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Jewish Refugees Were Excluded from US as "Bolsheviks" and "Radicals" in the 1930's. Syrians, DEJA VU? Roger Algase

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The following comment has been revised and expanded as of October 22, 11:24 am:

In the light of concerns expressed by a number of lawmakers, officials and commentators over the possibility that Syrian refugees seeking admission to the US might be infiltrated to or sympathetic to ISIS terrorists, concerns which one of America's most respected federal appeals court judges, Richard Posner has quite recently dismissed as "nightmare speculation" (see Exodus Immigration v Pence, 7th Circuit, October 3, 2016), it is instructive to examine some of the objections which were made to the admission of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany in the 1930's - objections which, in many cases, tragically, led to thousands of refugees who had been denied entry to America dying in Nazi concentration camps.

One of the best known of these victims was Anne Frank, the author of the famous diary which stands as a worldwide symbol of resistance to every form of persecution and repression. As recently related in an article about Anne Frank's step sister, Eva Schloss, who survived the Holocaust and is still alive today, their father. Otto Frank, made vigorous and extensive efforts to obtain a US visa for himself and his family, only to be turned down, along with many thousands of other Jewish refugees, some of whom, as Eva Schloss suggests about Anne Frank herself, might otherwise still be alive today.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/adam...b_9095980.html

Why were so many Jewish refugees from Hitler denied visas to the United States, or, like the doomed passengers on the famous ship St. Louis, sent back to Hitler's gas chambers and death camps?

One of the reasons was the unfounded, but widely suspected possibility of subversion. Case Western Reserve University Historian Peter Shulman describes this as follows in his FORTUNE November, 2015, article:

How America's Response to Syrian and Jewish Refugees is Eerily Similar

http://fortune.com/2015/11/21/syrian...ugees-america/

"Behind these numbers lay a toxic fear of Jewish subversion. For decades, Jews had been linked to various strains of un-American threats: socialism, communism, and anarchism, of course, but also, paradoxically, a kind of hyper-capitalism. Many believed that the real threat to the United States lay not from abroad, but within. During Franklin Roosevelt's administration, Jews held so many influential positions that New Deal opponents spoke of the 'Jew Deal'."

An exhaustive, detailed scholarly study of the mechanics of America's visa refusal and the forces behind the policy reasons that led to the denial of refuge in America to so many of Hitler's Jewish victims was published in CUNY Academic Works in 2011 by Barbara L. Bailin. See:

The Influence of Anti-Semitism on United States Immigration Policy With respect to German Jews During 1933-1939

I strongly recommend this outstanding research paper to any reader who has a serious interest in the subject of American immigration policy toward Jewish refugees in the period leading up to the Holocaust Nazi extermination, and who is not adverse to examining whether there is a comparison between that period and the situation facing Syrian refugees seeking to enter the United States today, as some highly qualified and reputable authorities are suggesting there is. See: New York Times:

Comparing Jewish Refugees of the 1930's With Syrians Today

http://nytimes.com/2015/11/20/us/com...ans-today.html

and

Anne Frank Today Is a Syrian Girl

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/op...girl.html?_r=0


My next post will discuss the section of Ms. Bailin's study dealing with the widespread claim, which many Americans and their representatives evidently believed, that:

"German-Jewish Immigrants Were 'Infected With' Bolshevism and Held Radical Political Beliefs"


As will be shown in my next, forthcoming, comment, Bailin's article, among its many other unique and valuable insights into this topic, also describes in detail the approximately two dozen questions that Jewish refugees had to answer on their US visa applications. It also describes the difficulties of obtaining required affidavits of support in order to overcome the ultra-restrictive interpretation of the Public Charge provision of the law that US officials who were ideologically opposed to Jewish immigration, and in some cases, overtly anti-semitic, used in order to deny the great majority of Jewish refugee visa applications.

Her impressive study also describes documents which the refugees were often required to obtain from their Nazi persecutors in order to file their usually unsuccessful US visa applications.

