11/18/15, "Our President Doesn't Know That a "Religious Test" for Refugees Seeking Asylum Is Required by Federal Law," Rush Limbaugh
"My friend Andrew McCarthy, National Review Online:
"Under federal law, the executive branch [of the United States of America] is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, US Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that…religion [among other things]...was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant." We damn well ask them about religion! We damn well do decide who gets in and who does not based on aspects of religion. And it is in the federal statutes!
"Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , US Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien’s religion: The term 'refugee' means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person’s nationality...and who is unable or unwilling to return to...that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of...religion [among other things]...[.]"
Well, how can we confirm any of those claims if we don't know what their religion is? We have to ask them. It's in federal law. There are religious tests and requirements through the United States law. President Obama doesn't know what he's talking about....He's projecting bigotry and racism....This country has a record of looking out for itself. This country has statute after statute,...precedent after precedent. This country has never, ever just opened the doors to anyone on the basis of "humanity" or "compassion" and said, "Come on in!" Never....That's what he now wants to do, while claiming that people opposed to it are a new kind of American....
We are not violating anybody's freedom, rights, or otherwise by acting in a way as to defend and protect the people of this country and the Constitution. The fact that someone might come from a country or territory ravaged by war does not by itself qualify one as an asylum candidate. If it did, we would be overrun already because war is never over. War is a staple in a world governed by the aggressive use of force."
Rush Limbaugh "Related links"
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- National Review: There Are Serious, Unbigoted Reasons to Be Wary of a Flood of Syrian Refugees
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Comment: "Who we are:"
We became "who we are" because from 1892-1954 all those seeking immigrant status in the US had to stop first at Ellis Island.
40% of all US citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island:
"Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station, a purpose it served for more than 60 years (it closed in 1954). Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time–in fact, it has been estimated that close to 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island."...
"Who we are" today:
It's acceptable to blow up Americans in at least some cases:
The political class has changed the US from a country to a business zone. Hoping ordinary Americans will get the hint that we're not wanted, the political class has welcomed in many Muslims from other countries who think we should be blown up:
Per 2011 Pew Poll, the US political class is fine that 600,000 Muslims living in the US think it's
acceptable to blow up Americans in at least some cases:
A 2011 Pew Poll surveys US Muslim attitudes and finds up to 19% (between 12% and 19%) of US Muslims think suicide bombing is justified. Pew's most conservative estimates says there are 3 million US Muslims as of 2014 (p. 2). This means approximately 600,000 US Muslims believe suicide bombing is justified at least in some cases (19% of 3 million). In August 2011, Pew says it's great news that only 600,000 Muslims living in the US want to blow us up: "Overwhelming Majority Say Suicide Bombing Never Justified."
Pew says not a big deal, support for suicide bombing advocacy is "negligible," shows "no signs of growth" from previous years. 600,000 US residents (up to 19%) isn't an "overwhelming majority." As Pew's subhead states, "Support for Extremism Remains Negligible."
80,000 to 90,000 new Muslim immigrants move to the US each year but that number will increase. By 2020, 109,000 new Muslims will move to the US yearly. Most of them will be from Pakistan and Bangladesh.