Will Robots and Immigrants Revitalize American Manufacturing?

More details about the Bangladeshi man accused of plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve are likely to emerge today. The incident highlights what FAIR has said in our 9/11 follow-up reports – there continues to be a threat from people willing to abuse our immigration system to come here and commit acts of terror.

Suspect in NY Terror Plot Was Here on Student Visa

“New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says the 21-year-old arrested on charges that he plotted to blow up the Federal Reserve building in Manhattan came to the U.S. on a student visa,” Yahoo News reports. “Quazi Nafis was arrested early Wednesday on charges he tried to detonate a fake bomb outside the building.”

Will Robots and Immigrants Revitalize American Manufacturing?

“In the debate, Romney talked about stapling green cards to science, technology, engineering and mathematics diplomas. That’s not enough. As I explain in my new book, America is bleeding entrepreneurial talent right now. Highly-educated and highly-skilled workers and potential entrepreneurs are leaving the U.S. in droves. We could stop the flow by offering them green cards and by instituting a Startup Visa—allow smart foreigners who are in the U.S. legally to start companies here without the bureaucracy and red tape that is holding them back,” says Vivek Wadhwa in the Washington Post.

Daughter of Drug Lord Caught At Border

“The daughter of one of the world’s most sought-after drug lords has been charged with trying to enter the United States on someone else’s passport, U.S. officials said, becoming the latest family member to become ensnared in U.S. courts,” Newser.com says.

“The significance of the arrest will depend on what Guzman Salazar can tell authorities about her father, like whether she can provide phone numbers, said David Shirk, director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute. ‘We don’t know exactly what she knows,’ said Shirk. ‘It may just be an interesting factoid in the war on drugs or it could be a vital clue for law enforcement.'”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


  1. avatar
    softwarengineer on

    The Dream of the Seattle 1962 World’s Fair

    Was to automate our jobs and go to a 2-3 work week with the same pay by now….

    Globalism and overpopulation blew that dream away.

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      BostonBob –

      That phrase – “Let’s staple green cards to their diplomas’- sends me screaming into the night. Gov. Romney borrowed it from John Cornyn, my Senator. It ranks up there with Bush’s “Hell, if they can cross the Davis Mountains, we want ’em!” And, don’t forget the ever popular, “They only come to put food on the table.” I guess our “leaders” think if we hear their propaganda long enough, we’ll begin to believe it. We can’t let Obama get re-elected, but we need to let Romney (if he wins) know how we feel…no “Dream Act,” no legalization, no amnesty.
      We need to eliminate the insane birthright citizenship rule. We need to implement E-verify in all businesses and we need to immediately stop the benefits to illegals. They’ve been catered to for so long, they expect it, as do their leaders who urge them to come here – like Calderon and that awful Vicente Fox before him. And, above all, we need our returning military lined up, shoulder to shoulder from Brownsville to San Diego.