Rights group attacks Dutch immigratio...

Rights group attacks Dutch immigration policy

There are 61 comments on the Newsday story from May 15, 2008, titled Rights group attacks Dutch immigration policy. In it, Newsday reports that:

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch policy of forcing some would-be immigrants to pass a language and culture test before seeking a visa is discriminatory, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

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Jen

Bronx, NY

#1 May 15, 2008
Hey, if you want to be a citizen, you need to earn that right.
Anton Terbraak

Limassol, Cyprus

#3 May 21, 2008
The Rights group has no right criticizing my country.
If Moroccans or Turks or Arabs want to emigrate from their countries then they should try Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, Saudi Arabia where a very bright future awaits them.
By the way, besides the language and cultural tests, they should also pass a test on the knowledge of the Holy Bible.
Balto

Norwalk, CT

#4 May 21, 2008
The Dutch only need to look at the U.S. to realize that being overrun by third-world scum is not the way to go.
keep thinning the herd

Oak Lawn, IL

#6 May 21, 2008
those dutch are really on to something!!!!!!!
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#7 May 21, 2008
Dream on human rights group. The dutch are going to tell you to F off! Mind your own business! Who ARE these people that think they can change a Country's policy?

“Into You”

Since: May 08

AOL

#8 May 21, 2008
If a horde white Christian went to the Middle East to settle and live you do not think they would have a problem with that?

I know we have troops their but please do not get it twisted.
Pip The Girl

Dalfsen, Netherlands

#10 Nov 13, 2008
Wow. You people make me sick.

You do realize that most of those refugees "turd worlders" are actually highly educated? They're doctors and lawyers and judges. They're human beings with families.

Maybe you ought to visit those countries before you open your pathetic and racist little mouths.

Dutch immigration policies violate international law. The would-be migrants are tested on their knowledge of Dutch language and culture, but the best way to learn these things is by immersing yourself in it. Sure you could take classes -- I did. I learned nonsensical ways of asking for directions. When I came here, despite the classes, I could only say "broodje?" (sandwich?) and "Ik ben Canadese" (I am Canadian). Within one year of living here, I've become fluent. I have a much deeper understanding of Dutch culture for living as part of it. The test discriminates by testing on a subject that can't possibly be understood by people who haven't lived here.

Furthermore, the test is much too expensive. People in these countries simply can't afford it. It isn't that they aren't willing to work -- Moroccans and Poles in this country do the work no other Dutch people want. In their own countries however, work is harder to find. Money is harder to come by. Paying for this test is taking food out of people's mouths.

We're all humans.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#11 Nov 13, 2008
Pip The Girl

Kampen, Netherlands <quoted text>

"You do realize that most of those refugees "turd worlders" are actually highly educated? They're doctors and lawyers and judges. They're human beings with families."

"Moroccans and Poles in this country do the work no other Dutch people want."
spud

United States

#12 Nov 13, 2008
Pip The Girl wrote:
Wow. You people make me sick.
You do realize that most of those refugees "turd worlders" are actually highly educated? They're doctors and lawyers and judges. They're human beings with families.
Maybe you ought to visit those countries before you open your pathetic and racist little mouths.
Dutch immigration policies violate international law. The would-be migrants are tested on their knowledge of Dutch language and culture, but the best way to learn these things is by immersing yourself in it. Sure you could take classes -- I did. I learned nonsensical ways of asking for directions. When I came here, despite the classes, I could only say "broodje?" (sandwich?) and "Ik ben Canadese" (I am Canadian). Within one year of living here, I've become fluent. I have a much deeper understanding of Dutch culture for living as part of it. The test discriminates by testing on a subject that can't possibly be understood by people who haven't lived here.
Furthermore, the test is much too expensive. People in these countries simply can't afford it. It isn't that they aren't willing to work -- Moroccans and Poles in this country do the work no other Dutch people want. In their own countries however, work is harder to find. Money is harder to come by. Paying for this test is taking food out of people's mouths.
We're all humans.
There should be no international laws. Every country should adopt the laws that their people prefer. Immigration control is a countries perogative and no bogus international body should have any say about it.
Common Sense

Highland, NY

#13 Dec 28, 2008
I wish the US would have laws that require immigrants to have a basic knowledge of English and a basic culture test. Oh wait, we do it's called LEGAL IMMIGRATION. The problem in our country is with ILLEGALS who seem to believe the laws don't apply to them.
The lack of enforcement of US IMMIGRATION laws by my elected officials is ridiculous. To the point where I'm ready to move to another country, if I could just find one that would allow me in legally, and realize I simply want other immigrants to be legal too.
Common Sense

