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May 31, 2007

Finally, Common Sense At Homeland Security On Iraqi Refugees?

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Apparently there remains a few level heads at the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, hence Michael Chertoff's announcement Tuesday that the department developed "enhanced security screening procedures" for Iraqis applying for refugee status in the United States.

For those who criticize the Bush administration for not opening up the floodgates for Iraqi refugees, shouldn't they first be concerned that we make sure we're not letting in terrorists? Otherwise, what's going on in the streets of Baghdad becomes just as common on Main Street, U.S.A.!

Why should America allow itself to be the destination of choice for every population of refugees that are heavily infiltrated with terrorists? Aren't we sacrificing our men and women so that the Iraqis can have a choice in their government and the way it is run? It seems that, given the choices that we have provided them, it is their responsibility to reject terrorism and embrace freedom. How many among them are al-Qaeda, or Shi'ites affiliated with Iran?

Simply put, it's not our job to also hand over to the Iraqis our culture and way of life, and sacrifice our on security at home. Caring about one's family, friends, and love ones, and the security of one's on country, is not being xenophobic, it's being conscientious and responsible.

Call me selfish, but for me, my family, friends, and countrymen, Americans-all, come first, long before political agendas.

Posted by Richard at May 31, 2007 12:10 PM

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