Earlier this evening, Friday, April 5, 2013 I hosted my radio show, “The Michael Cutler Hour.” If you listened to my show this evening you know that I was joined by an old friend and former colleague, Jerry Casale, a retired Adjudications Officer who recently retired from his position at USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Headquarters.
Here is the link to the recording of my show today:
The discussion Jerry and I had today is of great importance and relevance to all Americans, especially as the “Eight Gangsters” have sequestered themselves behind closed doors to attempt to foist Comprehensive Immigration Reform on America and Americans. This ill-conceived program would, in my judgement, do irreparable harm to national security, criminal justice, public safety, the economy, unemployment, healthcare and public health, education, the environment and other important challenges confronting America and Americans.
It is also likely that rather than provide 12 million illegal aliens with pathways to citizenship it would likely reward two or three times as many illegal aliens with lawful status and official identity documents even though there would be absolutely no way of knowing or verifying who these people are (not only would their names be unverifiable but even their countries of citizenship would be in all too many instances, unverifiable). There would be no way to verify when they actually arrived in the United States or what their backgrounds in their home countries were. They would have as much right to work in the United States as lawful immigrants who, from day one, followed the letter of the law and never deviated from the straight and narrow.
In point of fact, these aliens, upon receipt of their immigration documents would be able to compete with American workers on an equal footing!
As an “insider” working at the Headquarters for USCIS, the agency that would be required to adjudicate the applications that aliens participating in Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Jerry has a story you must hear!
Please check out the recording of my show and, if you agree with me that this is an important program- I ask that you forward this e-mail to everyone you know, including your elected representatives in Washington and elsewhere. I also ask that you request that all who receive this e-mail forward it along to as many of their friends as possible and that it be forwarded by everyone who listens to this important program.
My goal is to provide a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!” The conversation that Jerry and I had will provide you with insight that absolutely no other program provides.
If you listened to my program today, you also know that I quoted from the “9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel.”
The implementation of Comprehensive Immigration Reform would go against the advice and findings of the 9/11 Commission and of the material contained in the staff report.
Here is the link to the 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel:
Both reports made it clear that the terrorist attacks could not have been carried out if the terrorists could not have entered the United States in the first place and then not had been able to embed themselves afterwards, thereby enabling them to hide in plain sight.
Without further ado, here are those two quotes:
First of all, here is the first paragraph from the preface of the 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel:
“It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made one.”
Here is a paragraph under the title “Immigration Benefits” found on page 98:
“Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.”
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today! Simply stated, the immigration laws were enacted to save lives and protect the jobs of American workers.
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within. The failures of the DHS to live up to its half of the equation are undermining the efforts, valor and incredible sacrifices of Americas men and women who serve in our military!
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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