"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Illegal Immigrants in Cambodia

We need more immigration officials, (and policies) like they have in Cambodia. The law is the law and "illegal immigrant" has real meaning to the officials in Cambodia. Our government should "send them back" also.

Muslim Uighurs to be Expelled from Cambodia

Cambodia said Saturday it would expel 20 Muslim Uighurs who sought refuge after unrest in China's Xinjiang region, despite protests from the United States and rights activists.

Cambodian foreign ministry spokesman Koy Kuong declined to say where the Uighurs would be sent, but exile groups said the group would be deported to China where they could face torture.

"They are illegal immigrants and according to Cambodian immigration law they should be expelled from the country. So we must expel them," the spokesman said.

Interior ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said it would "take seven days to send all of them out of Cambodia".

The group arrived at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office after clashes between Xinjiang's Uighurs and China's majority Han ethnic group in July nearly 200 dead and 1,600 injured, according to official tolls. (hat tip Atlas Shrugs)


Anonymous said...

Could you expand on why you think this is a good example to follow? If in fact these people will be tortured on their return, that seems like an argument against a strict "send them back" policy, does it not? Do you doubt that they will actually be tortured? Is there another assylum program the Uighurs could have taken advantage of? Or do you think that the occasional tortured Uighurs is the price of law and order?

Bill Jungbauer said...

My remarks have nothing to do with the issue of torture. My focus on this article is not on torture, but illegal immigrants. Period.

As the Cambodian spokesman said, "They are illegal immigrants and according to Cambodian immigration law they should be expelled from the country. So we must expel them," I feel that we need an administration with backbone to address the issue of illegals within our own borders. That is what I am getting at with this story. When I say Illegal immigrants within our borders, I mean all illegals from all nations, not just those from south of the border.

By the way, why do you post anonymously? Seems cowardly to me.

Anonymous said...

I understand that you're not specifically advocating that the Uighurs be tortured. But you're running to be a legislator; part of a legislator's job is to think through the consequences of the policies he advocates. To advocate a policy is to advocate the likely consequences of that policy.

You quoted an article in which exile groups say the Uighurs will be tortured on their return to China. I think that's a pretty strong argument for allowing them to stay in Cambodia. I was curious if you agreed; It seems you don't. I hope you'll show more empathy if you're ever in a position to shape American immigration law.

I've got my reasons for commenting anonymously. Blogger gives you the option to disable anonymous comments if you find them too cowardly.

Bill Jungbauer said...

Good comment.

How do you know I am still in the running? I may, or may not be running in 2010. The decision has not been made yet.

I am against torture of any kind including waterboarding. Having read numerous books written by POW's, I have come to agree with John McCain that we as a nation can not stoop to the despicable behavior of those nations that torture our fellow man. I hope that pressure from the US and others provides them safe haven within China, and the opportunity to emigrate to another country legally.

Good books to read,

"Faith of Our Fathers"
"When Hell was in Session"

Have the Uighurs applied to the US or any other country for refuge status? Have they been denied such status by any country? Are any of the acts of violence committed by Muslims within China tied to the Uighurs? These are things to consider.

We as a nation have taken in tens of thousands of immigrants from Iraq over the last several years as refuges, just as we have done for many others throughout our history. Those immigrants came here legally. I condone legal immigration.

Presently I am reading "The First American," a biography of Ben Franklin. It was a surprise to me to find out that the German immigrants to Pennsylvania had faced issues similar to the Mexicans of today. It was suggested that German literature be banned from the New World and that English be declared the official language of the Colonies.

You may want to read other posts on immigration on this blog,




I moderate all posts on this blog. It would be cowardly for me not to post anonymous comments. I have to moderate because I have received at least one, very vulgar comment, and many spam comments. Nonetheless, I feel that anonymous posts are cowardly, and lack the true impact they would receive if they had a name to them. I do admit to having used a pseudonym, but it is something I have rarely done, and refuse to do in the future. I have never posted on blogs, or any where else, anonymously. The pseudonym I used was well known to those who know who I am.

Anonymous said...

I am very glad to hear that you are against torture. You ask: "Have the Uighurs applied to the US or any other country for refuge status? " According to the article you linked to, "The Uighurs' presence in Phnom Penh was made public two weeks ago as they sought UN refugee status in Cambodia, saying they risked torture in China." Maybe you know more about the situation than I do, but it sounds like they were doing precisely what you advocate--seeking permission through legal channels. Is there some other procedure they should have followed instead? Obviously if they are legitimate refugees, waiting around in China wasn't a realistic option.

I am a new reader to the blog so I had not read your earlier posts. I assumed the title of your blog implied you were running for office, but I apologize for making that incorrect assumption.

Bill Jungbauer said...

I am unaware of what options they may have. I tend to think that as Muslims, there are many countries that would accept them.

This blog was created in January of 2007 with the intention of my running for state senate in 2010. Now, after running for senate in 2006 and house in 2008, I have not made up my mind yet. It may happen, time will tell.

Thank you for reading my blog and leaving your comments. It has been a good conversation.

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