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Report: More Immigrants Coming From Middle East Than Central America

Number of immigrants from Middle East almost doubles numbers from Central America between 2010-2013

A new study by the Center for Immigration Studies based on U.S. census data found that in 2013, nearly 2.5 million immigrants in the U.S. came from “predominantly Muslim countries,” an increase of 63% since 2000. The study also found that between 2010 and 2013, the number of immigrants from the Middle East almost doubled that of Central America.

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Happy Constitution Day!

Today, September 17th, is Constitution Day.

…”Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.or by naturalization, have become citizens.”

…On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.”…

Everyone needs to know about it, and learn about it.

in 2004, Federal lawmakers wanted to make sure students across the country know about the history, meaning, and importance of the U.S. Constitution, so they passed a law mandating its teaching on “Constitution Day” September 17,  every year.

 …”Sen. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, added an amendment [to an appropriations Bill] designating September 17 as Constitution Day, mandating the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds, as well as federal agencies.”…

“Constitution Day” will likely never be a big Hallmark Card event, but it is important to understand the Constitution’s  significance and to learn about those who created it and brought it to it’s fruition.

Uniformed vs. Uninformed

Lt Sherwood Baker has served in the Army for 24 years.  He should be praised, honored, and thanked for his service to our country.

Instead, Lt Baker was told by school staff that when meeting his high school daughter at her school that he cannot wear his uniform because: …” it may offend another student”.

Wow just wow.

Now THAT, is offensive.

From the article about the incident in Rochester Michigan:

Army officer told he cannot enter his daughter’s school while wearing a uniform

Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker says he is just a father who was trying to help his daughter find her way at her new high school.

This past week he was told by Rochester Adams high school security that if he wanted to get into the high school with his daughter he was going to have to go home and change his clothes.

Baker’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson says, “Before he was allowed in, the security guard stopped him and said sorry you are not allowed in the school. Security told him men and women in uniform weren’t allowed because it may offend another student.”

More information and the reaction from the Army Times:

New to the school district, Baker was visiting the school to help his daughter transfer into a different math class, said Baker’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson, in a Thursday phone interview.

Baker, whose command did not respond to interview requests, told WJR-AM’s Frank Beckmann Show that four security personnel met him at the door, and “I wasn’t allowed access to the building because I was in uniform.”

The incident at Rochester Adams High School involving Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker, which was reported by Fox 2 Detroit and other local media outlets, triggered online outrage and a rapid response from the school district’s superintendent, a former Marine officer.