I am providing you, at the bottom of this e-mail, with a commentary I sent out about five months ago. This commentary was predicated upon a hearing that was conducted by then Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King of New York and his assessment of the threat posed by sleeper agents in the United States. His statements dovetailed with a report that was prepared by the current Chairman of the same Congressional Homeland Security Committee.
The information that was the focus of my commentary back then has taken on new relevance and importance today, less than one week after the terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon and therefore I am providing the e-mail once again, including my commentary about Rep. King’s cautionary remarks concerning sleeper agents.
This time I am also providing you with additional information that I hope will make it abundantly clear that any sort of mass amnesty program for unknown millions of illegal and undocumented aliens would utterly undermine national security.
On July 27, 2006 I testified before a hearing called by the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims.
The topic of that hearing was:
WHETHER THE ATTEMPTED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REID-KENNEDY IMMIGRATION BILL WILL RESULT IN AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND NATIONAL SECURITY NIGHTMARE
During my testimony I included the following statement:
Awhile back, Robert Mueller, the director of the FBI, testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his concerns about so-called sleeper agents. As you know, a sleeper agent is a terrorist, spy or enemy combatant who one way or another succeeds in gaining entry into the United States to carry out an attack or other hostile act against our country.
But while awaiting his instructions, however, such individuals do whatever they have to do to not call attention to themselves. Many, as we have seen, get low-profile [jobs], such as driving an ice cream truck, a taxicab, work in a used car lot, or attend school. Often the job that they take provides them with mobility to move freely among us as they conduct clandestine meetings, surveillance or other preparatory functions till the day that they are called into action.
A few days before a terrorist carries out an attack, he is in fact likely to hide in plain sight by going to his job. If our Government makes it that much easier for a terrorist to legally get a job under an assumed identity, then Al Qaida should give the people in our Government who make this possible the MVP award.
I refuse to skirt the issues when the consequences have the potential to inflict grave harm to national security and cost so many of our fellow Americans and other innocent people their lives.
Here is the last sentence of the commentary attached at the bottom:
“The time has come for our government to try a novel approach- connect the dots and take appropriate actions before there is another terrorist attack!”
Of course we know that another attack did, in fact, take place last week at the Boston Marathon and that continuing attacks resulted in more death and injuries. Those attacks were facilitated by the failures of the immigration system.
Now Schumer is out there proclaiming that the terrorist attacks committed by two terrorists who acquired political asylum by committing fraud should somehow provide an incentive for the DHS to provide unknown millions, or more likely tens of millions of illegal (undocumented) aliens with official identity documents and lawful status even though there would be no way to know their true identities, backgrounds or intentions. There wold be no way to conduct so much as face to face interviews and no way to conduct field investigations.
These factors do not matter to Schumer or his fellow “gangsters.”
The lack of integrity to the immigration system- especially the failures to adjudicate applications for immigration benefits in a manner that deters fraud has turned USCIS, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the division of the DHS (Department of Homeland Surrender) into the unwitting partner and enabler of international terrorists and transnational criminals including the Brothers Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon Bombers.
This is hardly a new concern. During the summer of 2007, I wrote an Op-Ed piece for the Washington Times concerning that legislative nightmare entitled, Immigration bill a “No go.”
I was gratified and, in fact, greatly honored that Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the Ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee quoted from my Op-Ed (with attribution) on three separate days from the floor of the United States Senate during the contentious floor debate on Comprehensive Immigration Reform.