Another Immigration “Loophole”—Importing Radical Imams!

Article author: 
Leo Hohmann
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Article date: 
12 April 2018
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National News
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President Trump is denouncing “loopholes” in U.S. law, such as the asylum provision. Here’s another: the “R” class visa for so-called religious workers.

Incredibly, the number of mosques in the U.S. has soared by some 150 percent since Sept. 11, 2001, to an estimated 3,200 in all 50 states. (The US Mosque Study [PDF] counted 2,106 in 2011, up from 1,209 in 2000, a 74% increase—a rate the Iran Times said was one opening every 4-1/2 days.) Almost without fail, the imams in mainline Sunni mosques are not Americans. They come from the Middle East and, to one degree or another, would like to see America transformed into the Middle East.

They are on “hijra,” the Arabic term for migration, just as Muhammad made hijra from Mecca to Medina in the seventh century to spread his new religion and legal system.

They come in with “R” visas—R-1 visas for foreign “religious workers,” both clerics and religious lay persons; R-2 visas for their spouses and children under 21. These visas carry a 30-month term and can be renewed once for a total of five years. But at the end of five years, many religious workers have established a work history that allows them to obtain a green card offering permanent legal residency in the United States and a pathway to citizenship.

Unlike most visa programs, the R visa has no cap on the number issued in a given year. Between 2012 and 2016, R-1 visas averaged 4,605 and R-2 visas some 1,528 annually.




Time for Trump to rein in fraudulent religious visa program being exploited by imams, by Leo Hohmann, April 10, 2018.