What Kind of Terrorism Death Toll Does it Take to Get Congress to Act?
Disaster was averted due to nothing more than good luck last week when Bangladeshi immigrant Akayed Ullah, mass destruction on his mind and in his heart, failed to detonate the suicide bomb he’d planned to use on subway passengers in New York City.
Quickly it was revealed that Ullah came to the U.S. because he was the nephew of someone who’d been allowed citizenship thanks to that faithfully idiotic program known as the Diversity Visa Lottery. Ullah’s situation also shone a light on the related problem of “chain migration,” through which immediate relatives, sex slaves, mailmen, and nodding acquaintances of the original visa-holder can come to the United States with virtually no vetting whatsoever.
You may remember that this was front and center in the news only a little more than a month ago when terrorist Sayfullo Saipov used a rented truck to mow down eight people on a bike path in Manhattan. He, too, had come to the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery, and God knows, he really showed us what we were missing, didn’t he? Whatever would we do without this kind of mind-broadening, culture-improving diversity, anyway? Bring in ALL the Muslims!
But seriously, when are we going to do something about this? How many people have to die? What is the exact, sufficient terrorist death count that will wake Congress out of its collective slumber and get them to DO SOMETHING to protect this country in the manner they were sworn to do? The president could not be more clear about what he wants to see, and there is legislation already written that can end the Diversity Visa Lottery AND chain migration as soon as it hits Donald Trump’s desk. So what the hell is the problem?
No one said it better than conservative commentator Michelle Malkin, who was on “Fox & Friends” this week to blast both Republicans and Democrats for their failure to shore up America’s security.
“There are millions of people around the world who are clamoring to get in here the right way and the fact that we still do it randomly tells you how much insanity — politically incorrect sanity — has set in,” Malkin said. “We should value citizenship and entry into this country much more than we have been and both parties have shrugged their shoulders.
“There have been legislative bills, stand-alone bills, to eliminate the Diversity Visa program for the last 15 years,” she continued. “They’ve gathered dust. The SAFE Act, before the House Judiciary Committee in 2011, just sat there doing nothing. We’ve got the RAISE Act, which is co-sponsored by Tom Cotton and David Perdue, which would have eliminated the Visa Lottery program. It’s been gathering dust. How many more people have to die or be threatened before we get rid of this stupidity?”
Exactly what we’re wondering. But instead of focusing on this problem, both parties are more interested in finding some slick way to provide amnesty for 800,000 illegal immigrants that Obama slapped the title of “Dreamers” on in a PR effort to make them seem harmless and beneficial to our country. Well, it apparently worked, because that’s the only immigration initiative we hear anything about in Washington.
We just don’t know anymore. We thought D.C. – or at least the Republican Party – heard us loud and clear last November. We shudder to think what kind of signal they really need to finally step up and do their jobs.