Highland, NY

#14 Dec 28, 2008
Pip The Girl wrote:
Wow. You people make me sick.
You do realize that most of those refugees "turd worlders" are actually highly educated? They're doctors and lawyers and judges. They're human beings with families.
Maybe you ought to visit those countries before you open your pathetic and racist little mouths.
Dutch immigration policies violate international law. The would-be migrants are tested on their knowledge of Dutch language and culture, but the best way to learn these things is by immersing yourself in it. Sure you could take classes -- I did. I learned nonsensical ways of asking for directions. When I came here, despite the classes, I could only say "broodje?" (sandwich?) and "Ik ben Canadese" (I am Canadian). Within one year of living here, I've become fluent. I have a much deeper understanding of Dutch culture for living as part of it. The test discriminates by testing on a subject that can't possibly be understood by people who haven't lived here.
Furthermore, the test is much too expensive. People in these countries simply can't afford it. It isn't that they aren't willing to work -- Moroccans and Poles in this country do the work no other Dutch people want. In their own countries however, work is harder to find. Money is harder to come by. Paying for this test is taking food out of people's mouths.
We're all humans.
Oh you are a PIP, a country has every right to have it's own immigration laws, what some international body says is irrelvant.

Humans have a right to be in the country they were born in or the country they LEGALLY immigrated to. The US has been invaded by 10-20 million illegals since 1986. Back in 1986 our Goverment gave those here illegaly at that time Amesty and fast-forward to today, our problem is worse and we have illegal-loving people who cannogt compute that illegals work for cash, do not pay all of their taxes, drop an anchor baby under the mis-intrepeted 14th ammendment which gives that child instant citizenship. Then those illegal parents can collect social services, they drain our ERs/Hospitals and those that pay taxes get to fund it.

Somehow, all of this gets someone like me labelled as racist simply because I do not like illegal aliens. Last I knew 'illegal' was not a race?

There are illegal humans, they are the ones that seem to think immigration laws do not apply to them.
Go Russkies

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

#16 Dec 28, 2008
Immigration control by people who don't have much to lose in the way of material things. Soon, Americans won't have much to lose either.

MOSCOW, Dec. 13 — The e-mail that arrived Monday night in the inboxes
of two organizations tracking hate crimes in Russia carried a disturbing
message and an even more disturbing photo — that of a man’s severed
head resting on a wooden chopping block.

“This surprise was prepared for Moscow officials by concerned Russian
people who can no longer tolerate the invasion of foreigners in their
native city,” the message declared, accusing darker-skinned migrant
workers from the Caucasus and Asia of “an unprecedented wave of
criminality that has swamped our capital.”

“If officials continue to populate Russia with foreigners, we will have
to start annihilating officials! Because there is no worse enemy than a
traitor with the authorities who has betrayed his Russian origin,” it
continued.“Officials, if you do not start evicting the blacks, we will
begin taking revenge on you for their crimes! And it will be your turn
to pay with your heads.”

The e-mail was no hoax. Earlier in the day, a street cleaner had found a
man’s head wrapped in a plastic bag on a grassy area outside a
government building in western Moscow. An autopsy confirmed it belonged
to a native of Tajikistan whose decapitated body was discovered last
week in woods south of the city.

The beheading was splashed across the front pages of newspapers Friday.
Although hate crimes, often by young neo-Nazi skinheads, are
increasingly common in Russia, analysts say this is the first racially
motivated killing to be accompanied by a political demand and a public
claim of responsibility.

The e-mail was signed by a group calling itself the Militant
Organization of Russian Nationalists, which neither police nor human
rights groups had heard of previously.
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Dec 28, 2008
Anyone ever read the Dutch Navigators by Hendrik Van Loon? Or Invasion---a scenerio of a US take over that begins in New York....?
retarded sentinel poster

Delray Beach, FL

#18 Dec 28, 2008
after a background check is passed, the only question to immigration applicants should be: are you muslim?

if not, come on in!
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Dec 28, 2008
They would actually do sheep blood infusions...I guess it was atonement by the blood of the lamb....
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#20 Dec 28, 2008
They thought all sickness stemmed from the blood...They used blood letting big time...leeches and where not allowed to drink water...They drank wine and beer only on the mavigation trips. Many where left on islands so they could eat food to cure their scurvy....
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Dec 28, 2008
I wonder what type blood sheep have?
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#22 Dec 28, 2008
What language do the Durch speak?
Guess Who

Las Vegas, NV

#23 Dec 28, 2008
Dutch?
Dutch Lady

Kuwait

#24 Dec 28, 2008
Come legal in to our country.

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