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My piece was predicated on the September 25, 2014 announcement that the administration would, once again, act unilaterally to provide illegal alien “DREAMers” with the opportunity to join the U.S. Military and be rewarded with an expedited pathway to United States citizenship.
Congressman Jeff Denham had proposed a similar measure in his ENLIST Act but it failed to garner the support of Congress. Enter the president with his tactic of circumventing the will of the American citizens as articulated by the Congress.
My article for CAPS delves into reasons why this program is extremely dangerous to national security.
The administration has been adamant about making it more difficult for United States citizens to possess firearms and with this program illegal aliens who have been granted temporary lawful status without so much as a face-to-face interview, let alone a field investigation, will not only be provided with firearms and some of the best firearms training in the world.
It is also important to note that not long ago the administration pushed thousands of veteran soldiers out the door to reduce the number of Americans in our military. Once again Americans are being replaced by foreign nationals. This is happening in the corporate world and now, unbelievably, now in our armed forces.
The administration claims that these aliens will be carefully vetted. Somehow I am not convinced. Consider the following:
On September 20, 2013 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my article about the failures of the vetting process for alien applicants who apply for immigration benefits:
“Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Background Checks Require a Reality Check”
I wrote that commentary in response to the cries of outrage from members of Congress and President Obama in demanding to know how both Snowden who made illegal unauthorized disclosures about the NSA and the Washington Navy Yard shooter- Alexander Alexis could have been granted security clearances.
Both of these individuals were subjected to full field investigations which involved face to face interviews with them and with their neighbors, family members and co-workers. It is absolutely important to find out if the way that their background investigations were conducted could have been more effective.
On June 20, 2013 the Huffington Post ran a report:
“USIS Under Investigation Over Edward Snowden Background Check”
(For the sake of clarity- USIS is a private company and not related to USCIS, an agency under the aegis of ghe DHS.)
It is worth considering a statement by Senator Claire McCaskill, contained in that report:
“We are limited in what we can say about this investigation because it is an ongoing criminal matter,” McCaskill said. “But it is a reminder that background investigations can have real consequences for our national security.”
Yet Ms McCaskill and members of Congress who have demanded to know how the system that provided clearances to these two individuals have yet to say a word about how USCIS provides identity documents to illegal aliens whose true identities, actual dates of entry into the United States, backgrounds and affiliations are unknown and unknowable.
In fact, McCaskill is an ardent supporter of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. How in the world can she talk about the true importance of proper background checks from a perspective of national security while being a staunch advocate for a program that would provide official identity documents to unknown millions of aliens who evaded the inspections process, to surreptitiously enter the United States, for reasons only known to them? Can she not hear her own words?
The administration ill-conceived DACA (Deferred Action- Childhood Arrival) program has already provided hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens up to age 31, with temporary lawful status and identity documents without so much as a face-to-face interview. There are no resources to conduct field investigations to seek to uncover fraud in the applications. What could possibly go wrong with that program?
On October 28, 2013 CAPS posted my commentary about the dangers posed by current failures of the immigration system and the ability Terrorists and others who pose a threat to national security and public safety to game the system. Dumping millions of files onto the desks of adjudications officers who cannot deal with their workload now would only serve to exacerbate this serious threat to America and Americans- indeed all who are present in the United States including members of the various immigrant communities. My article was titled:
“Criminals Terrorists War Criminals Hide Plain Sight Through Immigration Fraud“
It is the myriad ways that the immigration system is failing was my focus for my article that FrontPage Magazine posted on July 7, 2014:
The importance of our borders and our immigration laws cannot be overemphasized. In the war on terror and transnational gangs, they are our first line of defense and our last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals. They are equally important to American workers who are facing unfair competition from foreign workers, aided and abetted by the administration and advocates for “Sanctuary Cities” and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.