But, some people might ask, what does any of this have to do with Syrian refugees today? Nicholas Kristoff, himself the child of a WW2 refugee, answers as follows in the second of the two New York Times articles cited above, the one dealing specifically with Anne Frank. He writes:

"Some readers are objecting: But Jews weren't a threat the way Syrian refugees are!
(Original italics) In the 1930's and '40's, though, a world war was underway and Jews were widely seen as potential Communists or even Nazis. There were widespread fears that Germany would infiltrate the US with spies and saboteurs under the cover that they were Jewish refugees.

''When the safety of the country is imperiled, it seems fully justifiable to resolve any possible doubts in favor of the country, rather than in favor of the aliens,' the State Department instructed in 1941. The New York Times in 1938 quoted the granddaughter of President Ulysses S. Grant warning about 'so-called Jewish refugees and hinting that they were Communists 'coming to our country to join the ranks of those who hate our institutions and want to overthrow them.'...

The Times published a front page article about the risks of Jews becoming Nazi spies, and the Washington Post published an editorial thanking the State Department for keeping out Nazis posing as refugees...

A State Department official, Breckenridge Long, systematically tightened rules on Jewish refugees. In this climate, Otto Frank was unable to get visas for his family members, who were victims in part of American paranoia, demagogy and indifference."

Is there really such a difference between American attitudes toward Jewish refugees then and Syrian refugees now, especially since there have been few, if any, major crimes by the hundreds of thousands of refugees America has taken in for the past 40 years? See:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/...rogram/416475/

Many of the arguments we are hearing today against admitting Syrian refugees are, in the above words of historian Peter Shulman, "eerily similar" to those used in the 1930's against admitting Jewish ones.

Yes, the Syrian government has been on America's list of state sponsors of terrorism for many years, since long before there was such a thing as ISIS, which the current government is not connected with and which is fighting against that government.

Does this mean that Syrian refugees who are fleeing from the current brutal, Russian-backed Syrian government and/or its enemy, ISIS, are likely to be "definitely ISIS-aligned" as one of the two candidates warned at the October 19 presidential debate?

Was Nazi Germany a "state sponsor" of peace and harmony among nations in the 1930's and 1940's?

We also hear arguments, such as those coming from Republican members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, that our screening process for Syrian refugees is ineffective, because we allegedly cannot obtain information about them from inside Syria itself.

Even if this were true, despite that fact that military dictatorships often have very extensive records about their citizens, just as the Gestapo was never short of information about the Jews; and American officials must surely have access to Syrian government databases (if not, there are no doubt plenty of alleged Russian DNC hackers we should be able to hire to do that job for us), does this mean that our intensive process of personal interviews and biometric screening taking up to two years is worthless, that it produces no reliable information about the refugees (most of whom are women and children) at all?

The idea that the Syrian war criminals who have been bombing Aleppo into extinction (as the Nazis tried to do with Leningrad) and who have been accused of using chemical weapons and barrel bombs against their own people do not keep records or databases on their citizens would be laughable if the actions of the murderers and torturers in that government were not so horrible.

The US State Department says the following about the Syrian government's ability to obtain information and keep records about individuals in that country:

"Security personnel frequently place foreign visitors under surveillance. Hotel rooms, internet connections, and fax machines may be monitored. Taking photographs of anything that could be perceived as being of military or security interest may result in questioning, detention or confiscation of the images. Additionally, U.S. citizens should be aware that conversations on the topics of politics, religion and other social issues could lead to arrest."

https://travel.state.gov/content/pas...try/syria.html

Is information about refugees from inside Syria really entirely unavailable? True, Syrian government officials may not be all that cooperative about sharing their information with US government refugee screening agencies, so we might have to rely on Wikileaks instead.

But how cooperative would the Gestapo have been about sharing their information about Jewish refugees with US authorities in the 1930's, if America had been willing to accept them?

Are the above and other similar arguments for refusing to accept Syrian refugees anything more than the "nightmare speculation" that Judge Posner refers to above?

To the contrary, these arguments show signs of being a replay of the xenophobia and paranoia of the 1930's that denied refuge to many thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of Jews seeking refuge from Hitler's concentration and death camps, just as Anne Frank's family tried to do, only with Islamophobia instead of anti-semitism as the main motivating force today.

When it comes to attitudes toward Syrian refugees, there is good reason to believe that what we are seeing is DEJA VU from the 1930's all over again.
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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 obtain work visas and green cards.

