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September 2nd, 2014 - 11:37 am

So this stupid thing happened again in Washington:

The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

“My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything,” said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. “Some of them could be here to do us harm.”

Homeland Security officials disclosed the breadth of the student visa problem in response to ABC News questions submitted as part of an investigation into persistent complaints about the nation’s entry program for students.

No. That’s not what you say. This is akin to Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom’s bold pronouncement last week that he has no strategy for dealing with the Islamic State, and if he did it wouldn’t work.

What you say is something like this:

Not only are we aware at all times of the exact location of every student here on a visa, but we secretly implanted an undetectable, small, yet lethal explosive device somewhere into each of their bodies, which we may activate via remote control anywhere in the world.

And while the bad guys are panicking, you track down those SOBs.

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And in related news, the Obama Administration is normalizing relations with Libya: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is amending its regulations by rescinding the regulatory provisions promulgated in 1983 that terminated the nonimmigrant status and barred the granting of certain immigration benefits to Libyan nationals and foreign nationals acting on behalf of Libyan entities who are engaging in or seeking to obtain studies or training in aviation maintenance, flight operations, or nuclear-related fields. The United States Government and the Government of Libya have normalized their relationship and most of the restrictions and sanctions imposed by the United States and the United Nations toward Libya have been lifted."

This includes lifting the ban on Libyan pilots and nuclear scientists training in the United States. What could possibly go wrong?
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I've never heard an open borders advocate admit that there were any ill effects at all to open immigration. "Why, you're more likely to be robbed and beaten by an American than an illegal immigrant. Terrorists? Even after 9/11 you're more likely to be murdered by your neighbor than by a terrorist."
6 weeks ago
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Sorry, but that's garbage.

40-some years ago, open borders advocate Ayn Rand said that open borders were the LAST reform to undertake, because open borders are fiscally incompatible with a welfare state.

Furthermore, you conflate (purposely? I hope not) free immigration with undocumented immigration. The first is a fundamental individual right (absent the previously-mentioned welfare state); the other is an open invitation to invasion.

The proper position on immigration is: Come on in -- but check in at the front desk; and if you can't cut it on your own, the exit is the same way you came in.
6 weeks ago
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You are taking me too seriously, Mr. Green.
But you really should check out what the Libertarian party says about immigration: http://www.lp.org/issues/immigration
See if you can find a word in there about keeping anyone out.
I keep telling small-l libertarians that they don't know just how radical and crazy the big-L Libertarians are.
6 weeks ago
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These days if you don't want a foreigner to kill you, you are a racist.
6 weeks ago
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LOL - adsense put up a "Learning to Fly" advert next to your article, Steve.
6 weeks ago
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Well, we could just make it really, really, really hard to get a student visa. But then we'd just have a bunch of benign asians here to learn, instead of "diverse" peoples who want to blow us up.
6 weeks ago
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Except that the enemy knows that we would never do anything so sensible.
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The system worked. That's not sarcasm; it's an observation on what the people in charge of the system want to accomplish.

For me, this is the sort of thing that 2016 is all about.
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