The Needle’s Eye and US Immigration: Eq…

For anybody who has ever tried to get a loved one into the United States, there is one central truth: it is harder to immigrate to the US to live and work than perhaps any major country on the planet. It is easier to get into China. Nonetheless, during the Republican primaries for last year’s Presidential election, candidates were almost unanimous in calling each other “soft on immigration and soft on terrorism.” Inexplicably, nobody, including the Democratic candidates, ever pointed out forcefully that as far as terrorism is concerned, the US is as close as you can get to an airtight fortress.

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