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Does Fox News Want To Deport 100,000 Legal Syrian Immigrants (or USC's)? Roger Algase

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In what appears to be a widely under-reported announcement, according to a December 16 Al Jazeera and Reuters report, FBI Director James Comey has now stated that the couple who carried out the horrific San Bernardino attack, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, were not part of an organized cell, had no contact with overseas terror groups and, contrary to widespread reports, did not pledge allegiance to ISIS or its leader, or express support for jihad on social media.

I cannot find a direct link. But see:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a6775731.html

According to the above report, the killers did express support for violent ideology in their private communications. However, based on Comey's above statement, it would appear that the San Bernardino attack, terrible as it was, had more in common with the "lone wolf" gun violence of the Sandy Hook variety that is now all too common in the US than it did with any organized terrorist attack.

Despite the total absence of evidence that ISIS or any other terrorist group was responsible for the San Bernardino attack, and the fact that the killer suspects were both of Pakistani origin and were neither Syrians nor refugees, hysteria and xenophobia against Syrian Muslim refugees is continuing to grow in the wake of San Bernardino, spurred on by the media and demagogic politicians.

Fox News, which earlier falsely reported that one or more of the Paris attackers entered Europe as Syrian refugees, even though no officials have produced any credible evidence of this (see my previous post on this topic), is now suggesting that America is in danger from the 100,000 Syrian immigrants whom it states have entered the US with legal visas or green cards since 2012. See:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/16...-100000-since/

Fox quotes Jessica Vaughan, a spokesperson for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which has long been on record as wanting to restrict and reduce all immigration to the US, as follows:

"The sheer number of people [Syrians] arriving on all kinds of visas and with green cards, and possibly US citizenship, makes it impossible for our counterterrorism authorities to keep track of them all, much less prevent them from carrying out attacks or belatedly trying to deport them."

Try to deport them? Law abiding legal immigrants and even US citizens? For what reason? On what legal grounds?

Another long-standing anti-immigrant group, Federation for Immigration Reform (FAIR), chimed in though its spokesman Ira Mehlman that it was:

"highly unlikely that the 102,213 Syrians who were admitted over the past three years were effectively vetted."

In addition to its wild suggestion that Syrians already in the United States legally, including possibly US citizens, should be deported, the Fox article warns about the possibility that Syrians might try to enter the US through Canada, as it claims that 1,229 have done legally since 2011. Its article also warns that eight Syrians were apprehended by the Border Patrol attempting to cross in the US from Canada illegally in 2014.

Clearly, America must be vigilant against this huge influx of Syrians from our neighbor to the north!

What is also obvious from the Fox News article is that not a single one of the more than 100,000 Syrians who have been admitted to the US in the last three or four years has been involved in a terror attack. If that had the case, we can be sure that Fox News would not have failed to mention it.

Nor can the San Bernardino killings provide any justification for the draconian restrictions on admitting Syrian refugees contained in two bills that are still reportedly under consideration in Congress. One of these, the less restrictive of the two, but which is still intended to make the admissions process more difficult, time-consuming and complicated, has already been passed by the House.

The other bill, which has been introduced in the Senate and is supported, among others, by Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions, who opposes almost all immigration just as fiercely as a former governor of his state, George Wallace, opposed racial integration 50 years ago, would, in effect, impose an indefinite moratorium on all admissions of Syrian refugees.
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Roger Algase is a New York immigration lawyer and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. For more than 35 years, he has been helping mainly skilled and professional immigrants from many different parts of the world and religious backgrounds obtain work visas and green cards. Roger's email address is algaselex@gmail.com

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Updated 12-18-2015 at 09:59 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. Unregistered222's Avatar
    Now, it makes even more sense that great country of Israel totally banned these Syrian "refugees" from coming over to Israel. Hopefully, US should follow the wise and do the same as soon as possible until something horrible happened. I am absolutely sure that people of Israel know what they are doing when the banned this "refugee" garbage from their country.
  2. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Hey, Mr. Anonymous 222! If you have evidence that the FBI director was wrong when he said that the San Bernardino attack was not connected with any terror group, perhaps you would be kind enough to share it with us. Would you also care to provide our readers with a complete list of every terror attack that even a single one the 100,000 Syrians who have entered the US legally in the past three or four years has been involved in?

