Remember the German family I wrote about a few months ago? Here are the current results of their labors:
TheBlaze spoke with Peter Kamakawiwoole, one of the staff attorneys at the HSLDA:
“If the government were to pass a general law precluding everybody from practicing a particular religion, obviously that’s persecution. Under this ruling, that kind of law would not be persecution [because it applies to everybody equally],” he said. “That’s unfortunate, because it’s not impossible to imagine any number of minorities, religious or social, facing legislation where they were legislated out of participation in society if the law is worded the right way.”
The US offers people who are compelled to leave their home countries, for fear of persecution, assistance limited to about seven months of cash and help in connecting to a job, housing, and most of the public benefits available to US citizens. But what about other asylum seekers? The Tsarenaev family received this and more from the citizens of America, despite the older brother traveling back to the “persecuting” old country twice. But for this German family, upstanding people by any measure, not at all affiliated with our potential enemies, “No.”
It just seems that we have a backwards immigration policy for those who seek asylum here in the US now. And it’s not working out well for us, witness the Boston Marathon Bombing, for one.