â??Laws?! We Donâ??t Need No Stinking Laws!â??

Hi Gang:
Today we will consider the most recent commentary for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) website that addresses the capricious and cavalier manner in which the legislative process has been trampled by the Obama administration.
To begin with, it is vital to remember that the purpose for America’s immigration laws is to protect innocent lives and to protect the jobs of American and lawful immigrant workers of every race, religion and ethnicity.  The immigration laws make no distinction as to any factor other than to differentiate citizens of the United States from those present in the United States who are not citizens.  There is a legal term for such foreigners- that term is “Alien.”
There is no discrimination of insult in that term- only clarity, the clarity that the opponents of border security whom I have come to refer to as the “Immigration Anarchists” know that they must remove from any discussion about immigration if they are to succeed.
These Immigration Anarchists have amassed a number of extremely powerful allies in their efforts to eradicate meaningful enforcement of the immigration laws and the most powerful of those allies is none other than President Obama.  What is incredible is that as president and hence the head of the “Executive Branch of the federal government, his role is to execute the laws of the United States not obstruct them! 
The United States Congress has repeatedly defeated various bills that were intended to provide pathways to citizenship for unknown millions of illegal aliens under the aegis of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”  I testified before a number of Congressional hearings on this issue, including a hearing that was conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Now the administration is ordering that employees at DHS ignore additional immigration laws that were enacted to penalize aliens who violate America’s borders or violate the terms of their admission into the United States.  These laws were enacted to provide a deterrent to aliens who were contemplating violating the immigration laws.  This is important because, as I have noted on a number of occasIons, including when I have testified before Congress, you only have one opportunity to make a first impression.  For most foreign nationals the immigration laws provide that first impression.
The message being sent by Mr. Obama’s executive orders is that violations of our immigration laws will not only not be punished but will likely lead to being rewarded!
Let’s take the opportunity to look back at “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” something that the President has promised he will push through the legislative process.
I have a number of serious concerns about such massive amnesty programs as I do about the DREAM Act.  Among my concerns is the fact that such legalization programs make a mockery of what are some of America’s most important laws and would create unfair competition for American students and American and lawful immigrant workers.  What is almost never discussed is the fact that prior to the Second World War, the enforcement and administration of the immigration laws were the primary responsibility of the United States Department of Labor.  The point was that in order to grow the Middle Class and create the “American Dream” the leaders of the “Greatest Generation” understood that American workers needed to be shielded from unfair competition.
The President’s “solution” to the will of the American people as voiced by the United States Congress has been to promulgate executive orders which trample on the Constitution and the separation of powers provided for in that document that provides the framework for the government of the United States of America that has, for centuries, made the United States the envy of the world!
He claimed that he was exercising “Prosecutorial Discretion” purportedly because “Congress failed to act.”  Contrary to Mr. Obama’s claims, Congress did not fail to act, it just did not act the way he wanted it to!
Fox News Latino provided me with the opportunity to write a couple of commentaries for their website that addressed my concerns about the administration’s policies concerning immigration.
The first was published by Fox News Latino on June 17, 2012:

Although the immigration anarchists and ever so many journalists have come to refer to those of us who want our nation’s borders secured and immigration laws enforced as being “anti-immigrant.” in point of fact, we are pro-immigrant!  The immigration laws already provide for the admission of aliens, but immigrants and non-immigrants.  Those laws already provide a pathway to United States citizenship for more than 1.1 million aliens who legally immigrate to the United States each and every year.
Those at greatest risk from the violence and intimidation of the transnational criminals who have set up shop in virtually every town and city across the United States are the members of the ethnic immigrant communities.
Furthermore, America’s middle class is rapidly going extinct and it is the American minority workers whose unemployment rates are highest and who are most likely to suffer economic hardship when illegal aliens enter the United States in violation of law to seek employment, thereby providing unfair and illegal competition for hard working Americans.
On August 7, 2012, CAPS posted my article about the plight of the American workers who can no longer support themselves and their children.  My commentary was predicated on a heart breaking report that aired on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
The title for my article was:
Today the United States admits well over 100,000 foreign workers who are lawfully entitled to work in the United States.  Additionally, many thousands of additional foreign workers enter the United States by running America’s borders or by violating the terms of their admission as nonimmigrants.
Here is a link to a CNN report aired on May 31, 2010 that was titled, “Tracking Down Visa Violators:”
Casey Wian and his producer, Sara Weisfeldt interviewed me for this report and I appear briefly on screen.
The biggest concern I have, however, about these programs is that they represent an insurmountable threat to America’s national security.  It is for this reason that in 2007 I wrote a commentary for the Washington Times that was entitled Immigration bill a ‘No Go’ in which I stated that “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” should be given a more honest and accurate name- I recommended that it be referred to as the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act”  because it would have required the inept and incompetent division USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to provide official identity documents to millions of illegal aliens who, in the parlance of the immigration anarchists are “undocumented.”  This would provide ample opportunities for terrorists to obtain brand new “clean” identities that they could then use to circumvent various “no fly” and terror watch lists and embed themselves in the United States, traveling freely and legally working in jobs that might have critical infrastructure implications or national security implications!

