Immigration dabate — how other countries handle it

September 6, 2010

With the US illegal immigration debate heating up I thought it would be interesting to see how other countries are handling illegal immigration. But first, a recap of what’s going on in the US.

The United States has seen increased numbers of illegals entering our country since granting amnesty in 1986.

The federal government has promised National Guardsmen to help secure the Arizona border. To date, 30 guardsmen have been dispatched, but the press failed to inform us that they have no law enforcement authority.

With the assurance from Homeland Security that our borders are as secure as ever, this aerial video of the border fencing along the Arizona border let’s you decide.  

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS):  As of January 2009 —  estimate 11 million illegal immigrants live in the United States.

View this hidden video of illegals coming across the Arizona border from

According to DHS: The illegal population grew 27% in this last decade with 62% of illegal immigrants coming from Mexico

View the video of what our neighbors to the south think of us

Office of Immigration Statistics: 1,130,818 immigrants saw Legal Permanent Residence (LPR) in the United States in 2009. Nearly half were relatives of US citizens; about 200K were refugees/asylees; and about 200K were family sponsored preferences.

Average LPR =  1 Million annually over last decade:
1970-1979 saw 4,248,203 LPR
1980-1989 saw 6,244,379 LPR
1990-1999 saw 9,775,398 LPR
2000-2009 saw 10,299,430 LPR

The total number of non-immigrant admissions to the United States for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 was 163 million  (Non-immigrants are foreign nationals granted temporary entry into the US. It’s estimated that about 50% never leave)

Inter-country adoptions for FY2009 = 12,753 (mostly from China, Ethiopia and Russia)

Nearly 1 in 4 children in America are born of foreign parents

October 30, 2009 President Obama lifted the US immigration ban on HIV patients. HIV-positive travelers and immigrants had been banned from entering or traveling through the US without a special waiver since 1987

Today in the foreign news:
Britain declares that student foreign numbers will be cut under new visa regime because student visas are “not sustainable.” …from 186,000 in 2004 to more than 300,000 currently.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced in July that he has begun to take stock in the Gypsy population and expel illegal immigrants.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he is “determined” to enforce new security rules making it easier to deport illegal immigrants and strip violent criminals with foreign origins of their French citizenship.

“South Africa calls time on undocumented Zimbabweans” — Zimbabwean migrants – sometimes thousands a day – flocked over the Limpopo River when the South African government said they were allowed to live, work and go to school or hospital in the country without official documentation. But now South Africa’s cabinet has announced that as of 31 December this year, the special dispensation will end, for reasons of regional security.

As a side note:
CBN News published a 5 min video filmed by a concerned citizen titled, “Islamization of Paris, a warning to the West”. His camera shows that Muslims “are blocking the streets with barriers. They are praying on the ground. And the inhabitants of this district cannot leave their homes, nor go into their homes during those prayers.”

British film
This BBC Panorama video is about 30 minutes long and documents the immigration problems within England. Could we be in the beginning stages of the same issues?


Media finally talks about Obama brother sex scandal before inauguration

April 12, 2009
Inauguration Day surrounded by African and British-based family. Stepmother Kezia standing next to the President

Inauguration Day surrounded by African and British-based family. Stepmother Kezia standing next to the President

4/12/09–Today, news agencies out of the UK are finally talking about President Obama’s half brother who was denied a visa into Britian and the  sex scandal which occurred before the inauguration.

The White House had been informed of the sensitive matter.

British immigration denied Samson Obama’s visa when it was discovered he was using falsified documents to enter the country. With the latest database, prints and biometric details discovered he was linked to an earlier incident while visiting the country. Britain opposes the entry of individuals where their presence is not conducive to the public good.

Younger brother Samson Obama, 41,  is one of (some say eleven?) seven half siblings from President Obama’s father.  The younger brother  is the son of Barack Srs first wife, Kezia. Kezia currently lives in England.

Samson, known as Abo,  lives in Kenya and had planned to stop over in the UK to visit family before continuing his trip on to the United States for his half brothers’ inauguration. Upon arrival to the UK, immigration officials discovered he was linked to an alleged sexual assault two months prior.

Last November, Samson had approached a group of girls — one was 13 years old – and followed them into a café. He was asked to leave when he became aggressive, police were called and he was arrested. Prints and biometric details were put in the British database.

Family history: President Obama’s father, Barack Sr. married Kezia (seen in photo above) at 18. When he received his American-sponsored scholarship in economics at the age of 23 he headed for university in Hawaii. He left behind the pregnant Kezia and their baby son.

While in Hawaii studying he met and married his second wife, who was 18, Barack Jrs mother, Ann.

Within two years of his entry to the US, Barack Sr. was accepted at Harvard whereupon he left behind the Barack Jr and his second wife.

While still legally married to Kezia and Ann, Barack Sr. met his future third wife while at Harvard. Ruth was an American-born teacher who is still currently residing in Kenya

Barack Sr. returned to Kenya where he fathered two more children by Kezia. He also fathered two children with Ruth. He worked for the Kenyan government as a Finance Minister.

Further family articles of interest:
Obama’s family background

Obama’s Uncle Odinga – the Prime Minister of Kenya

The Kenyan Ambassador  speaks out about Obama’s birth

The maize (corn) scandal in Kenya