​​​​Today?  Some bad language but you must see what John Oliver does for one refugee!

Nujeen is on TWITTER! 



MUST WATCH: (Some Dirty words - HBO)

Chico, my awesome Muslim friend from Ethiopia:

Refugees to America:

Please register to Vote!               VOTE.ORG

This 7-year old girl wants the war to end or a new place to live:

Meet the seven-year-old girl tweeting from Aleppo

We don't need a wall:

Adam Ruins Everything - Why a Wall Won't Stop Immigration

Roy Beck is a known liar!


Groups like FAIR and NUMBERSUSA lie to scare people and are not nice people:

The Nativist Lobby: Three Faces of Intolerance

Refugees vs Veterans is a hoax!

Why do they want to come to America?

Then:   Destination America      The Birth of ‘Illegal’ Immigration

​Now?    My Twitter Rants

​​Shifting Public Views on Legal Immigration Into the U.S.

FAIR’s “Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration” Study Is Fatally Flawed

99.7% of All Migration Is Legal          Silicon Valley’s Immigrant Roots

How the United States Immigration System Works

US Budget to VA:  $198.6 billion     Refugees?   $1.67 billion


U.S. Refugee Admissions Program   

Profiles of Every Terrorism Vetting Failure in the Last 30 Years

Study: Refugees added up to $295M to southeast Michigan economy in 2016

Without immigrants, the US economy would be a 'disaster,' experts say

Undocumented Immigration and Rates of Crime and Imprisonment: Popular Myths and Empirical Realities

Immigration and the Welfare State: Immigrant and Native Use Rates and Benefit Levels for Means-Tested Welfare and Entitlement Programs

11 Things You Should Know About Refugees in Iowa

UNHRC Figures at a Glance

We have an extensive VETTING PROCESS!

​​What Does the US Refugee Vetting Process Look Like?

​Extreme Vetting of Immigrants: Estimating Terrorism Vetting Failure

Syria?    I thought Christians were supposed to honor and witness for Christ?

A look at how Syrian refugees were vetted before Trump

Immigration does not mean people come here forever - I was an immigrant in Holland for 2 1/2 years.  I worked here in the US with programmers and engineers from all over the globe: 

travel.state.gov > Visas > Employment

By the way:  Trump and his aides keep justifying the entry ban by citing attacks it couldn’t have prevented

Immigration: Someone wrote a poem about it, 


The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" 

- Emma Lazarus

Ronald Reagan Remarks on the Lighting of the Torch of the Statue of Liberty in New York, New York, July 3, 1986

9 Things You May Not Know About Ellis Island

No Wall Needed. This country has always been a promised harbor for others. Sometimes we have not lived up to those words:  Voyage of the St. Louis   How about this?  Either live by the creed or take down the Statue.

Waves of Immigration in America

How U.S. immigration has changed

​​Donald Trump speaks of mass deportations. Sadly, our country has some experience with that:

​​Operation Wetback? Sadly, yes: "It Came Up In The Debate: Here Are 3 Things To Know About 'Operation Wetback'" and 

​​Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but

Our country has had eras of Nativism Before:

I found someone that agrees with my views on immigration,

The Spirit of 1776 in 2016 - We cannot allow today's divisive political environment to corrupt America's core principles.

"Syrian refugees and Honduran children have as much right to become Americans as my ancestors from England and from Scotland. We're not a white country, an Anglo-Saxon country or a Christian nation. We're not the borders, or the people. We are an idea." 


When I went to live in the Netherlands with my wife and young son I had to report to their Office of Immigration and get a 'Permit to Work', justifying why I was in their country working and a 'Permit to Live' for our family.


The Economic and Fiscal Impact of Repealing DACA

In defense of immigrants: Here’s why America needs them now more than ever

​Locally, Immigrants help fuel Tennessee economy and workforce

I have helped people study for the US Citizenship Test.  I am not advocating an open-border, everyone-come-on-in policy. I am advocating a fair, equitable immigration policy.  An awesome lady wrote a poem about it.


One reason they may want to come here:  SHELTER and they are dying trying to get somewhere, More than 2,000 migrants rescued in dramatic day in Mediterranean

History has a way of repeating itself,  How the 19th-Century Know Nothing Party Reshaped American Politics

One man has been the driving force behind today's ugly Nativism, 

The Anti-Immigration Crusader  and  Major Anti-Immigrant Organizations Have Ties To Racist Pseudoscience   SAD! 

There’s a middle ground on immigration. Both sides refuse to find it.


Immigrants Don't Steal From Americans' Paychecks

Immigrants to America are better educated than ever before

The Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn't Born in America

Despite Negative Views of Immigrants, Majority of Republican Texans Support a Path to Citizenship

​Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

Immigration Myths and Facts

​​Through Germany's open door: What life is really like for refugees

A New York courtroom gave every detained immigrant a lawyer. The results were staggering.

The Trump Administration Is Waging Guerrilla War on Legal Immigration, Attorneys Say

Almost half of Fortune 500 companies were founded by American immigrants or their children

​Why baby boomers need immigrants

Chapter 2: Demographic Portrait of Adult Children of Immigrants

Trump says American workers are hurt by immigration. But after ICE raided this Texas town, they never showed up.

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says

No, The Muslim Ban Isn’t About Safety

They were immigrants — and real American heroes

Without immigrants, the US economy would be a 'disaster,' experts say

Undocumented immigrants pay billions of dollars in federal taxes each year

The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States

Immigrants are Less Likely to be Criminals Than the Native-Born

​Immigrants are Less Likely than the Native-Born to Be Behind Bars

​Immigrants are Less Likely Than the Native-Born to Engage in Criminal Behavior​​

Criminal Immigrants in Texas: Illegal Immigrant Conviction and Arrest Rates for Homicide, Sexual Assault, Larceny, and Other Crimes


The homicide conviction rate for illegal immigrants was 25 percent below that of native-born Americans in Texas in 2015. The conviction rates for illegal immigrants were 11.5 percent and 79 percent below that of native-born Americans for the crimes of sexual assault and larceny, respectively. Illegal immigrants were more likely to be convicted of gambling, kidnapping, smuggling, and vagrancy than natives, but those crimes constituted only 0.18 percent of all convictions that year in Texas. For all criminal convictions in Texas in 2015, illegal immigrants had a criminal conviction rate 56 percent below that of native-born Americans. Legal immigrants had a criminal conviction rate 85 percent below that of native-born Americans."