By Allan Wall
January 19, 2013
SOMERSET, N.J. — Tucked away in a quiet rural neighborhood in Somerset, New Jersey is an old brownstone that houses the New Jersey Chapter of the Islamic Center of North America’s (ICNA) WhyIslam Project. Within its confines, in a second floor office decorated with rose-colored walls, sits the administrative assistant and only female employee of the department, Nahela Morales.
In a long black garment and gray headscarf, Morales sits in front of a computer entering notes and taking phone calls from the program’s hotline, 1-877-WhyIslam, a resource for individuals hoping to learn more about the religion. A Mexican immigrant and recent convert, Morales is the national Spanish-language outreach coordinator for the program, part of ICNA’s mission to disseminate information about Islam nationwide.
But Morales’ efforts go beyond U.S. borders: the 37-year-old recently led a trip to bring Islamic literature, food and clothing to her native Mexico.
No amnesty for illegal aliens
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 4:15 pm | Updated: 4:20 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.
Many in our government, our news organization, our churches, nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, etc., are promoting amnesty for illegal aliens. Some even object to the term “illegal alien.” They profess that’s there is nothing we can do about those millions who have broken our laws and taken up residence in our country. Their solution is to fine them, make them learn English and give them a pass to citizenship.
This is a solution? Why, then, should we not open our prison doors to all burglars and home intruders who are being punished as criminals for doing nothing more than the foreign invaders? What is the difference? Home invaders or country invaders, they have all broken our laws. However, one group is punished and the other rewarded.
Presidents Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower saw the danger in allowing foreigners to enter our country illegally. All three were involved in deporting thousands and/or millions of the perpetrators. They had the foresight to see what was happening to our country and the will to do something about it. They put principle and love of country before and above politics.
It was Truman who pushed the Federal Immigration and National Act of 1952 through Congress in the closing days of his administration. The law is very clear. Why isn’t it being enforced? We have illegal alien lawbreakers and lawbreakers (felons) in our own local, state and federal government and institutions who refuse to enforce the law.
The fish rots from the top down. Grave dereliction of duty, willful or negligent failure to perform constitutionally sworn duties, is a cause for impeachment and removal from office. Who in this country or in this Congress has the willingness and spine to start the proceedings on so many of their friends, colleagues and financial supporters? Have we no leaders who are willing to fight to stop our rapid decline into a Third World, lawless country? Does American citizenship mean so little to the sleeping masses?
David slew Goliath. Where is our David in 2013? Raise your voices, Americans. We won’t be heard if we don’t speak up.
Margaret W. Adelsberger