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The problem with vetting.

Reader comment on item: What's Trump's Policy on Visas for Muslims?
in response to reader comment: Trump's immigration policy is a step in the 'right' direction

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 25, 2016 at 21:33

Hi, Oliver

I have gotten to know, over my lifetime, immigrants from Germany, Poland, Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Colombia, the UK, Canada, Australia, Norway, Sweden and elsewhere, who have become productive, loyal and peace-loving citizens. As a graduate student in Chemistry, moreover, I worked alongside brilliant students from China, Taiwan, Korea, France, Poland, Romania, Turkey and Egypt.

Any sensible vetting process would allow people such as the above to enter the US, and to ultimately become US citizens. There are two problems with immigration:

1. Just as in the Tammany Hall days, the Democrats want to swell the number of immigrants from racial and religious minorities, in order to increase their voting base; and

2. Americans, as a whole, are losing their judgment about who is a "good" and a "bad" person, let alone prospective immigrant or citizen.

Most American people, and Donald Trump as their champion, would like to paint the immigration issue with as broad a brush as possible. Hillary, on the other hand, doesn't know how to paint, with any sort of brush. She wants voters for the Democrats and money for the Clinton Foundation; and seems to have virtually no other interest in the real world.


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