For years, we immigration reform patriots have warned that border security equals national security.
An already bad national security situation got
enormously worse October 7 when a judge stepped in to
free foreign jihadists held in
Furthermore, Urbina insisted the prisoners be brought to his chambers, apparently so they could be liberated on his courthouse steps. Perhaps he has a colorful photo-op in mind.
If that scenario isn`t bad enough,
What good is effective border control if judges give the house keys to sworn enemies?
The White House appealed Judge Urbina`s ruling. As a result a three-judge panel temporarily blocked the Uighurs` release…for the time being.
At this writing, the Uighurs are still behind bars in
Gitmo. But it looks likely they will be settled
refugee-style with fellows of their
some number of whom reside in northern
Get that? They were born in
They were captured in
For those curious about this latest bit of enforced
Uighurs are a Muslim Turkic people from central
The landmark legal decision that propelled the courts into a new role was the 2008 Boumediene case, in which the Supremes overturned years of precedent to give aliens the same rights in court that citizens have.
The Powerline blog remarked about Boumediene:
"What Warren Court liberals did for the common American criminal, the Court`s current liberals are in the process of doing for foreign terrorists captured or held by American forces around the world."
The Uighurs` new "right" to release stems directly from this court decision, which effectively took an area of national security from the political realm and moved it to the courts. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, author of Willful Blindness, about his prosecution of the blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman for terrorism, commented about this aspect of Uighur case on CNN October 12.
"And we`re also seeing that when you allow your national security issues to be delegated to courts, which is a vast departure from our founding idea, which is that national security decisions are the most decisions made by a political community, they`re made to be made by the political branches, not by the courts, this is what you see when you have your most unaccountable officials making these very important decisions.
"And it actually seamlessly, I think, fits into a lot of our other discussion because here you have government colliding with itself to fairly well. We have a treaty that says that you can`t send people back to a country where you have reason to believe that they`ll be persecuted, which is why we can`t send these—repatriate these guys back to China.
"We have two statutes that say if you have received
paramilitary training, or you have been involved in
the promotion of terrorism, which there is indication
that these guys have, the government says they`re a
threat to the Chinese, not to us. But under our law,
they shouldn`t be allowed to be brought into the
With release looking like a done deal, the Associated Press has developed pro-Uighur spin so Americans won`t be fearful of terrorists turned immigrants.
"A Chinese Muslim locked up at
"Statements over the years by the Uighurs held at
It`s hard to imagine that seven years of imprisonment have made Uighurs feel more positive about their American "ally". But the MSM has aligned itself with the pro-terrorist left, who remain in denial about the deadly intent of our enemies.
Here`s more puffery from the AP about some Americans` new neighbors, fresh from Gitmo:
"For centuries, hospitality to weary travelers has been
part of the Uighur culture. The Uighur land in what is
now the far western
"So in many ways it was only natural for Elshat Hassan,
" `They will be free, finally,` Hassan said of the detainees, describing plans to prepare a traditional meal for Uighur guests: polo, a pilaf consisting of rice, lamb, carrots and onions.`"
For good measure, the story concludes by observing that:
"The detainees` supporters in the Uighur-American community say Uighurs are staunchly pro-American." [D.C. Uighurs wait to take in Gitmo detainees, By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press, October 10, 2008]
The liberal press has also focused its lofty attention upon the alleged suffering of the prisoners.
A New York Times editorial,
The Rule of Law in Guantanamo (
"A federal judge in
"They are not enemy combatants, legal or illegal, nor are they terrorists. Their detention — along with the detention of others held at Guantánamo without charges or real hearings — has gravely injured the nation`s tradition of due process and its international standing."
Keep in mind that at least 30 detainees released from Gitmo have returned to terrorist activity. They are a rough bunch, and not the oppressed victims imagined by the NYT.
Of course, dangerous foreigners are released into American communities all the time, sometimes as a result of the home countries` refusal to accept their criminal or terrorist people back.
In fact, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Michael
Castle (R-DE) wrote legislation earlier this year to
deal with this recalcitrance. Here`s part of a
press release from Rep. Dent [
"As of February 11, 2008, eight countries—Laos, Iran, Eritrea, Vietnam, Jamaica, China, India, and Ethiopia—are refusing to repatriate [I.E. Receive the repatriation of] a total of over 139,000 aliens. More than 18,000 of them are convicted criminals who have been released back onto American streets. The AIR Act would suspend all pending visa applications from those countries until they agree to repatriate our deportees. The legislation would also direct the State Department to withhold funds under the Foreign Assistance Act to countries that persist in this refusal. "
However, in this instance China will take its people back and has said that it might try them on terror charges but would not torture them.
Washington has encouraged an enormous amount of
Chinese trade which requires a substantial element
of trust, misplaced though it may be. We receive
billions of dollars worth of Chinese products, including
medicine. But the government will not accept
And why is it more important for
Does the State Department fear an outcry from all dozen Uighur-Americans?
Turning the Uighurs loose in
With more Democrats likely in our future, the settlement
of the Uighur terrorist-immigrants could be the first in
a long series of inappropriate kumbaya responses to a
determined and patient enemy. This will only
to believe that
Of course, these questions have not occurred to immigration enthusiasts. They have never met a foreigner they don`t want to import.
The Uighurs should not be brought to
After all, we know
Brenda Walker (email her) lives in Northern California and publishes two websites, LimitsToGrowth.org and ImmigrationsHumanCost.org. As part of her ongoing self-education program about diversity, she is happy to now be able to spell and pronounce Uighur (WEE-gur).