Cutler also questioned why elected officials are not raising the issue of national security when discussing the president’s executive immigration order, which will grant legal status to an estimated five million people.
“Clearly we’re at risk,” he said. “The news today was about an American teacher who was killed in the Middle East and about an American who’s been taken hostage by al-Qaida. Clearly we’re still at war with people who want to seek our destruction. They want to come here and kill us.
“Why in the world are we not hearing anything about the implications of what the president wants to do with national security? Process five million and what if it turns into 10 or 15 million?
“We don’t know what the numbers are and provide everybody with an identity document without a face-to-face interview and without a background investigation,” he said.
“I have to make the connection, (Sen.) Chuck Schumer, one of the biggest proponents for this massive disaster, just made a statement that anybody who trespasses on New York landmark should be facing five years in jail to deter trespassing.
“Why doesn’t he take that same principle and apply it to people who trespass on America?”