Best-Selling Author Says U.S. Immigration System Has Become 'Charity'

(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

Over the weekend, a 500-man migrant caravan rushed toward the U.S. border, hurling rocks and bottles, shouting and assaulting border patrol officers. It was reported yesterday that thousands more are on the way after gathering in Tijuana, demanding entry into the U.S.

New York Times best-selling author and terrorism expert Brigitte Gabriel says illegal immigration and ever-changing U.S. immigration policies are transforming America. And, she says, the threat of this caravan proves it's time to build a border protection wall.

In her newest book, Rise: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom, Gabriel arms readers with real data and compelling facts that will equip them to fight the efforts of America's enemies to undermine our nation at every level of society.

"When did our immigration system start functioning like a charity to benefit third-world countries rather than America?" Gabriel unabashedly writes in Chapter 6: "Transformation Through Immigration." "When did it become the case that the interests of foreigners should take precedence over those of American citizens? It's a peculiar thing. A massive wave of third-world immigration has been engulfing America for half a century, yet all American citizens hear about from the 'lamestream' media is what a racist, intolerant country we live in. If we don't openly accept millions of individuals who have no desire to embrace the language, culture and values that made America the greatest country in the history of the world, we must be racists.

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Gabriel is a legal immigrant from Lebanon who went through the entire process to be a citizen of the "best country in the world"—a painstaking and expensive process that was worth it.

"When I came to America, I paid for my own ticket; I paid for my doctor's visits and all the blood tests that I had to take to become an American; I paid for my lawyers to do my papers; I had to study a two-inch-thick book written by the Daughters of the American Revolution about America's history and heritage. And I had to take a written exam as well as a verbal exam—in English—and pass them before I became an American. I am an immigrant. I am a legal immigrant. I am the type of immigrant America needs, not criminal aliens who break the law to get here.

"As a legal immigrant from a war-torn Lebanon, I understand the plight of those seeking shelter from violence and oppression from their native countries," she continued. "I also understand the very legitimate fears that the common American has about their country and local communities being transformed before their very eyes. America is great for the very reason that it does not allow lawlessness and embodies a set of Western principles that the countries many are fleeing from fail to uphold. The problem arises when those fleeing lawless, violent and corrupt countries seek to benefit from the safety, prosperity and generosity of the United States while not realizing that the reason America is a country they want to flee to is because we do not allow anarchy. We do not allow anyone to come here simply because it's convenient for them. We do not look the other way when someone violates federal immigration policy."

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