March 25, 2009, - 1:31 pm
Dumbassity of the Day: Clinton Judge Makes It Even Easier for Terrorist Imams to Get Into U.S.; Secret Word of the Day: “Imam”
By Debbie Schlussel
The Religious Workers Visa program is one of the worst enforced programs there is in U.S. immigration policy. And now, thanks to Federal Judge Robert Lasnik (a William Jefferson Clinton nominee), it’s even easier for extremist Muslims looking to invade America to get in.
Although there are plenty of gentile federal judges who’ve issued similar terrorist-friendly decisions, it’s sad to say that Judge Lasnik is one of my liberal co-religionists who just doesn’t get it. It’s funny to read about the acrobatics litigants in his courtroom used to avoid uttering the word “imam.”
Say Iran wants a dangerous imam, who inspires his Muslim congregants to become jihadist killers, to come to the U.S. to make Shi’ites at large Dearborn mosque less liberal and absorbed into the country (this actually happened when Iran and Hezbollah sent Imam Mohammed Ali Elahi here to radicalize Dearbornistan-area Muslims). He can come here on a visitor’s visa and say he’s touring the country (as Elahi did). Then, he applies and gets citizenship based on some phony asylum or other claim.
But we know better. So we developed the religious workers visa, a form of visa that is much tougher . . . or rather, it was supposed to be because it made it harder for clerics to apply for green cards and U.S. citizenship. They had to wait longer to apply for those “immigration benefit,” because a separate immigration petition by their employers had to be approved. But we didn’t enforce it well.
Under the religious worker visa a number of extremist imams with connections to terrorist groups, like Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, and the Government of Iran, made it into America without much of an immigration check. Worse, others who weren’t even religious leaders, but here to do no good posed as Islamic “religious workers” and easily got the visas. And rather than making the applicant wait and do the full background check before the imam entered the country, we gsve him the temporary five-year visa to come here and preach his hate until we might discover he’s a bad guy and face endless legal battles while he stays here and continues to preach the hate.
Still, this wasn’t good enough for a number of extremists holding these visas. So they filed a class action suit because, you know, when some temporary visas expired, a scant few of these people who were here under false pretenses were actually forced to leave the country and their radical followers behind (though they’ve already planted the seed of hate here and it has grown and flowered beyond our control).
Well, we can’t have that. We can’t have a few extremist imams being forced to leave the country because they couldn’t continue to successfully game the system. So says Bill Clinton appointed Federal Judge Robert Lasnik.
This major dumbass in a black robe struck down the law, making it easier for Islamic clerics to stay here and get citizenship. He says it wasn’t the intent of Congress, you know, to secure our borders like this. He just can’t believe that any religious worker from a foreign country could possibly be dangerous. That could nevah evah happen, right? He apparently took the ludicrous words of religious worker class action lawsuit lawyer Robert Gibbs of Seattle to heart:
They’re saying priests, nuns and rabbis are more likely to be fraudsters than everyone else, which is absurd when you think about it.
Well, notice in his obtuse comments which religious cleric is specifically NOT mentioned.
That’s the real absurdity here.
A federal judge has struck down a long-standing government policy that made it tougher for religious workers from other countries to remain in the United States.
Chief U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik wrote in an order issued Tuesday that the policy was at odds with the intent of Congress.
Under the Department of Homeland Security’s policy, religious workers who came to the U.S. on a typical five-year temporary visa were not allowed to file for permanent residency – their green card – until a separate visa petition by their employer had been approved.
The problem was that it frequently took a long time for the government to approve those visa petitions – and by the time it did, the religious workers had left the country because their temporary visas had expired.
“They had to return home, leaving behind their religious work and congregations,” said Seattle attorney Robert Gibbs, who represents the workers in the class-action case.
So sad, too bad. Is there really a shortage of religious clerics in this country that there’s a dire need for an import business? Only for extremist Muslim imams (redundant adjective).
Workers in other categories, such as aerospace and technology, are allowed to file for permanent residency before, not after, their employer’s visa petition is approved, and can remain in the country while their application is pending. That amounted to discrimination against religious workers, Gibbs argued.
Gimme a break. It amounts to discrimination against those more likely to harm this country. That’s called national security. And we need to discriminate to have it.
Religious organizations bring foreign workers into the U.S. for a variety of reasons.
Like terrorist attacks. Indoctrinating kids away from Western culture. Instruction on which special prayers to say while building explosive devices.
Native speakers are sometimes needed to communicate with immigrant populations, and expertise in certain traditions can be hard to find in the United States.
Yes, native Arabic and Farsi speakers are needed with expertise on easy wife neck-slicing tehchniques.
The Roman Catholic Church has brought in many priests from other countries to replenish its U.S. ranks.
PUH-LEEZE. This visa wasn’t created to keep out “dangerous” Catholic priests from Ireland. Hello . . .?
In court documents, Rodger Pitcairn, an adjudications officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said religious workers were singled out by the policy because of the “historically high incidence of fraudulent petitions” filed by religious workers.
Let me guess–the vast majority of that fraud came from the same people who regularly say, “Allahu Akbar.” Just a guess, you know. After all, we can’t utter the “secret word of the day” (Imam), or we’ll lose points on the PC scoreboard of American life.
Gibbs called that laughable.
“They’re saying priests, nuns and rabbis are more likely to be fraudsters than everyone else, which is absurd when you think about it,” he said.
Um, no, that’s not what they’re saying. And Gibbs knows who they’re talking about. It’s the phrase you can’t dare utter here–“Islamic clerics.”
Religious workers from many faiths – Catholic, Ukrainian orthodox, evangelical Christian, Buddhist and Hindu, among others – filed affidavits with the court last year saying they feared they would have to return to their home countries unless the policy was changed.
Again, so sad, too bad. If you fear going home, don’t leave in the first place. This isn’t your country, and you just helped a gazillion more Islamic clerics get into America that much more easily with your stupid affidavits. Islamic clerics who will seek to convert your followers in the only safe place left for them.
Lasnik told lawyers on both sides to try to agree on a new policy consistent with his order within 20 days.
Translation: You have 20 days to make it easier for extremist Islamic clerics to get inside and stay. And recruit terrorists.