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May 8, 2013
News - SparkFun Supports Immigra…
about 3 weeks ago
Yes, getting into the U.S. is harder than a lot of other countries, particularly many of the European ones. One of the reason is that the U.S. is a popular place to live, particularly since it does not have coffee shops being bombed every other day and terrorists driving large trucks through Christmas markets. Yeah, we get too many—one is too many.
Green card holders are not, and should not, be exempt. Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani who assisted her husband Syed Farook in the Saint Bernardino Christmas day attack had a green card. And very little vetting apparently.
This hardly seems like the right forum for discussing political issues, but everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Since you brought this up, please let me correct some of the factual misstatements and omissions in your statement.
Contrary to media hyperbole, this is not a Muslim ban. Nearly 40 predominantly muslim countries are completely unaffected by this temporary restriction. The seven countries that are affected are accused by both the former and present administrations as the source of much of the world wide terrorist activity. And even with six of those countries that are affected, the restrictions are only for 90 days until better screening methods can be put into place.
No one, who is not an American citizen, has the legal or constitutional right to come to this nation. This action, although sudden, is completely within the legal and moral responsibilities of the President.
All of the hijackers who committed the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were foreigners. All of them entered the country legally on a temporary visa, mostly tourist visas with entry permits for six months. What would you say if we suffered another 9/11 while President Trump “waited” to implement a change in our immigration policy?
This ban must include people with valid visas and potentially people with green cards. The muslim Christmas Day “underwear” bomber 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab entered the US on a valid visa from Nigeria. He studied at the San’a Institute for the Arabic Language in Sana’a in Yemens one of the countries on President Trumps list of seven nations. This islamic-inspired terrorist on a valid tourist visa nearly brought down an plane full of 290 innocents.
Zaccaries Moussaoui came to this nation on a student visa.
Mahmud Adouhalima came to this nation on a tourist visa
Omar Abdel Rahman “the blind sheik” came to this nation with a visa.
Also remember Tashfeen Malik, the Pakistani who assisted her husband Syed Farook in the Saint Bernardino Christmas day attack? That muslim immigrant came into this nation on a legal fiance or K-1 visa and was later given a U.S. permanent resident status (green card). Her husband traveled back and forth several times to Saudi Arabia.
Will this action inconvenience many people? Yes, of course. But letting a few extremists in with thousands or poorly vetted immigrants has been shown to be more than a little inconvenient for the families of victims affected by the terroristic actions.
I find it disheartening that a company I do business with finds it necessary to publicize their personal beliefs in this way. While I respect your right to those beliefs, I don’t feel it is appropriate to jeopardize any of the company’s business by taking sides in this issue.
As a final thought, I believe your original posting is in violation of your own guidelines, in particular, “Members of our community come in all manner of ages, shapes, sizes, cultures, genders, sexual orientations, religious & political beliefs, etc. Try to create a welcoming and decent environment for hackers, makers, nerds, geeks, engineers, and ordinary people regardless of their background.”
I find your statement an attack on my political beliefs and certainly do not feel welcomed.
about 3 months ago
This kit is priceless! No, really, there’s no price listed. How much?
about 4 months ago
Well that sold out quickly. Any ETA on the next batch?
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about 2 years ago
Laptop: $1,500. Step stool: $24.50. Experimental “apparatus”: $475.00. Watching Casey blast a hole in the SparkFun parking lot: PRICELESS.
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