Over the last few years we’ve seen an incredibly scary uptick in terrorist activity right here on American soil, as radicals from other countries are finding more creative ways to skirt our immigration laws and sneak into the country.
To make matters worse, it seems that many have managed to cross our borders simply due to negligence on the part of our own government due to ineptness and a desire to be politically correct and forego enforcing the law.
To illustrate how alarming this really is, a recent report is indicating that nearly 30,000 visas have been issued to people from nations sponsoring terrorism since 2007.
Via Fox News:
The United States issued nearly 30,000 visas to people from nations officially designated as sponsors of terrorism over the last decade through the Diversity Visa “lottery” program, the White House said Monday.
According to State Department statistics, since 2007, the U.S. has admitted 20,739 individuals from Iran; 7,232 from Sudan, and 812 from Syria through the Visa Lottery program –Iran, Sudan and Syria are currently the only countries designated by the State Department as “state sponsors of terrorism.”
The program offers a lottery for up to 50,000 immigrant visas annually, “drawn from random selection among all entries to individuals who are from countries with low rates of immigration” to the U.S., according to U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.
That random selection, according to the State Department, is through a computer-generated drawing for foreign nationals to apply for permanent residence, or a green card, in the U.S. each year.
The program originated as part of a bill introduced in 1990 by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., then a member of the House. Schumer’s measure to make a set number of visas available to “diversity immigrants” from certain countries was absorbed into a larger House immigration bill, which was sponsored by Schumer and 31 others, including several Republicans.
That bill was ultimately passed in a bipartisan vote, and was signed by President George H.W. Bush.
This is the same bill that President Trump is working toward eliminating, after the recent terrorist attack in Manhattan, hoping to get rid of chain immigration in an effort to keep scummy individuals bent on murder out of the country.
We are a nation of laws and part of our government’s legitimate duty is to keep citizens safe from radicals like ISIS and Al Qaeda who want to end our way of life and launch some sort of holy war.
This is done by creating just, fair immigration laws — which we have for the most part, though a few things could stand to be changed — and enforcing those laws consistently.
You can’t expect discipline to work at home on your child if you don’t do so consistently. Same thing applies to enforcing the law.
It’s not to be mean or hateful. It’s to prevent crime, terrorist attacks, and the wasting of valuable resources.
Maybe one day common sense in this department will make a comeback.