Juan Mann On 'Operation Iraqi Asylum'
US lawyer Juan Mann has a piece on VDare today, relating to the continued growth in numbers of Iraqis seeking US asylum three years after the fall of Saddam.
He quotes the readers of a previous piece on the subject as saying,
“I get the feeling that refugee status for both politically persecuted and economic migrants alike and resettlement to one of these three industrialized nations (the US, UK and Canada) is being viewed as a virtual right by third world countries who view with envy the refugee status and new lifestyles granted to those who came before, to those who had the good fortune to get a ticket to America. As evidenced in this sad case (of the Sudanese asylum-seekers massacred by Egyptian police), even resettlement to Egypt is not considered "good enough." They don't just want protection and the basics, they want the big score, a wealthy industrialized nation.”
That seems to be precisely the attitude expressed by Somali asylum-seeker Warsame Ali Garare when asked for his opinion on finding himself beached in Malta rather than Italy.
However, Mann's most telling example comes from the files of the so-called Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc (CLINIC). He quotes them as writing,
"Mrs. B, a Christian Chaldean who fled Iraq and received asylum in the United States, filed an I-730 Asylee Relative Petition for her husband in March 2003. …
Mrs. B and her attorney were told that Mr. B's case was undergoing a "security screening" and that he just had to wait. Despite additional inquiries to DHS, Mr. B's case continues to be pending and he and his wife remain separated":and notes,
"So according to the Treason Lobby’s henchman in the immigration bar: send more Iraqis!
But why isn’t the alien’s husband serving a tour of duty defending his homeland in the Iraqi National Guard, at least in the meantime? Will someone also please remind the “Catholic Legal Immigration Network” that family reunification can work both ways, that is, outbound as well as inbound into the Untied States"
Indeed. As Sir Andrew Green has noted (HT- Adam Lawson) almost 25% of those detained in the UK upon suspicion of plotting Islamist terror attacks have been asylum-seekers.
The asylum game's a bogey, and the party's got to stop.