Muslim Immigration

This is a letter I sent to the congressmen, I'll post the answer if I get one.

November 10, 2008

Hi. I/we would like to know how many Muslims have been allowed to immigrate to the US and what the current rate of immigration is. Is there a WEB site or somebody I could talk to to get this information in the future? I want the facts, not disinformation. Are they allowed to bring their own weapons and explosives or do they get that after they arrive. I'm impressed with the screening process we use to weed out the terrorists. The one question on the visa form that asks if they are a terrorist. I'm sure no one would lie about that but as they are on a mission from god (allah) they are not terrorists but holy worriers, maybe you should ask that question on the application. I would really appreciate an answer. Thank You, Gem & Joy Burke

Thank You

11-17-08 I did get one answer so far. Check this out, you know he oe even a staffer never read the letter. No suprise there... gb

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Burke:

Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns about immigration reform. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

I believe we need to reform U.S. immigration law and policy, and hoped to do so this session of Congress. If Congress is ever going to solve this problem and move beyond the failed strategies of the past, a new, broader framework is needed. Critically, the federal government must stop turning a blind eye to immigration law violations.

In May 2007, the Senate began debate on a bill that would have finally committed the government to enforcing the nation's immigration laws strictly and to securing our borders. This bill, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA), would have placed hundreds of miles of fencing and physical barriers along the southern border; dramatically increased the number of border patrol and interior enforcement agents; and increased penalties for illegal entry and evading immigration officers. The bill would have also gotten tough on employers who hire illegal immigrants, punishing them with steep, increasing fines and barring them from government contracts. To be sure, CIRA was not a perfect bill, and ultimately it did not attract enough support to keep the legislative process moving forward.

Thank you for keeping me apprised of this and other issues that are important to you. If I can be of any further assistance to you on this or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Ron Wyden

United States Senato

note: the mispelling is not mine

Pre 11-10-2008