    I can understand that you might not be willing or able to do that, since you have not yet even given us your name.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 12-17-2015 at 10:49 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  3. Unregistered222's Avatar
    LOL, Roger, you wish he said that but he did not

    Anyways, I have full trust in Israel counterintelligence community which definitely have perfectly valid reasons to keep these "refugees" out of Israel. They have the best intelligence people in the world - and if their decision was to keep the terrorist "refugee" garbage out, then who am I to judge them?

    You might call them up and ask why they made this decision. See if they want to talk to you ))) Just tell them that you are an immigration lawyer. I bet they would just hang up


    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    Hey, Mr. Anonymous 222! If you have evidence that the FBI director was wrong when he said that the San Bernardino attack was not connected with any terror group, perhaps you would be kind enough to share it with us. Would you also care to provide our readers with a complete list of every terror attack that even a single one the 100,000 Syrians who have entered the US legally in the past three or four years has been involved in?

    I can understand that you might not be willing or able to do that, since you have not yet even given us your name.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  4. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    You either haven't read the newspaper reports of the FBI Director's statement, or don't want to.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  5. Unregistered222's Avatar
    I'm sure the Israel counterintelligence community (best in the world) read a lot of reports before banning the violent terrorist "refugee" garbage from Israel This is good enough for me.

    Meanwhile, another victim of Boston marathon bombing has died today. Murdered by violent "asylum seekers" this time - not "refugees".

    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    You either haven't read the newspaper reports of the FBI Director's statement, or don't want to.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  6. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    The Boston Marathon victims were killed by attackers who came here as young children of an asylee from Chechnya who had no connection with the attack and had long since left the United States to return home. Not even the Israeli intelligence would have been able to predict what these children would have done later on after they grew up, many years after coming to the United States

    If you can show any connection between Syrian refugees and the Boston Marathon attack, then you must have amazing powers indeed which nobody was aware of up to now.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 12-17-2015 at 12:35 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  7. Unregistered222's Avatar
    You're just made an excellent point. That is exactly why Israel will not allow a single "refugee" inside their borders, no matter what gender and sex they are. The Boston Marathon murders prove that even the "refugee" children have a potential to grow in a full-blown infidel-killing jihadi that is why Israel makes no exception for "refugees" women and children. And I say they absolutely right.

    And, last but not least. The fact that his father returned to Russian means he was not even a valid candidate for asylum in the first place. Just another ordinary lying scumbag who abused asylum system, probably with a help of some crooked "immigration lawyer" who only care of making $$$. Just another proof that US authorities cannot even filter out the garden variety liars, let alone devoted jihadis.



    Quote Originally Posted by 4XImmigrationLawBlogs
    The Boston Marathon victims were killed by attackers who came here as young children of an asylee from Chechnya who had no connection with the attack and had long since left the United States to return home. Not even the Israeli intelligence would have been able to predict what these children would have done later on after they grew up, many years after coming to the United States

    If you can show any connection between Syrian refugees and the Boston Marathon attack, then you must have amazing powers indeed which nobody was aware of up to now.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  8. Nolan Rappaport's Avatar
    I don't think we should compare Israeli immigration policies to US immigration policies. Israel is a Jewish state and wants to continue to be a Jewish state. In contrast, we pride ourselves on being a nation of immigrants. American culture used to be the result of the proverbial melting pot. People from all over the world would come here and their culture, values, etc., would blend with each other and assimilate. I am not sure this still happens, but the move away from assimilation is relatively recent and I don't think it represents the thinking of the majority of Americans. Consequently, we are more welcoming as a nation to immigrants from other cultures and backgrounds than Israel is. I am referring to legal immigration. The republicans would like to reduce the number of legal immigrants coming into the country this year, but they haven't expressed a desire to stop legal as well as illegal immigration. Yet anyway.
  9. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I completely agree with Nolan's comment. Israel and the US are in totally different situations regarding immigration policy, and it would make no more sense to make Israel a model for US immigration policy than it would to impose American-style immigration values on Israel.

    Unregistered222 clearly does not have a very high opinion of Syrian refugees, US asylees, or anyone else, it seems, who happens to be a Muslim. Nor does he express any great admiration for the immigration bar.

    Under our laws and Constitution, he (I assume he is male, even though he does not care to share his name with us) is free to express any opinions he wants.

    Whether they are worth taking seriously is something that each ilw.com reader needs to decide for himself or herself.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law.
    Updated 12-24-2015 at 06:48 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
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