Roger's practice is focused on work authorization through specialty occupation (H-1B) or extraordinary ability (O-1) employment; and on J-1 trainee visas as well as green cards through Labor Certification (PERM) and opposite sex or same sex marriage. His email address is algaselex@gmail.com

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Updated 10-22-2016 at 04:46 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs

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  1. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I haven't read Roger's blog. As I have said several times now, I find his comparison of the Syrian refugees to the Jews trying to flee from Nazi Germany extremely offensive.

    My wife's parents' Saul and Nellie were in Auschwitz for the duration of the war. I will never forget the tattoos that the Germans put on their arms. They never had them removed.

    I assume that mosts people know that Hitler was trying to exterminate the entire Jewish race and that he succeeded in murdering more than 8 million of them in the concentration camps, but I doubt that many people know how badly the Jews were treated in the camps while they waiting to be executed. I will just relay on story that Saul and Nellie told my daughter when she was doing a paper on the camps for her high school class.

    The Nazis had the Jews dig a very large hole in the ground and fill it with logs for a huge bonfire. Then they gathered up a few dozen children and had them run around the edge of the hole. When a child couldn't run any further, the guards would pick him up and throw him into the fire. And another child would be put in his place. How do you think the parents of those children would react to Roger's comparison with the Syrian refugees?


  2. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    I would rather see Roger compare bringing Syrian refugees to what has happened in Europe. According to PEW research, many of the Europeans blame the refugees for the terrorism that has has occurred since they flooded across Europe, a problem so bad that England left the European Union to be able to secure its borders against them. It's not a completely comparable situation, but it is much closer in time and circumstances than Nazi Germany. I wrote the following article about the PEW report.

    The refugee crisis is being blamed for the terrorist attacks in Europe (August 2, 2016),



    http://www.ilw.com/articles/2016,0802-Rappaport.pdf
  3. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    If Nolan doesn't want to read my blog, he is welcome to read the above article by Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times: Anne Frank Today is a Syrian Girl

    Kristoff's parents were Holocaust survivors.

    More than that, Anne Frank's own stepsister, Eva Schloss, makes the same comparison between the Syrian refugees today and Jewish refugees 80 years ago, according to an article in the Huffington Post, which Nolan also writes for.

    Without in any way trying to minimize the horrors that Nolan's in-laws went through in the Holocaust, I would be confident in stating my belief that if Anne Frank, arguably the world's best known Holocaust victim of all, whose famous diary I read in both English and the original Dutch when I was younger, and whose wartime hiding place (later turned into a museum) I also visited many years ago, were alive today, she would be among the first, along with her stepsister, to urge America, and the world, to admit more Syrian refugees, just as America failed to do with her own family and thousands of other Jewish refugees 80 years ago.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law




    Updated 10-22-2016 at 04:55 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  4. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    If Nolan doesn't want to read my blog, he is welcome to read the above article by Nicholas Kristoff in the New York Times: Anne Frank Today is a Syrian Girl

    Kristoff's parents were Holocaust survivors.

    More than that, Anne Frank's own stepsister, Eva Schloss, makes the same comparison between the Syrian refugees today and Jewish refugees 80 years ago, according to an article in the Huffington Post, which Nolan also writes for.

    Without in any way trying to minimize the horrors that Nolan's in-laws went through in the Holocaust, I would be confident in stating my belief that if Anne Frank, arguably the world's best known Holocaust victim of all, whose famous diary I read in both English and the original Dutch when I was younger, and whose wartime hiding place (later turned into a museum) I also visited many years ago, were alive today, she would be among the first, along with her stepsister, to urge America, and the world, to admit more Syrian refugees, just as America failed to do with her own family and thousands of other Jewish refugees 80 years ago.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law

    Roger's comparison of Syrian refugees to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany is offensive to me. That's how I feel about it.
    Updated 10-22-2016 at 06:19 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  5. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Offensive to Nolan Rappaport, yes, but obviously not to everyone who has had experience with the Holocaust, including at least some people, who, unlike Nolan, have experienced it personally, as Anne Frank's stepsister did. Nolan, might, hopefully feel a little less offended if he were to focus on the actual issue.

    This issue is NOT whether the danger of persecution that Syrian refugees are fleeing from is on the same level as the Nazi extermination of the Jews.

