5 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Real refugees

Reader comment on item: 50 Years of Dangerous Immigration Legislation
in response to reader comment: Immigrants did create the USA

Submitted by Jeff (United States), Oct 18, 2015 at 11:58

Actually, I never knew about Steve Jobb's parents or lineage. Unlike your Arab heroes, here in the USA we're not tribal, we embrace immigration, so we don't think or worry much about where someone's parents came from. I never gave a thought to where Steve Jobb's parents came from. If you stay in Australia long enough, maybe you'll become accustomed to that way of thinking. Now that I do know, however, I'm very happy his Arab father deserted him so he was raised by an ordinary family in the USA, where his creative talents could blossom. Had he been raised in the middle east, there would be no IPhone, no Apple Corporation.

Yes, we're all perfectly aware of who built the first railways in America, and the other countless contributions of our Chinese immigrants. Immigration from China to the USA continues to increase. I have many Chinese colleagues, and I hear Chinese spoken every day at my workplace. And, yes, we know about the German Kaiser who coined the term "yellow peril" over a hundred years ago.

No I don't want to push out the Syrian refugees (aka ISIS soldiers). I'd prefer not to allow them in to begin with. Put another way, we should allow in the same number of Syrian refugees that Saudi Arabia has, which is zero (despite sharing a language and culture). I'd be happy to bring in the real refugees though, Christians and Yazidis. We have many Armenians in the USA, who also came here fleeing from their Muslim neighbors who murdered them by the thousands during the Armenian genocide that Muslims say never happened.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Real refugees by Jeff

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)