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 BorderInvasionPics.com.

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?

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