    Of course it is not, and no one is claiming that it is. Certainly I am not making any such claim and never have.

    The issue, instead is whether the excuses that are being put forth now to turn away Syrian refugees, who are, undeniably, fleeing for their lives (as Anne Frank's stepsister points out in the Huffington Post story) are any more valid than the ones which were used to turn away Jewish refugees who faced an even more horrible fate in the 1930's and 1940's.

    Pointing out similarities between the "nightmare speculation" (again to quote Judge Richard Posner) and Islamophobia that is keeping out all but a very few Syrian refugees today and the unfounded accusations and anti-semitism that denied Jewish refugees safety from Hitler's ovens and gas chambers in the 1930's does not imply lack of respect for the Holocaust victims and the unimaginable suffering they went through.

    I sincerely and honestly believe that people who actually experienced the Holocaust would be the first to urge America, and the world, never to turn away victims of any form of persecution away again, including the very serious atrocities which no less than Donald Trump himself has graphically described in some of his quite accurate comments about the horrors of ISIS terror inside Syria today.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 10-22-2016 at 11:57 PM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  6. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Here is what Donald Trump said about what ISIS is doing to its victims:

    "Overseas, ISIS has carried out one unthinkable atrocity after another. Children slaughtered, girls sold into slavery, men and women burned alive. Crucifixions, beheadings and drownings. Ethnic minorities targeted for mass execution. Holy sites desecrated. Christians driven from their homes and hunted for execution. ISIS rounding up what it calls the 'nation of the cross' in a campaign of genocide. We cannot let this evil continue."

    http://www.statesman.com/news/nation...O9HBKDNH5uB9O/

    Is there a single word in Donald Trump's above quote that is not absolutely and entirely true? Can Nolan point to a single sentence, a single comma or period in Trump's above quote that Nolan or any other reasonable person would disagree with? Of course not. No one can.

    Horrible as the above is, however, what the Nazis did to six million Jews was infinitely worse. It was genocide, mass extermination of an entire race of people - no one can argue with that.

    But is the fact that ISIS cruelty, atrocities and horrors, terrible as they are (not to mention the hospital bombings, barrel bombs and chemical weapons that the Russian-backed Syrian government murderers, torturers and war criminals are also using against their own people) admittedly do not yet come up to the level of the Nazis' evil make denying refuge in the US to their victims any less reprehensible than America's denial of refuge to the Jews fleeing Hitler in the 1930's?

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
    Updated 10-23-2016 at 12:39 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  7. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Offensive to Nolan Rappaport, yes, but obviously not to everyone who has had experience with the Holocaust, including at least some people, who, unlike Nolan, have experienced it personally, as Anne Frank's stepsister did.

    Why does it matter whether other people feel the same way I do about this issue?

    This issue is NOT whether the danger of persecution that Syrian refugees are fleeing from is on the same level as the Nazi extermination of the Jews. The issue, instead is whether the excuses that are being put forth now to turn away Syrian refugees, who are, undeniably, fleeing for their lives (as Anne Frank's stepsister points out in the Huffington Post story) are any more valid than the ones which were used to turn away Jewish refugees who faced an even more horrible fate in the 1930's and 1940's.

    I don't know whether there was an objective basis for fearing Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, but I do know that there is an objective basis for holding off on admitting Syrian refugees until information is available from within Syria.
    First, Syria has been considered a State sponsor of international terrorism by our state department for almost 40 years. It would be foolish not to expect the Syrian gov't to use our refugee program to send terrorists here. ISIS probably would too. Second, the overwhelmingly bipartisan Visa Waiver Program bill excluded nationals of VWP countries who have been to Syria. Third, look what has happened in Europe. The flood of refugees brought terrorism with them. Fourth, even Hillary is saying that she wouldn't bring Syrian refugees here who haven't been vetted. She thinks the worthless background investigations are sufficient for vetting them. Or says she does. I find it difficult to believe that anyone with even a modicum of intelligence believes that legitimate background investigations can be done on Syrian refugees if our government can't get information from within Syria.

    I sincerely and honestly believe that people who actually experienced the Holocaust would be the first to urge America, and the world, never to turn away victims of any form of persecution away again, including the very serious atrocities which no less than Donald Trump himself has graphically described in some of his quite accurate comments about the horrors of ISIS terror inside Syria today.

