On the radio this morning, Thurs., Sept. 4th at 11AM (ET), to discuss "missing" 6,000 foreign students in the United States

Hi Gang:


Today, Thursday, September 4th, from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM (Eastern Time), I will be on “Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio” hosted by Beth Ann Schoeneberg that is broadcast from California, Missouri on numerous radio stations around the United States.  You can listen online at:

We will be discussing the report that some 6,000 foreign students had gone “missing” in the United States.  
ABC News reported on this in its report, 
This news report was also the focus of my interview by JD Hayworth on the NewsMax-TV program, “America’s Forum” on September 3, 2014.
Here is the link to my interview:  [youtube Q8l8Dttm-xE]
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Time and again politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties have repeated the mantra that we must first secure the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico before we provide unknown millions of illegal aliens with lawful status and the identity documents that these heretofore illegal aliens would need in order to prove that they had acquired lawful status in the United States.  These identity documents would be the ideal “breeder documents” because on the strength of those official identity documents these millions of aliens who evaded the vital inspections process when they ran our borders, would be able to obtain Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, credit cards and other such documents.  Suddenly this report has caused politicians and journalists to focus on a failing of the immigration system that has absolutely nothing to do with the security, or lack thereof, of the U.S./Mexican border.  
The immigration crisis is composed of many, many components of a dysfunctional system that, in my judgement, was designed to be dysfunctional.
On August 25, 2014 FrontPage Magazine posted my article:  “Reforming the Department of Homeland Surrender. 
It is my opinion that the DHS was concocted to satisfy the individuals and organizations who stand to literally and figuratively, make out like “bandits” by enabling millions of foreign nationals to gain access to our country- both by blatantly violating our borders and by being granted visas that enable them to easily game the system that along with our borders are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.
Organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce don’t want America to be attacked, they just cannot see beyond their own selfish goals of garnering massive profits. They pump massive sums of money in the form of campaign contributions into the coffers of candidates for elected office and often succeed in getting the best government money can buy!
Part of the motivation of these organizations is to suppress wages of America workers and indeed, often displace American workers!
This headlong push for open borders not only undermines national security but hammers hardworking American workers.
On July 7, 2014 FrontPage Magazine published my report that addressed the many components of the immigration system.  The title of my report was: “Border Security and the Immigration Colander.”  My focus was on identifying the many components of the immigration system to explain why it was absurd to think that simply securing the U.S./Mexican border was all that needed to be done.
Going back to the ABC news report, here is how this truly disturbing report begins:

 The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

“My greatest concern is that they could be doing anything,” said Peter Edge, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official who oversees investigations into visa violators. “Some of them could be here to do us harm.”

Homeland Security officials disclosed the breadth of the student visa problem in response to ABC News questions submitted as part of an investigation into persistent complaints about the nation’s entry program for students.

ABC News found that immigration officials have struggled to keep track of the rapidly increasing numbers of foreign students coming to the U.S. — now in excess of one million each year. The immigration agency’s own figures show that 58,000 students overstayed their visas in the past year. Of those, 6,000 were referred to agents for follow-up because they were determined to be of heightened concern.

“They just disappear,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. “They get the visas and they disappear.”

Coburn said since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, 26 student visa holders have been arrested in the U.S. on terror-related charges. 

Here are a few “take-aways:”
By not looking for the majority of students who go missing, we send a clear message, violations of visas are not aggressively pursued.  Any aspiring illegal aliens just needs to enter the United States and ignore the terms of their admission.
Second- consider how much damage just 19 terrorists inflicted on the United States on September 11, 2001.  Now the DHS is concerned about 6,000
This is hardly a new problem.
I have testified before well over a dozen Congressional hearings in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Perhaps the highest profile hearing I for which I have been called to testify was conducted on March 19, 2002 by the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims, on the topic:

“INS’S MARCH 2002 NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL OF CHANGE OF STATUS FOR PILOT TRAINING FOR TERRORIST HIJACKERS MOHAMMED ATTA AND MARWAN AL-SHEHHI”

This hearing is the hearing I referenced during my interview today.

This hearing was covered by C-SPAN and the C-SPAN video every member of Congress should be required to watch it. It is unfathomable how nearly 13 years after that hearing was conducted into one of the most outrageous screw-ups that all of the promises to address the failures of the system continue to plague the entire immigration system.  Meanwhile political leaders are willing to rely on that very same dysfunctional system that would be required to adjudicate the applications filed by unknown millions of illegal illegal aliens in the United States under “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

Furthermore, the DHS is a largely dysfunctional agency that, from its inception, was an agency hobbled by its very structure that de-emphasized the effective enforcement of our immigration laws.
I hope you will be listening!
Here is some background material:

The starting point for any discussion about immigration must be the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.  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!

To begin with here are several vital 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

one.

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.

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,

On July 2, 2013 the Washington Times published my Op-Ed:


On June 13, 2013 I was interviewed by Neil Cavuto at Fox News on the topic:

The interview ran about 4 minutes and is worth watching.

Last week, CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary that asks the questions all Americans need to ask their political “representatives.”  My commentary is aptly titled:  “How? Why?

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!

-michael cutler- 


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