OBAMA REMOVES RESTRICTIONS ON NEWCOMERS
According to the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, there are no caps on the number of Bhutanese refugees to be resettled in the United States.
The Bush Administration agreed to accept 60,000 refugees from Bhutan over a five year period, but that number now has been extended by the Obama Administration beyond limit.
How many Bhutanese will arrive here within the next five years is a matter of conjecture.
There remains no limit to the number of such visas that can be issued. For this reason, only time will tell how many Iraqis will eventually arrive with their families for resettlement in the U.S.A.
The same lack of limits for refugee resettlement applies to the Somalis who have arrived here in droves during the past decade. Over 300,000 presently reside in Minnesota – - 70,000 in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area.
In addition to the refugees, Third World residents qualify for immigrant visas, diversity visas, student visas, work visas, fiancee/fiancé visas. The newly arrived immigrants may apply for green cards for relatives through the Family Reunification visas, and no restrictions are in place on the number of relatives who may qualify for such cards.
Since the Third World is the Muslim world, a major sea-change has occurred within the landscape of American life and religion.
According to Cornell University, there are eight to ten million Muslims residing in the United States, compared to 6,400,000 Jews.
What brought about such a transformation?
How did the Crescent Moon come to eclipse the Star of David within the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Why are mosques sprouting up like magic mushrooms throughout city, village, and farm?
The great sea-change in this country was brought about the Celler-Hart Act of 1965, which abolished the national-origin quotas that had governed the process of immigration and naturalization since 1924.
The Immigration Act of 1924 had limited the number of new immigrants to 2 percent of each nationality who lived in the country not in 1924 but in 1890. The reliance of this legislation on the ethnic composition of the country before the turn of the century guaranteed that the majority of new arrivals would be from Northern Europe.
It is hard to conceive of an act of Congress that could be more culturally biased and yet it received nearly unchallenged bipartisan support. Yet The New York Times editorialized: “The country has a right to say who shall and who shall not come in. . . . The basis of restriction must be chosen with a view not to the interest of any group or groups in this country . . . but rather with a view to the country’s best interests as a whole.”
In 1952, The McCarran Walter Immigration Act affirmed the national-origins quota system of 1924 and limited total annual immigration to one-sixth of one percent of the population of the continental United States in 1920, or 175,455. The act exempted spouses and children of U.S. citizens and people born in the Western Hemisphere from the quota.
But, in 1965, Senator Ted Kennedy and his colleagues, including President Lyndon Johnson, viewed such legislation as pig-headed and prejudicial. Few elected officials, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina – - being one of the exceptions, dared to disagree with them. Championing the Celler-Hart bill, which called for the abolished all quotas, Kennedy, being far from prescient, said: “Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any other country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. . . The charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligation of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage.”
Forty years after Senator Kennedy made this pledge, Dean Steven Gillon of the Honors College at Oklahoma University assessed the results of the 1965 Immigration Act by noting: “The U. S. added at least 40 million immigrants after 1965. Before 1965, 95 percent of the new immigrants had come from Europe. After 1965, 95 percent came from the Third World. The 1965 act has transformed American society and had consequences exactly the opposite of what we were promised.”
In his speech before Congress, Senator Kennedy had said; “Our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually.” The level of immigration, he swore, would remain substantially same as it was in 1965 – -156,700. This, too, proved to be woefully incorrect. The present immigrant rate exceeds 1.5 million annually. Noting this, Pat Buchanan writes:
The 1965 Cedar-Hart bill was the greatest bait-and-switch in history. Americans were promised one result, and got the opposite result that they had been promised would never happen. They were misled. They were deceived. They were swindled. They were told immigration levels would remain roughly the same and the ethnic composition of their country would not change. What they got was a Third World invasion that is converting America into another country.
From 1965 to the present, more than half of all the immigrants to America from the Middle East and Asia have been Muslim – - many with radical ideologies.
Want to save America?
Stay tuned for Part Two.
 New York Times editorial cited in Otis J. Graham, Unguarded Gates: A History of America’s Immigration Crisis (Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield, 2004), p. 50.
 Senator Edward Kennedy, quoted in Patrick J. Buchanan’s State of Emergency (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2006), pp. 238-239.
 Patrick J. Buchanan, p. 239.
 Jane I. Smith, “Patterns of Muslim Immigration,” International Information Program, U. S. Department of State, 2002.