    Why would their opinions matter? Are they national security experts? Trump's objection to Syrian refugees, which I agree with, is that we can't do background investigations without access to information on the refugees from within Syria, and that is not available now. And according to the UNHCR, there are 21.3 million refugees. Why are we taking more from Syria refugees instead of increasing the number of refugees we are taking from other countries that are not on the State Sponsors of Terrorism list? Are you saying that the refugees from other countries don't deserve our help?

    Updated 10-23-2016 at 12:35 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  8. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    So far there has not been a single reported Syrian refugee terrorist incident (as far as I know) anywhere in North America, among the 10,000 that the US has admitted and the 25,000 who have been welcomed into Canada (also after a thorough, though of course not 100 per cent foolproof - which is impossible in almost any refugee situation - screening).

    It is becoming clearer and clearer why Judge Posner recently used the phrase "nightmare speculation" to block Trump's running mate's attempt to stop Syrian refugees from resettling in Indiana.

    In the 1930's, there was also no shortage of arguments that Jewish refugees could be potential Nazi spies; or that they were Bolsheviks, Communists or Anarchists (all three of which movements some Jews had in fact been identified with), that they would take American jobs in the time of Depression, that their beliefs or background were incompatible with American values and society, etc., etc.

    Yes, Syria, whose government ISIS is not connected with and is trying to overthrow, is on the US terrorist sponsor list.

    In the 1930's, was Nazi Germany sponsoring international harmony and goodwill among nations?

    The last time I looked at my history books, it was building up a huge military force, occupying the Rhineland and the Sudetenland, carrying out the Anschluss with Austria which caused thousands of terrified Jews to line up outside the US embassy in Vienna looking for visas which were in most cases refused - Nolan has certainly seen those tragic photos - who has not? - and, in the same year (1938) engaging in the horrendous Kristallnacht pogrom.

    Is Nolan arguing that the current Syrian government, evil as as it certainly is, is more of a threat to America than Hitler's Germany was in the 1930's?

    It is now uncontested that the reason that so few Jewish refugees were admitted to America in their time of most desperate need was the widespread anti-semitism in America. It was this anti-semitism which was rampant throughout the State Department, leading to the refusal of most Jewish refugee applications (often on Public Charge grounds, a handy but cynical excuse, as i will show in more detail in a forthcoming post).

    Congressional anti-Semitism led to the failure of a bill to admit 20,000 Jewish children, which never made it out of committee, just as Islamophobia led to the introduction of bills in both Houses of Congress which would have made Syrian refugee admissions even more difficult (or, in the case of the Senate bill, halted them completely).

    The parallels are too obvious to ignore. And I am not raising this issue merely as a club to use against refugee opponents such as Donald Trump, who has pledged to violate international law against refugee refoulement by sending Syrian refugees back!!!, but also as an indictment of President Obama's Syrian refugee policy.

    Just as President Franklin D. Roosevelt was afraid or unwilling to stand up against the anti-semites in his own administration, or in the American public at large, by admitting more Jewish refugees, President Obama has lacked the courage to stand up against the Muslim-haters in America and do what is right for the victims of Syria's horrendous combination of one of the world's worst dictatorships and its most feared and dangerous terrorist group, by admitting anywhere close to a realistic number of Syrian refugees instead of the token number of 10,000.

    This is why the expression Deja Vu all over again is so tragically, so shamefully, appropriate today.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law


    Updated 10-23-2016 at 04:40 AM by ImmigrationLawBlogs
  9. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    So far there has not been a single reported Syrian refugee terrorist incident (as far as I know) anywhere in North America, among the 10,000 that the US has admitted and the 25,000 who have been welcomed into Canada (also after a thorough, though of course not 100 per cent foolproof - which is impossible in almost any refugee situation - screening).

    It is becoming clearer and clearer why Judge Posner recently used the phrase "nightmare speculation" to block Trump's running mate's attempt to stop Syrian refugees from resettling in Indiana.

    In the 1930's, there was also no shortage of arguments that Jewish refugees could be potential Nazi spies; or that they were Bolsheviks, Communists or Anarchists (all three of which movements some Jews had in fact been identified with), that they would take American jobs in the time of Depression, that their beliefs or background were incompatible with American values and society, etc., etc.

