Thursday, June 4, 2009

Deport Him & Anyone With a Similar Case

The NY Times has an article up about the case of Youssef Samir Megahed, an immigrant from Egypt who has been living in the U.S. for eleven years. The Times article bemoans the fact that he is now facing deportation charges in immigration court. As usual, the Times is far more worried about the supposed rights of aliens than protecting the U.S.

Read this article for the details, but essentially Megahed was caught with another man, Ahmed Mohamed, travelling in a car with pipe bombs and other terrorism-related material. Mohamed has since pled guilty to "providing material support to terrorists." Megahed claimed he didn't know anything about it and was just traveling with Mohamed. A court found him not guilty. 

Despite the fact that he was cleared of criminal charges, the U.S. is doing exactly the right thing in attempting to deport him. Do we really need more Muslim immigrants with ties to terrorists in the U.S.? He's not a U.S. citizen, and his presence in the U.S. is a privilege not a right. Even if he is completely innocent, as a resident alien he should have been much more careful about who he associated with. There is no reason whatsoever for the U.S. to take any chances with him. Unlike what the New York Times usually advocates, the U.S. government should err on the side of protecting the country when dealing with aliens. Kick him out, and the sooner the better.

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