Judeo-Christian and Islamic Ethics and Immigration Policy

A discussion of the differences in immigration policy of those entering America from a Western country and those from an Arab country and the different ethics of these cultures.

This paper evaluates the difficulties in the legislation of the immigration policy in the United States in the light of September 11 2001 which seem to be exacerbated by an apparent gap between Judeo-Christian and Islamic ethics and how this gap divides both Western and Arabic cultures. It examines whether there is a common ethic that defines both cultures and whether Judeo-Christian and Islamic ethics come from a common source.
“Certainly, the immigration policies of the United States have long been seen as racist and exclusionary. Critics have argued that America’s recent war on terror has resulted in an increasingly racist and exclusive system. Certainly, the US government must attempt to stop terrorists like those from the Al Qaeda group of Osama bin Laden from entering into the United States. However, critics argue that all Islamic people are being painted with the same brush, and the US immigration policies simply reflect the fundamental differences between Judeo-Christian and Islamic countries. ”