On April 23, 2013 I was a guest on the radio show of an old friend, Jon-David Wells who broadcasts his excellent radio show from Dallas, Texas.
We discussed the ill-conceived legislative nightmare known as “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” with the Boston terrorist attack as the backdrop for our conversation.
The radio station (660-AM: The Answer) that carries Jon-David’s show has posted a recording
of my interview.
While many folks claim that the Tsarnaev Brothers who carried out the attack were legally present and therefore immigration was not a component of the story- what is being forgotten was that they had been lawfully admitted to the United States and then purportedly applied for political asylum before they were granted lawful immigrant status. In order to qualify for political asylum they would have had to claim that they had a “credible fear” that they would have lied about their fears. The apparent answer is that the immigration system failed. That failure enabled these two terrorists to acquire lawful status and, in the case of the younger brother, United States citizenship!
Immigration is a system and it is clear that this system has, yet again, failed to live up to its obligation to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers.
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today!
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!The immigration laws are supposed to achieve two primary goals- to protect American lives and protect Americans’ jobs.
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Our nation is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda or other terrorist organizations!
It is also vital that American workers never be made to compete with foreign workers for their jobs! (This requirement is a component of the Immigration Laws that are not being enforced today!)
If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws that are intended to protect our nation and our citizens 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!
I also ask that you pass this e-mail along to your friends and neighbors- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
We the People must 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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On Friday evenings from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Time, I host my show, “The Michael Cutler Hour” on the USA Talk Radio Network on Blog Talk Radio.
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