I am writing this anonymously because my name doesn’t matter, but the ideas that I stand for do. I’m a man in my late 20’s and I’m seeking asylum in the United States because the Islamic State threatened my life when I did not conform to Islamic extremism. My country of birth has been ruined by four decades of Islamic socialism, brutality, and oppression.
Since I moved to the United States in 2016, right after the election, I was terrified of what would happen to me, but I also was allowed to think freely and express my concerns without fear of government persecution. In the beginning, I was concerned about my immigration status as an asylum seeker from a Muslim country, but, as time passed, I started to realize that it wasn’t the government that I had to fear. It was the left who started to silence me.
I was called racist because I talked about my story and I was labeled an Islamophobe because I was outspoken about Islamic terrorists.
The reason I’m writing this at this time is that I want to shed light on the status of immigration in America at the present time. My lawyer has told me a piece of great news…followed by a bad one. I won’t be deported and I will be able to stay in the US while renewing my Employment Authorization Document every two years. The bad news is that my case will be pending for an indefinite amount of time.
I dug more and found out that this is because the federal government has decided to halt all asylum hearings in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut and send more resources to the southern border. As we know, the southern border is where individuals are crossing the border, illegally, to do what I have done: seek asylum. But I have done it legally, I applied for a US visa while running away from Islamic authorities and entered the country through a valid port of entry, holding a valid visa. I am asking the readers of this piece to pay close attention to what they read on the news. There are almost a million asylum seekers in the tristate area who have come to this country through legal ways and have hopes to build their future. Is it fair for someone else, who may or may not have a legitimate basis for asylum, to cross the line, by illegally crossing the border, and applying for asylum?
The federal government had to abandon legal immigrants to take care of a mess created by illegal immigrants. America is a nation of migrants, but who do we seek? Law-abiding future citizens or criminals?
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