ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page

Advanced search

Immigration Daily


Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board



Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation


CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network


Chinese Immig. Daily


Connect to us

Make us Homepage



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of free

Immigration LLC.

< Back to current issue of Immigration Daily < Back to current issue of Immigrant's Weekly

Dear Editor:
I certainly feel for the young lady made the subject of the Mercury News article that was recently featured in Immigration Daily from ILW.COM. She was detained and shabbily treated in California by the INS. My wife has also been shabbily treated (though not nearly so badly) at the border and I feel for her. I would, however, like to make one observation. The article closes with the following quote: ``If you're going to bully citizens of your allies,'' she said, ``you're not going to have allies and you're going to fight the war on terrorism on your own.''

New Zealand may be a member of ANZUS, but they have banned our Air Force and Naval Personnel from their territory since the 1980s and have contributed in no meaningful way to security in their region or elsewhere for a generation, preferring to get a free ride from the efforts of Australia (and, to a lesser extent, the United States, Great Britain and France). It is not much of an exaggeration to say that they no longer have a functional military. Fighting the war on terrorism without their assistance is about what we are doing now.

Name Not Supplied