In Holland, the coach of the Dutch National soccer team, Marco Van Basten, is hoping to naturalize speedily a young African soccer player from the Ivory Coast. Salomon Kalou, so that Kalou can represent Holland in the World Cup.
However, he`s hit a snag. In response to recent, ahem, social problems in Holland, the Dutch have actually toughened their immigration laws. Now, Salomon Kalou, who has been in Holland only two years, wouldn`t doesn`t qualify.
The Associated Press says the new laws are "responding to a wave of public sentiment blaming crime on immigrants." But VDARE.COM readers know it`s more like responding to a wave of crime, committed by immigrants.
"Van Basten argued that Kalou would make the Dutch team much stronger, which would in turn be good for the nation.
`The guy doesn`t do anything wrong here, he speaks the language and he pays his taxes," Van Basten added. "Why should he wait until sometime in 2008?"`
"`What about Maxima?` Van Basten said, referring to the Argentine-born Princess Maxima, who was granted Dutch citizenship ahead of her marriage to the Netherlands` Crown Prince in 2002." Immigration laws may keep Kalou off Orange [AP, April 25, 2005]
But there`s a big difference between the two cases. I`m not sure if it`s "good for the [Dutch] nation" for the coach to be outsourcing places on the national soccer team to a young man from Ivory Coast. But at least the Crown Prince isn`t marrying him!
If we were playing a word association game, you would say "nut job" and I would come back with "U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)."
She has one agenda: Minorities...whatever they want at whatever the expense…because nobody else matters to Maxine.
Then I received an email from Fred in Vermont and clicked over to Michelle Malkin`s Immigration Blog to read this story:
Congresswoman Waters is fed up with our open border policy and wants reform—no I`m not joking.
Heather MacDonald of the Manhattan Institute testified at a recent committee hearing attended by Waters and reported the events in Malkin`s blog:
"`Why isn`t anyone talking about the Mexican Mafia (a gang of illegal Mexicans that controls the California prison system)?` she thundered. `I don`t care if you`re pink or purple or white or black or brown, I want you out if you`re committing crimes.` There is no excuse not to control the border, she said. `I`m a liberal with a capital `L`,` she said, `but I`m sick of it.` "
The rest of the story is here.