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama liked my commentary  so much that he quoted me from the floor of the U.S. Senate during the floor debates on three separate days back in 2007.

Here is a copy of my commentary that was published on June 22, 2007:

On May 11, 2006 I testified on the nexus between immigration and terrorism when I was called to testify before a hearing that was conducted before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on International Relations on the topic

VISA OVERSTAYS:  CAN WE BAR THE TERRORIST DOOR?

The GAO and Office of the Inspector General continue to routinely issue reports making it clear that there is precious little integrity to be found in the immigration system that would have to grapple with the avalanche of applications that Comprehensive Immigration Reform would undoubtedly create.  In fact, illegal aliens who apply to participate in the administration’s program for “DREAMERS” are not even have face to face interviews!  They are being provided with official identity documents that, in the parlance of law enforcement, are “breeder documents.”  They can immediately use them to receive driver’s licenses, Social Security Cards, library cards (that would provide access to the internet), credit cards and be able to gain access to airliners, government and corporate office buildings and take jobs that may provide them with access to critical infrastructure or venues with national security implications!  Meanwhile it would be simple for them to game the process to acquire brand new identities that do not reflect their true names!
Simply stated, the administration is literally playing politics with national security and the well being of American families!  

Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today!  The two primary goals of our country’s immigration laws are to protect innocent lives and protect the jobs of American and lawful immigrant workers.
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within!

If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation! 

All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!

We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.

This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!

You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!

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Obama on Immigration: “Laws?! We Don’t Need No Stinking Laws!”
By Michael Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.), CAPS Senior Fellow, January 14, 2013


In the 1948 movie classic, “The Treasure of Sierra Madre,” which starred Humphrey Bogart, Bogie and two other Americans  prospecting for gold in Mexico are confronted by banditos claiming to be Federales.  Bogart demands to see their badges, asking, “If you guys are the Federales, then where are your badges?”

Their response, “¿Badges? ¡We don’t need no stinking badges!”

Since taking office, President Obama has established a pattern of issuing executive orders to promulgate regulations that countermand immigration laws without the legislative process. Obama claims that his power of granting “prosecutorial discretion” allows him to

violate the Constitution’s checks and balances principle.

While other presidents have used executive orders to push their respective agendas, this administration has gone well beyond reasonable limits by requiring Department of Homeland Security employees to violate the immigration laws that they swore to uphold and enforce.

By thumbing his nose at the Constitution and the legislative process, Obama has, in essence, looked Congress and United States’ citizens in

the eye and said, “Laws, we don’t need no stinking laws!” (We have executive orders!). President Obama has done it again!

Nature’s laws are immutable. The speed of light, for example, is not dependent upon a law enforcement officer with a badge, radar gun and  summons book.  Speed limits that are established by government agencies, on the other hand, are meaningless unless they are enforced.

On January 2, 2013, Breitbart posted a report that was entitled: “Obama Bypasses Congress, Shifts Rules on Immigration Again.”

The article reported that the President has issued yet another executive order to violate provisions of the immigration laws that penalize aliens who violate the immigration laws.

From the first paragraph:

It took a year, but the Obama administration has now changed immigration rules to make it easier for illegal aliens with U.S. relatives to remain in the country while seeking a visa.

Illegal immigrants who have family members — a spouse, children, or parents — who are already U.S. citizens usually have to return to their home country in order to apply for a visa to stay in the U.S. Those who had already been in the U.S. for more than 6 months illegally would also have to apply for a waiver to ignore their unlawful presence before their visa application could be considered.

The article noted that under the administration’s new rules illegal aliens may now apply for a waiver of the rule that requires illegal aliens who were illegally present in the United States to have to return to their home countries while they wait for their visas to be issued.

Under the guise of reducing the hardship that requiring illegal aliens to return to their home countries imposes on them and their families, the President has again taken it upon himself to minimize the significance of the immigration laws that were promulgated to protect innocent lives, American jobs and lawful immigrant workers.

To President Obama, immigration laws and border security are nothing more than political bargaining chips.

The statues that depict Justitia (Lady Justice) show her wearing a blindfold, indicative that law should be blind (impartial).  Where immigration laws are concerned Justitia is doing more than a little “peeking” and the administration apparently is hoping that United States’ citizens are wearing the blindfolds. http://morganguyton.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/justitia1.gif

This is another example of mind over matter. If Obama doesn’t mind, violations of law don’t matter!



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