Repeat after me:
A bad poem on an old French statue is not an immigration policy.
Ann Coulter writes:
For purposes of argument, I will accept the Times‘ glowing descriptions of these Muslim immigrants as brilliant scientists on the verge of curing cancer. (Two of the Times‘ 11 cases actually involved cancer researchers.)
Point one: If the Times thinks that brilliance is a desirable characteristic in an immigrant, why can’t we demand that of all our immigrants?
To the contrary! Our immigration policy is more likely to turn away the brilliant scientist–in order to make room for an Afghani goat herder, whose kid runs a coffee stand until deciding to bomb the New York City subway one day. (That was Najibullah Zazi, my featured “Immigrant of the Week,” on May 1, 2012.)
Point two: I happened to notice that even the stellar Muslim immigrants dug up by the Times seem to bring a lot of elderly and sickly relatives with them. Guess who gets to support them? (…)
One of the Times‘ baby seals–an Iraqi with diabetes and “a respiratory ailment”–was returning from performing his responsibilities as an elected official in Kirkuk.