Should We Limit Immigration?

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Written by; Gary Wonning

Because of the large influx of immigrants into European countries and the problems they have brought with them, there has been a push for us here in the United States to put limits on or stop immigration altogether, especially from middle eastern countries.

Many think it is inhumane and or racist to ban immigration by certain individuals or from certain countries.

What many don’t know or realize, this has been done many times in the past. One of the most recent times was in 1924, the United States stopped immigration from 1924 until 1964. It was virtually impossible to immigrate during this time.

There had been a large influx of European immigrants during the last half of the 19th century and our country was in danger of losing its culture. When  too many people immigrate at one time or during a certain period of time, it dilutes the culture and the country is in danger of becoming like the country the immigrants came from. For obvious reasons, we don’t want that to happen. There is a reason these people are immigrating, where they come from has lost its appeal as being a good place to live.

Why would we want the country they are immigrating to become like where they came from? If it was such a good place to live, they would have never left.

The most recent time was in 1979 during the Iranian hostage crisis, President Carter, a democrat, stopped immigration from Iran because it was feared Iranian militants would come here and kidnap American citizens on our own soil.


In today’s world, we have an added concern.  Many who come here today wish only to destroy us. They are bent on forcing us to follow their beliefs and customs, destroying our culture in the process. I know this isn’t the case for a majority of them, but we have no way of determining the good guys from the bad guys. There are no data bases  where they come from, it is impossible to check their backgrounds.

We simply cannot afford to take a chance and knowingly admit terrorists onto our homeland. I truly feel sorry for the well-meaning people who are trying to come here to improve their lot in life, but maybe it is time for some to work to improve conditions in their homeland instead.

Japanese, and Germans as well were put into internment camps for a while during WW2 in the interest of national security.

Many of these dangerous  places immigrants are coming from today I would love to visit if it was safe to do so.

I feel sorry for them, but I also feel sorry for the people and families who lost their lives on 9/11, at Fort Hood, Chattanooga, and San Bernadino.

In many cases the terrorists were accepted in their communities, in San Bernadino the terrorists were given a baby shower for their baby child, just a short time later the well-meaning citizens were mercilessly gunned down in their work place at a Christmas party.

Two fo the terrorist involved in the world trade center attacks lived in Venice Florida. They circulated among the community, getting their hair cut at a local beauty salon, banked at SunTrust, the Florida bank, and took morning walks. They lived in paradise, about a half mile from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a place where America’s wealthiest and most famous live. They gave it all up to kill 3,000 innocent Americans all in the name of Allah.

Regretfully, gone are the days when we can trust everyone we meet.  I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everyone.  The residents had known each other for five generations, I like to say they all came over on the same boat from Germany. That isn’t far from the truth.

But today’s world is different, not only do we not know each other like we did in days gone by, people don’t have the same moral values they did back then. It’s not that they were all saints, they weren’t and they did do wrong, but the basic values were there and there were lines most people wouldn’t cross,  the majority did live moral and upright lives. Today that majority is a minority.

So yes, we do need to limit or stop immigration for awhile at least, until we figure this mess out. To do other wise would be foolhardy and irresponsible.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were tophoto of a distinguished older gentlemantally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.

It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

Their teachings have become convoluted and are no longer deemed sensible. Because so many have lost sight of the basic universal truths, they think these values no longer apply. Mention age old values and many people would have no idea what you were talking about.

We cannot keep teaching beliefs that are not based on solid time worn principles that have endured the test of time. The laws of Nature and/ or Nature’s God cannot be denied without serious consequences. They are unbending and unbreakable

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