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ALARMING NEWS - POLYGAMOUS MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME IN US WITH UP TO FOUR WIVES

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Mar 14, 2007 at 14:45

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Today on CNN, along with the tragic report of lives lost in a fire in the Bronx, it was revealed that Polygamy is freely practiced in the US. This came as a great and very unpleasant surprise to me.

Immigrants from Mali have immigrated here with up to four wives. The comment from the news reporter was approximately, "Polygamy has not been prosecuted in the US for [many--was it 20?] years unless there are underage wives involved."

Jokes were made about keeping four women "satisfied" and that the interviewee "knew how."

How on earth does our Immigration Service get away with this?

What is wrong with our government?

What can be done to insist that our own Immigration Service does not totally undermine our laws and way of life, and stop this granting of special permission and promotion of illegal practices?

What ramifications, at the very least, will this have on our Social Security, Health Insurance and other systems?

I find it hard to say what should be said or done about looking the other way regarding Mormon polygamy. But this is a very old American issue. "Looking the other way" regarding new Immigrants who are in unacceptable and illegal (to our laws) relationships is not in the same category.

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