Security Leaders: Immigration, Terrorism Intricately Linked

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Matthew Boyle
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30 September 2014
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Our American Future
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Several national security and conservative leaders say that U.S. immigration policy must discourage multiculturalism and encourage assimilation, or America may face a serious effort from radical Islamists seeking to institute Sharia law here.

“What we need to do is make sure everyone coming into the United States understands who we are and that we are founded on Judeo-Christian values, that there is one rule of law and that’s what’s on the books and it’s not Sharia and we need to make sure we don’t engage in the same kind of mistakes in Europe where they did not engage in assimilation,” former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in an interview with Breitbart News on Monday.

“They [Europe] did not engage in assimilation so you ended up with pockets of decay in the Netherlands,” Hoekstra added. “I’m a native born Dutch guy, so I’m disappointed to see it happen. But where you did not have the assimilation then you have these pockets now where people are saying ‘we want Sharia law here,’ and you end up saying ‘no, no, no, no. That’s not how it works in the Netherlands. That’s not how it works in America.’ We have our sets of values and some things, and you know what, if you find our values and our laws somehow stifling and you can’t believe you can operate within them, then maybe America is not the best place for you to go. There have to be clear expectations for the kinds of behavior for the people who we allow to come into the United States. It’s a privilege, it is not a right.”

“They are all potential avenues for terrorists to get into the U.S.,” Hoekstra said after Breitbart News mention the insecure southern border and visa overstays as avenues for terrorists or those who want to harm American culture to get into or influence the U.S...

Advocates for immigration reform often note “America is a nation of immigrants.”1

But conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza said many current immigrants from Latin America, the Middle East and elsewhere, aren't assimilating the way immigrants did in generations past.2

“There’s no crisis at the border-the crisis is in Washington, D.C. Right? In other words, it’s not surprising that people from Mexico want to come over and seek a better life in America. It’s not surprising that people who wish us ill would try to sneak their way across the border,” D’Souza said. “That’s very predictable behavior. What’s particularly bizarre is we’re letting them do that. We’re letting them break our laws. We’re making our security more vulnerable. So the crisis is entirely in the mind of Obama and it’s in Washington, D.C.”...

A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) out last week found that there are 2.5 million immigrants-legal and illegal-from “predominantly Muslim countries” inside the U.S. right now.3,4

The four-page report, which uses U.S. Census Bureau and other data to make its conclusions, found that immigration from Muslim nations has exploded over the past 15 years. In 2000, there were 1,518,755 immigrants from Muslim countries in the U.S. In 2010, That number stood at 2,184,664, and in 2013 it stands at 2,480,407...

[Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL)] said there are a variety of three separate ideologies that are fighting constitutional conservatism, doing so together: progressive socialism, Islamic fascism and secular humanism. Together, they can undermine the U.S.’s standing in the world-and the safety and security of Americans back home-if constitutional conservatism doesn’t prevail...




1. From A Dissection of Mike Coffman's Misguided Amnesty Missive:

"I'm not an immigrant, are you? The United States is a country of Americans. A small fraction of Americans today are legal immigrants. In our distant past, our country was populated by settlers, some of whom where legal immigrants. That does not makes us a nation of immigrants any more than England, Russia, China, or Mexico are nations of immigrants."

2. Movie review: America, Imagine a World Without Her. Review of “America, Imagine a World Without Her”, a documentary by Dinesh D'Sousa.

3. Nearly 2.5 Million Immigrants from 'Predominantly Muslim Countries' Reside Inside U.S. Right Now, Breitbart, September 25, 2014.

4. U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record 41.3 Million, Middle Eastern, Asian, and Caribbean Immigrants Lead Growth, Center for Immigration Studies, September 25, 2014.