My commentary: "Border Security Is Not An Option"

Hi Gang:

One of the ways I am able to provide my perspectives on the immigration crisis that confronts America and Americans today is to write articles for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization).
Today, May 22nd, CAPS posted my latest commentary:
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Kindly forward this e-mail to as many folks as possible and urge them to do the same- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth.”

While advocates for “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” or other such programs attempt to minimize the significance of America’s borders and immigration laws by referring to aliens who evade the inspections process as simply being “undocumented,” the reality is that aliens who evade the inspections process are un-inspected.

In fact, when I was an INS agent, my colleagues and I referred to method of entry used by aliens, who evaded the inspections process, as being EWI (Entry Without Inspection).

That inspections process is mandated by our immigration laws and by commonsense and was identified as a critical issue by the 9/11 Commission that focused on how to make that process more effective at preventing the entry of terrorists into the United States.

Here is something for you to consider- would you feel safe if you were preparing to board and airliner and saw several of the other passengers who were boarding the airliner you were scheduled to fly on, evade the TSA inspector at the airport?  I am willing to bet you would refuse to get on board that airliner.  As I have noted in the past- no one wants a window seat on a cruise missile!
Today there are millions of foreign nationals from every country on the planet living in towns and cities across the United States who evaded a similar inspections process that is supposed to prevent aliens who are criminals and terrorists or who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases, yet we are forced to live among those individuals and are likely to be branded a racist or nativist if we balk at this deplorable situation by immigration anarchists who employ the tactics of schoolyard bullies in an effort to quash meaningful discussions.
The administration and others claim that there are between eleven million and twelve million such aliens living in the United States yet no one has ever attempted to actually count all of these people.  Those guesstimates are likely to be wrong- very wrong.
In 1986 the official estimate was that about one million to no more than 1.5 million illegal aliens were present in the United States.  When the Immigration Reform and Control Act was enacted, providing amnesty to illegal aliens who met certain criteria, more than 3.5 million alien emerged from the “shadows” to acquire lawful status.
The point is that there is no way of knowing the actual number of illegal aliens are present in the United States.
The number of illegal aliens is significant for another reason- to determine how successfully our borders are being secured.  Therefore the administration and advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) including members of Congress and organizations pushing hard for CIR such as the Chamber of Commerce, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the SEIU and a host of other such organizations want to create the illusion that the borders are secure to convince the citizens of the United States that everything is under control.
Of course there is far more to the dysfunctional immigration system than the issue of border security along the US/Mexican border.  Similarly, more than illegal aliens are smuggled into the United States.
Over the past several years, a succession of news reports indicate that the arrest statistics provided by the Border Patrol are as meaningless as the unemployment percentages provided by the United States Department of Labor.  The Labor Department issues unemployment rates that are worse than worthless- they fail to take into account tens of millions of American workers who have given up seeking employment.  Border Patrol arrests are thoroughly “cooked” and ignore aliens who were admitted into the United States via the inspections process.  It is estimated that nearly half of all illegal aliens present in the United States did not run our borders but were admitted through ports of entry and subsequently violated the terms of their admission.
I have noted on many occasions that a far better metric for determining border security (or lack thereof), than the “cooked” arrest statistics of the Border Patrol is the price and availability of heroin, cocaine and other illegal narcotics that are smuggled into the United States.
This was the focus of my article for CAPS.  Additionally, with all of the concern about crime and violence in the United States, it is vital to know that much of the crime- especially violent crime in the United States is inextricably linked to the drug trade and drug addiction.
This methodology for deterring the security of America’s borders was also an issue I raised during  my interview on Fox & Friends on May 22nd when we discussed the arrest of a hapless U.S. Marine Corps sergeant who apparently inadvertently entered Mexico with firearms he was duly authorized to own and carry in the United States and was arrested by Mexican law enforcement officers.
You will likely be surprised to know which of America’s 50 states currently has the highest percentage of heroin seized by the DEA, accounting for 35% of all heroin seized nationwide.  (Hint- it is a state that is not not near the US/Mexican border) yet the heroin seized came from Mexico.

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 against international terrorists and transnational criminals.  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.

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.
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!

-michael cutler- 


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