Special Request: Help Alaa come here legally from Iraq

3 05 2007

Cross posted from  Leaning Straight Up

I don’t easily jump on bandwagons, and immigration issues are one of my pet peeves.   But in this case, I think this clearly shows the unfair nature of the present system, and it deserves some attention.

In an age where illegal immigrants are waltzing in untouched and ending up as 1/3 of the California Prison population, it is cruelly ironic that some people who have highly sought skills cannot come in from other parts of the world legally.

A prime example is Alaa, a young Iraqi whom Bryan Suits (KVI 570am) spent a lot of time working with in Iraq a while back.  Alaa was helping Bryan’s unit translate and interrogate people in Iraq.   His actions there showed him to be a man of good character, and he was invaluable in helping our troops.

He is also a trained Pharmacist, something our country has a shortage of.  In short he can fill a necessary and useful role in American society, and unlike the illegals, cannot just jog over the line and then demand citizenship.

He has to contend with a US Visa policy in Iraq that had limited slots for persons helping the military because he wants to come here legally/

Help someone worthy to come into our country.  Watch this video (from Discovery Channel’s “My War Diary”),  of a day in the life of Alaa, on the day of the first Iraqi election, and ask if he deserves a chance at the freedoms you take for granted.

Then send an email to:


And say something like:

To whom it concerns,

I saw the video of the young man featured in the Discovery Channel “My War Diary”, introduced to us by Radio Host Bryan Suits.  I was so moved by Alaa’s story that I want to help this future citizen achieve the American dream for himself. 

I feel Alaa has displayed the qualities of loyalty and patriotism to not only America, but the principles Americans hold dearest.

Please forward my personal recommendation that he be offered one of the limited number of Visa’s offered to those working for the Military.   He has proven himself worthwhile of our support.

This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII).


If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.




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