U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) says the recent news of an Augusta, Georgia man attempting to join ISIS is a reminder of the global security crisis.
On Wednesday 37-year-old Leon Nathan Davis’ (aka Abdul Wakil Khalil) pleaded guilty, admitting to federal charges for attempting to join ISIS.
Terrorism takes many forms. It is alarming to hear that an individual from Augusta was supporting ISIS in our own backyard. This is yet another reminder of the global security crisis we face around the world and here at home. Our federal and state law enforcement officials are on the job every single day fighting threats from ISIS and other terrorist organizations. We need to continue to make sure they have the necessary national security tools to prevent future threats as well.
Recent immigration numbers reported from Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz is an additional reminder about national and global security. 1.6 million Muslim immigrants have come to the United States since 9/11, according to Daniel Horowitz.
Executive Director for the Center for Immigration Studies Mark Kirkorian said that although Muslims aren’t the largest group of immigrants coming to America, “we do admit about 100,000 Muslim immigrants each year, and while most of them are peaceful, the repeated instances of Muslim immigrant terrorists should give us pause.”
He added, “We’re assured that the government does background checks on people before they’re admitted, but we now have multiple instances of people being checked who later turn out to be America-hating killers.”
“At the same time, we are simply not going to have a religiously-based policy of excluding Muslims from immigration, and anyone who thinks so is smoking something. The key is to dial back on immigration overall so we can be picker about who comes and much more thorough in vetting them,” Kirkorian said.
He explained this means altering certain programs such as: “getting rid of the Visa Lottery; reserving refugee resettlement for people who truly have nowhere else to go (Muslim, especially Arab, refugees should be resettled in rich, empty countries like Saudi Arabia); and ending family chain migration by limiting the immigration of relatives to spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens.”
The Conservative Review noted that from 2001 to 2013, more than 1.6 million green cards have been given to immigrants from Muslim countries, and Muslim immigrants make up roughly 10% of the total United States immigration.
Pakistan, Iran, Nigeria, and Iraq – all countries rife with terrorism – top the list of nations that have had immigrants granted American green cards.
“There’s no doubt that some Muslims come here to seek better economic opportunity, just like any other group that has immigrated in recent years. But, if even 10% of these immigrants have radical Jihadist tendencies, that is 160,000 new ticking time bombs – all brought here after 9/11,” warns Horowitz.
The Conservative Review points out the 1.6 million green cards don’t include student visas, which elevates the number of Muslim immigrants who reside in the United States even more.
Horowitz reports that student visas from Saudi Arabia have increased ten fold over the past ten years and Arabic is the language spreading the fastest on college campuses in America.
“It’s no wonder FBI Director James Comer told reporters last week that the terror threats have become needles in haystacks spread throughout every corner of the country,” said Horowitz. “With an endless stream of immigrants from Jihadi parts of the globe, in conjunction with the devastatingly effective and ubiquitous cyber Jihad, our government officials have lost control over our security – their one core mission.”
Breitbart News recently reported Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a GOP presidential candidate, introduced legislation that will likely increase Muslim immigration to the United States through an uncapped green card program for foreign students. It also triples the H-1B program for foreign workers.
Meanwhile, one of Rubio’s likely competitors in the GOP field, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, has been outspoken about the growing threat posed to America from the increasing number of Muslim immigrants.
“They want to use our freedoms to undermine that freedom in the first place,” Jindal said in a past interview with the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch.
Horowitz criticized Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for attempting to use the threat of homegrown terror to lead to further involvement into Islamic civil wars.
“Ironically, it’s these involvements that have prompted us to take in both Sunni and Shiite refugees who have created the very sort of terror concerns we are now trying to avoid,” said Horowitz.