Sunday, July 26, 2015
By Raynard Jackson
It is high time for the American people to finally wake up and stop spending so much time trying to be politically correct. Politicians must stop obsessing about winning the next election and begin to focus on what’s best for America, especially in light of what happened last week in Chattanooga, TN.
Last week, a naturalized American citizen from Kuwait killed five members of our armed forces. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a 24 year old Muslim, was brought to the U.S. by his parents when he was six years old. He also retained Jordanian citizenship by his parents being from Jordan.
Within the intelligence community, Abdulazeez is what is called a sleeper. There are not only sleeper individuals in the U.S.; but one of law enforcements greatest fears is the “sleeper cells” in the country. Sleeper cells are terrorists in waiting. They are awaiting instructions to become active; but until such an order is issued, they are to assimilate into American society and stay below the radar of law enforcement (as Abulazeez seemed to have done).
Because it is unknowable how many sleeper cells or individuals are in the U.S., it is now time to shut down the border and to implement a three year moratorium on all immigration; and this includes foreigners wanting to attend university in the U.S.
We can no longer be the dumping ground for everyone seeking political asylum or a better life.
We must immediately cease from allowing immigrants from Muslim countries, period. We must immediately cease from allowing immigrants into the country who have no marketable skills to bring to the U.S. Family reunification should have absolutely no place in our future immigration policy.
Becoming an American citizen is a privilege not a right. America should not have to apologize for putting stringent conditions on who is eligible for citizenship. We can no longer allow foreigners to depress wages for Americans and to continue to allow Fortune 500 companies to import cheap labor at the expense of citizens.
If the shooting in Chattanooga didn’t scare the hell out of Americans, maybe these immigration trends will.
According to the Institute of International Education’s “Fields of Study of Students from Selected Places of origin 2013-14, "127,332 student visas were granted to students from 43 predominantly Muslim countries (14% of all student visas issued).”
The top five countries receiving visas were: Saudi Arabia (53,919), Iran (10,194), Nigeria (7,921), Indonesia (7,920), and Kuwait (7,288). This total of 87,242 represents almost 70% of all student visas issued from Muslim countries. This would explain why Arabic is the fastest growing language on college campuses.
According to the Modern Language Association (MLA), “Enrollment in Arabic classes grew 127% nationally.” The MLA listed Arabic as the 8th most popular language learned in American institutions of higher education in 2013.
What rational person or sane country would allow people from the above countries to enter the U.S.? We know where the hotbeds of radical Islam are and yet we continue to allow people from those countries to come to the U.S. The F.B.I. has already admitted to Congress that terrorists from the Middle East have already come into the U.S. through Mexico and they have no idea where they are.
By most accounts, Muslims are least likely to assimilate than other groups of immigrants. This isolation makes them fertile targets for radicalization. France and Britain are currently experiencing this dilemma. America is on the verge of becoming another France or another Britain.
Yes, I am suggesting profiling those who want to enter into the U.S. To my liberal and politically correct friends, get over it. This is about national security and our safety.
Some will attempt to argue that this is discrimination; and I would agree with that assertion. Those who seek to legally enter into the U.S. have no inherent right to be accepted into our country; therefore America has the absolute right to be discriminating in regards to who enters the country.
We need not provide a reason nor give an explanation for changing our immigration policies. Our national interests and our national security trump all of their aspirations.
We must stop all immigration immediately; clear up the backlog of those in the pipeline, estimated to be just over 4 million people; and remove all those in the country illegally. This will give us a chance to digest and assimilate those who are already in the que for legal entry into the U.S.
How many more Americans must die because too many politicians want to play politics with our national security?
Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC is an internationally recognized political consulting, government affairs, and PR firm based in Washington, DC. Jackson is an internationally recognized radio talk show host and TV commentator. He has coined the phrase “straticist.” As a straticist, he has merged strategic planning with public relations. Visit his website at: www.raynardjackson.com.