Today, Monday, August 25th, I will be a guest on a television news program (America’s Forum- hosted by JD Hayworth), will be a guest on Sam Sorbo’s radio program. Please forward this e-mail to as many folks as you can and ask them, in turn, to do the same- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
First, at 9:00 AM, Eastern Daylight Saving Time, I will be appearing on the television news program, “America’s Forum” hosted by JD Hayworth on NewsMax Television to discuss the national security implications of failures of the the immigration system.
While the ongoing immigration crisis along the US/Mexican border has captured a huge amount of attention over the past several weeks- the United States has been inundated with illegal aliens for many years and they are not only arriving by running the US/Mexican border. Furthermore, there are other failures of the immigration system that the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican Parties are not only utterly ignoring but their “solutions” would exacerbate the threats we face because of these failures.
I do not believe most of these politicians want to endanger our national security but they are either fools are so focused on pleasing their respective party leadership and garnering massive campaign contributions- the “Mother milk of political campaigns” that they have thrown caution to the wind, our citizens under the bus and commonsense out the window!
No less an authority than the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has made clear that our immigration system’s failures threaten our nation.
One day earlier, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 the Houston Chronicle published this disturbing report that quoted Texas Governor Rick Perry:
Perry may be sounding tough, but I will tell you where he is also getting it completely wrong!
You may be surprised- but you need to know!
Here is the link to JD’s show:
With JD Hayworth
To provide a bit of background- JD was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives when, in November 2001, I accepted an invitation from then Congressman Tom Tancredo to provide testimony to the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus which Tom chaired at the time. The topic for the hearing was the failures of the immigration system that enabled the 9/11 Terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves in the United States as they went about their deadly preparations. JD was a member of that caucus and he attended that hearing. It is always great joining him on his television program on NewsMax-TV.
At 9:30 AM, Eastern Daylight Time I will be a guest on “The Sam Sorbo Show.”
Here is the link to Sam’s awesome program:
The starting point for any discussion about immigration must be the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
The 9/11 Commission Report was released more than a decade ago.
Yet there are precious few members of Congress in either the House of Representatives or the United States Senate from either party willing to even mention the fact that there was a 9/11 Commission- when the topic of immigration is raised!
Here are a couple of important quotes to put things in proper perspective:
The first paragraph of the preface of the The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel begins with the following statement:
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
The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist travel went on to detail numerous examples of instances where terrorists not only made use of visa and immigration benefit fraud to enter the United States but to also embed themselves in the United States. Page 47 of this report noted:
Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.
This paragraph is found on page 98 under the title “Immigration Benefits:”
“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.”
We must take the impact and implications of the immigration crisis for the United States and all Americans, in towns and cities across the United States as I noted in my recent commentary for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization):
On July 15, 2014 I was a guest on the Fox Business Network program, “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” The segment in which I was interviewed by Lou was given the title:
On May 22, 2014 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary:
On June 11, 2014 FrontPage Magazine posted my article:
I hope you will be listening.
On June 13, 2013 I was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on the topic:
The interview runs about 4 minutes and is worth watching.
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. 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,
In his historic speech before the 3rd Army on May 31, 1944, General George S. Patton said, on the strategy of holding a position:
“We’re not holding anything, we’ll let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly, and we’re not interested in holding onto anything except the enemy.”
Pushing back against Comprehensive Immigration Reform is the same as holding position. The time has come for us to advance by demanding that our borders be made truly secure and our immigration laws be effectively administered and enforced.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform violates all of the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission but no one is willing to even consider how the lack of real border security and the lack of real integrity to the various components of the immigration system imperil national security and public safety.
The findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission must be the starting point for any discussion about immigration legislation. That commission determined that a lack of border security, including the visa process. and fraud in the immigration benefits program, enabled terrorists to enter and embed themselves in the United States, as they went about their deadly preparations.
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. In point of fact, our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.
It is not “Anti-Immigrant” to be “Pro-American!”
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!