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Archive for July 22nd, 2007

Iraqi Refugee drumbeat in WaPo today

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 22, 2007

The Washington Post has a lengthy piece this morning on the Iraqi Refugee issue:

Envoy urges visas for Iraqis aiding US

The American ambassador in Baghdad, Ryan C. Crocker, has asked the Bush administration to take the unusual step of granting immigrant visas to all Iraqis employed by the U.S. government in Iraq because of growing concern that they will quit and flee the country if they cannot be assured eventual safe passage to the United States.

Just when you thought maybe Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff didn’t get it, note what he says in the interview with the Post.

Years ago, Chertoff added, Europe had more relaxed asylum standards, and it “wound up admitting a bunch of people who are now the radical extremists who are fomenting homegrown terrorism.”

See the whole article here: 

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/21/AR2007072101359.html

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Newsweek poll: Too many Muslim immigrants?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on July 22, 2007

The July 20th issue of  Newsweek magazine reports on a poll about attitudes toward Muslims in the US.

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19874703/site/newsweek/?from=rss

Here are the results of a question of interest to RRW:    Do you think the United States allows too many immigrants to come here from Muslim countries?      46% say we allow too many



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