On February 10, 2014, the United States Administration announced changes in the United States Code, 2012 Edition ALIENS AND NATIONALITY, IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY, IMMIGRATION, and Admission Qualifications for Aliens, Travel Control of Citizens and Aliens Inadmissible aliens which is under “Terrorist activity”. A link to the code as amended is provided below.
The amended code roughly translates: the word of the individual is all the immigration officials have in some cases to guarantee these applicants will not have any contact with terrorists in the future or the part they played while in their company. In light of the situation along the southern border of the United States the past few weeks, it leaves one to wonder if any statue or law, new or old will be enough to stop the flood of people.
The standing code states any material support, which the administration contradicts with their announcement, even the minimal such as a glass of water or a bowl of rice. The administration explaining this way, by saying this isn’t really helping terrorists. They go on to say those wishing to enter the U.S. could have been forced to help terrorists. Maybe, but this becomes a big what if.
For a price anyone can buy the help of drug lords to get across the U.S. border. South America is becoming a major staging area with the banks of the Rio Grande River littered with the evidence of Middle Eastern ties; to whomever it is now wandering the streets of America, Muslim prayer rugs, and Iranian currency.
Immigrant membership in a totalitarian party, any immigrant who is or has been a member of or affiliated with the Communist or any other totalitarian party (or subdivision or affiliate thereof), domestic or foreign, is inadmissible. Exception for past membership this is the second part of the code amended. This provokes the same questions as the first code change, why?
These sudden changes to immigration codes beg the question, why. Why is the administration so eager to forgive terrorist ties of those applying to enter with the onslaught of individuals continuing to cross in to the U.S. costing America millions and leaving an even greater hole for enemies of the state to enter? Why these particular groups of people? Does the administration hold a greater wisdom about these groups than they share?
By Christopher Wager