America's immigration problem
The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are.
On CNN's “State of the Union” last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham's response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants who hate America was to announce: “The fact that we could not track him has to be fixed.”
Track him? How about not admitting him as an immigrant?
We're told Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were disaffected “losers” who couldn't make it in America. Their father had returned to Russia. Tamerlan had dropped out of college, been arrested for domestic violence and said he had no American friends. Dzhokhar was failing most of his college courses. All were on welfare.
Maybe we should admit immigrants who can succeed in America, rather than deadbeats.
But we're not allowed to “discriminate” in favor of immigrants who would be good for America. Instead of helping America, our immigration policies are designed to help other countries solve their internal problems by shipping their losers to us.
Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration act so dramatically altered the kinds of immigrants America admits that, since 1969, about 85 percent of legal immigrants have come from the Third World. They bring Third World poverty, fertility, illegitimacy and domestic violence with them. When they can't make it in America, they simply go on welfare and sometimes strike out at Americans.
Consider a few of the many other people who would be alive but for Kennedy's immigration law:
• The six Long Island railroad passengers murdered in 1993 by Jamaican immigrant Colin Ferguson. Before the shooting, Ferguson was unemployed, harassing women on subways, repeatedly bringing lawsuits against police and former employers, applying for workman's compensation for fake injuries and blaming his problems on white people. Whom he then decided to murder.
• Bill Cosby's son, Ennis, killed in 1997 by 18-year-old Ukrainian immigrant Mikhail Markhasev. Markhasev, who had a juvenile record, shot Cosby point-blank for taking too long to produce his wallet.
• The stewardess and passenger murdered by Egyptian immigrant Hesham Mohamed Hadayet when he shot up the El Al ticket counter at the Los Angeles airport in 2002. Hesham received refugee status in the U.S. because he was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Apparently, that's a selling point if you want to immigrate to America.
• The 32 people murdered at Virginia Tech in 2007 by Seung-Hui Cho, a South Korean immigrant.
• The 13 soldiers murdered at Fort Hood in 2009 by “accused” shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, son of Palestinian immigrants.
From 2010 through 2012, immigrants committed about a dozen mass murders in this country. The mass murderers were from Afghanistan, South Korea, Vietnam, Haiti, South Africa, Ethiopia and Mexico. None was from Canada or Western Europe.
Meanwhile, our government officials just keep singing the praises of “diversity,” while excluding skilled immigrants who might be less inclined to become “disaffected” and lash out by killing Americans.
On “Fox News Sunday” this week, former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden said of the Boston bombing suspects, “We welcome these kinds of folks coming to the United States who want to be contributing American citizens.”
Unless, that is, they have a college degree and bright prospects. Those immigrants are prohibited.
Ann Coulter is legal affairs correspondent for Human Events.