News accounts reflect the growing angst of Americans as the result of a lawyer president who states that current U.S. immigration laws are unenforceable.
Meanwhile the Obama administration chooses not to enforce immigration and naturalization laws, and the results are alarming.
Take, for instance, The Washington Post on Friday, June 25, 2010. Entitled, “The fatal crossroads of two unsteady lives,” the article begins, “As people who knew him tell it, this was Manuel Sanchez’s American experience. Fleeing poverty in El Salvador, he walked into the United States illegally across miles of desert in 1998.”
According to the Post, Sanchez paid $6,000 to be sneaked into the United States by an alien smuggler (termed a “coyote”). As an illegal worker, Sanchez appeared to have squandered his earnings by excessive alcohol consumption.
He was a nice guy and a good worker, though, and was clearing a vacant building in southeast Washington, D.C., on the day that he was gunned down allegedly by two 16-year-old juvenile delinquents, Javon Hale and Rafael Douglas. Sanchez couldn’t speak English and didn’t understand their demands.
He was part of a Spanish-speaking subculture, an illegal ghost population, spreading across the United States.
Along with the Sanchez story on the front page of the Post was an article entitled, “5 N. Va. men convicted on terror charges in Pakistan.” Among the five northern Virginia men, apparently all naturalized U.S. citizens: there was an Egyptian, two Pakistanis, an Eritrean, and an Ethiopian by birth. The Pakistani police who arrested them indicated that 3 of the 5 had passports that falsely indicated the men were born in Virginia and California.
Here also were questions about the spelling of the men’s names and whether they were trying to deceive Pakistani officials.
The five complained that the Pakistani police and the FBI framed and tortured them to obtain information. Their families in the United States had asked the FBI to help locate the men when they were reported missing in November 2009.
They were located and arrested in Pakistan, where they were tried and convicted in the Lahore High Court, where a judge rendered a verdict on June 13, 2010. Each man was sentenced to 10 years on one count of criminal conspiracy and five years on a second count of funding an unnamed “banned terrorist organization.” They were acquitted on three criminal counts.
The evidence included confessions, e-mails with a Pakistani terrorists wanted by the Pakistani government, jihadist materials, and maps of military locations. Reportedly one man left an incriminating video.
All five men allegedly belonged to the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), which has ties to radical Islamic organizations such as the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood. The ICNA, founded in 1971, seeks to establish Islamic culture and Shariah worldwide.
If the United States enforced its current immigration and naturalization laws, Manuel Sanchez and his cousins would not have been allowed to remain in the United States illegally for 12 or more years.
If the United States had a temporary worker program, they might have been able to enter the United States legally to work for a time and then return home. With working papers, they might have enrolled in English classes, and Sanchez might have received help with his drinking problem.
The five naturalized U.S. citizens are another matter. They are prime examples of the lax vetting of those applying for U.S. citizenship. The nation and especially federal governmental agencies and their personnel are being instructed by the Obama administration to be sensitive to the culture and rituals of persons of the Muslim faith. Meanwhile the growing fifth column of U.S.-born and naturalized Islamist terrorists is beyond comprehension.
Islamist terrorist attacks on U.S. citizens are nothing new. They date back at least 25 years to the execution of a Navy diver on TWA Flight 847 in 1985. The first bombing of the World Trade Center took place in 1993 followed by the massacre of 3,000 people in the 9/11 attacks of 2001.
The failed attempt to murder soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey, occurred in 2007.
In 2009, the nation witnessed the murder of an Army recruiter in Little Rock, Ark., the massacre of 12 soldiers and a civilian employee at Ft. Hood, Texas, and the failed Christmas Day bomber in the sky over Detroit, Mich.
Most recently, the Times Square Bomber failed to detonate a car bomb in Manhattan. Among the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks are illegal aliens, fraudulent visa holders, along with native-born U.S. citizens and naturalized U.S. citizens with allegiance to Islamic countries.
The unwillingness of the federal government to enforce existing immigration and naturalization laws is promoting a lawless society.
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