Radical Islamic Immigration: A Clear and Present Threat

Article author: 
Daniel Horowitz
Article publisher: 
Conservative Review
Article date: 
30 April 2015
Article category: 
Our American Future
Article Body: 

...Much like any other community, Muslim immigrant communities can be law abiding and peaceful residents of this country.  But unlike nearly any other group, they have a greater probability of being saturated with radical elements that can cultivate a climate leading to over 150 known cases of individuals attempting to join the Islamic State...

The more people with radical Islamic views who are allowed into the country, the more it will cultivate an environment that we are seeing today in Minneapolis...

After six more Somali immigrants from Minnesota were arrested for attempting to join up with ISIS, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota sounded the alarm many of us have been ringing for quite some time.  U.S. Attorney Andrew Lugar admitted this should not be dismissed as a few random instances of radicalism.  “To be clear, we have a terror recruitment problem in Minnesota,” he declared...

In 2010, the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission published a report showing how the homegrown terror threat had grown substantially since 2001.  "The U.S. is arguably now little different from Europe in terms of having a domestic terrorist problem involving immigrant and indigenous Muslims as well as converts to Islam,” wrote Lee Hamilton and Tom Kean...

With control of both houses of Congress, one would think Republicans would address this area of “immigration reform” that should concern everyone.  Republicans can pursue the following policies:

  • Fix our broken refugee policies and limit the UN’s power of resettlement to ensure we are not letting in security threats.
  • Implement a program similar to NSEERS (National Security Exit-Entry Registration System) in which non-immigrant visas from risky parts of the world must be monitored by a local ICE office.  If someone is here on a student visa and drops out of college to work on creating bombs, we should know about it.
  • The Visa Waiver Program Suspension Act (H.R. 5434), sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), which would suspend the Visa Waiver Program until we establish control over the number of terror threats we let into the country.    
  • The Expatriate Terrorist Act, sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), which would revoke the citizenship of those who fight for foreign terrorist organizations, such as ISIS...