The Jewish American Immigration Dilemma

Jewish Americans are split on the question of Arab-Muslim immigration into the United States.

As the children of immigrants it is exceedingly difficult for us, from an ethical standpoint, to oppose the immigration of others into the United States. This is particularly true given the history of Jews in Europe during the middle of the last century.

The immigration question is largely partisan within American politics.

  • V10_Rob

    Seems simple to me. You can support immigration of people that want to integrate and become America, and you can oppose immigration of people that want set up parasitic enclaves and conquer their hosts. Telling which person belongs to which category may be difficult at times, but the two positions are not mutually exclusive.

    • Agreed, Islamists are settlers with no intent to integrate.

  • Dana Garcia

    I don’t get this “ethical standpoint” stuff. It’s a different world from when immigrants were needed for anything, like to populate the prairie or work in factories. Only liberal guilt, Democrat vote scrounging and business’ endless demand for cheaper labor propel it now.

    There’s no “right” to immigrate to a prosperous first-world nation. In fact, immigration probably retards reform in backward countries that might be somewhat improveable — Mexico comes to mind in that regard.

    • Well said Dana. Our elites are screwing us over for votes and cheap labour.

    • andycanuck

      And before 1965 in the States there were very tough standards to meet for immigration. Return to those standards and, yeah, maybe allow in almost anyone.

  • Alain

    Only brain-dead people, including Jews (yes they exist) would find this difficult. None of those Jewish immigrants came to conquer and impose their ways and culture on their host country. In fact many were fleeing to save their own life. Much the same for all past immigrants. So no it is not largely partisan, it is about using your God given brain.