Open immigration invites terrorism, again

Article subtitle: 
Tom Tancredo says U.S. system 'should afford protection against jihadists'
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Tom Tancredo
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Article date: 
19 April 2013
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National News
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Surprise! Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and other guardians of political correctness have declared a taboo against linking the two jihadist Muslim terrorists in Boston to our failed immigration policies.

Two young Muslim immigrants have been identified as the culprits behind the Boston Marathon slaughter. Using homemade “backpack” bombs constructed on the models in al-Qaida training manuals, they killed three people, maimed a dozen others and injured over 170. Yet, our nation’s lawmakers are not supposed to worry about how the immigration system allows legal entry to thousands of individuals from territories infested with jihadist training camps?

Sen. Schumer has reasons to be worried. His 844-page amnesty bill is in enough trouble already without these uninvited guests crashing the Schumer-Rubio Happy Hour.

Americans not infected by the common disease Potomac Myopia can connect the dots. Ordinary folk assume that a successful immigration system should afford protection against jihadists, not a welcome mat. When citizens say they want our broken immigration system fixed, they think that means securing our borders, real enforcement of immigration laws and better screening against jihadists gaining legal status by way of a green card...

[Yet] The Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill has weaker border security provisions than the 2007 amnesty bill and the 2006 Secure Fence Act passed by Congress. It grants nearly immediate amnesty to 11 to 20 million illegal aliens without any improvement in border security – only a promise of a “strategy” for border security to be announced by DHS Secretary Napolitano...