The Sultan on Immigration
While the rising threat of terrorism, violence and honor killings produced by Muslim immigration tends to be in the news lately, the problems produced by immigration are not limited solely to Islam. The problem of Muslim immigration was created by a larger trend in First World immigration policies that favors bringing in cheap labor for short term commercial and political gain.
Where the Public Stands on Immigration Reform
Recently the Obama administration announced that it will push for legislation next year to overhaul the nation's immigration system. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the administration will argue for what she called a "three-legged stool" including stricter enforcement, a "tough and fair pathway to earned legal status" for undocumented immigrants already in the U.S., and a more efficient process for legal immigration.
Australian immigration changes petitioned
Frustrated visa applicants have made their feelings towards the Australian government known through the establishing of an online petition.
With many visa applicants frustrated by what has been described as a sudden and unexpected alterations by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) they have created the online protest to speak out against what they see as extremely unfair practices in the changes to visa processing policies.