    Yes, Syria, whose government ISIS is not connected with and is trying to overthrow, is on the US terrorist sponsor list.

    In the 1930's, was Nazi Germany sponsoring international harmony and goodwill among nations?

    The last time I looked at my history books, it was building up a huge military force, occupying the Rhineland and the Sudetenland, carrying out the Anschluss with Austria which caused thousands of terrified Jews to line up outside the US embassy in Vienna looking for visas which were in most cases refused - Nolan has certainly seen those tragic photos - who has not? - and, in the same year (1938) engaging in the horrendous Kristallnacht pogrom.

    Is Nolan arguing that the current Syrian government, evil as as it certainly is, is more of a threat to America than Hitler's Germany was in the 1930's?

    It is now uncontested that the reason that so few Jewish refugees were admitted to America in their time of most desperate need was the widespread anti-semitism in America. It was this anti-semitism which was rampant throughout the State Department, leading to the refusal of most Jewish refugee applications (often on Public Charge grounds, a handy but cynical excuse, as i will show in more detail in a forthcoming post).

    Congressional anti-Semitism led to the failure of a bill to admit 20,000 Jewish children, which never made it out of committee, just as Islamophobia led to the introduction of bills in both Houses of Congress which would have made Syrian refugee admissions even more difficult (or, in the case of the Senate bill, halted them completely).

    The parallels are too obvious to ignore. And I am not raising this issue merely as a club to use against refugee opponents such as Donald Trump, who has pledged to violate international law against refugee refoulement by sending Syrian refugees back!!!, but also as an indictment of President Obama's Syrian refugee policy.

    Just as President Franklin D. Roosevelt was afraid or unwilling to stand up against the anti-semites in his own administration, or in the American public at large, by admitting more Jewish refugees, President Obama has lacked the courage to stand up against the Muslim-haters in America and do what is right for the victims of Syria's horrendous combination of one of the world's worst dictatorships and its most feared and dangerous terrorist group, by admitting anywhere close to a realistic number of Syrian refugees instead of the token number of 10,000.

    This is why the expression Deja Vu all over again is so tragically, so shamefully, appropriate today.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law


    Roger seems to have missed the four reasons I stated for concern about the Syrian refugees, so I will repeat them again. Note that ISIS is not mentioned.

    First, Syria has been considered a State sponsor of international terrorism by our state department for almost 40 years. It would be foolish not to expect the Syrian gov't to use our refugee program to send terrorists here. ISIS probably would too.

    Second, the overwhelmingly bipartisan Visa Waiver Program bill excluded nationals of VWP countries who have been to Syria.

    Third, look what has happened in Europe. The flood of refugees brought terrorism with them.

    Fourth, even Hillary is saying that she wouldn't bring Syrian refugees here who haven't been vetted. She thinks the worthless background investigations are sufficient for vetting them. Or says she does. I find it difficult to believe that anyone with even a modicum of intelligence believes that legitimate background investigations can be done on Syrian refugees if our government can't get information from within Syria.
  10. ImmigrationLawBlogs's Avatar
    WOW! Now it is becoming even clearer than before why Judge Posner warned about engaging in "nightmare speculation" about Syrian refugees. This is all on the same level with the speculation in the 1930's that the Nazis might infiltrate Jewish refugees with their own spies.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
  11. Unregistered222's Avatar
    Wow Roger! It is very clear to me that leadership of Israel (highest IQ country in the world) knows a lot more about these fake "refugee" moochers than some kind of kangaroo court judge As the result, Israel stand firm on its decision - no fake "refugee" moochers are allowed in Israel. Good enough for me or future president Trump.

    By the way Roger, how much money did you donate this year to help US taxpayers with financing of these "refugees". Let me guess Roger - zero dollars zero zero cents

    Quote Originally Posted by ImmigrationLawBlogs
    WOW! Now it is becoming even clearer than before why Judge Posner warned about engaging in "nightmare speculation" about Syrian refugees. This is all on the same level with the speculation in the 1930's that the Nazis might infiltrate Jewish refugees with their own spies.

    Roger Algase
    Attorney at Law
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