"Rand Paul: Wrong on Immigration – Part 1" – My article for Progressives For Immigration Reform

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Our borders and our immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminal organizations.  Yet the administration and politicians from both parties are determined to undermine the immigration system and minimize the significance of our borders in order to curry favor with special interest groups who are willing – indeed eager to collectively pour billions of dollars into the campaign coffers of candidates for elected office.  They know that their return on their “investment” will be enormous- at least in the short term.  In the long term, not unlike a ravenous cancer, their ultimate prognosis is linked to the survival of our nation.  They are just too focused on greed to comprehend that their survival is no less dependent on the survival of the United States as a super-power as are the citizens of this nation who are being made to suffer by their actions.
The current administration has made a mockery of our immigration system and of the process by which our government is supposed to operate with myriad executive orders and policy decisions that undermine the Constitution, rule of law and no less significantly, national security and public safety.
The candidates for the Presidency are making their intentions known and we need to pay careful attention to what they say and what they promise.  Obviously we can not invoke the “Lemon Law” where these politicians are concerned and send them packing the way we can get rid of a car of major appliance that fails to perform as advertised.  Therefore the least we can do is very careful attention to what they promise and what their goals are.
There are obviously many issues and many factors that we need to take into account when we ultimately vote in the primary and general elections.  As you might expect, most of my commentaries and concerns about the candidates will be their respective positions on immigration.  What you need to remember is that unlike so many other issues, immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue because it has an extreme impact on nearly every challenge and threat America and Americans face in this turbulent and dangerous era.
My commentary today is focused on statements made by Senator Rand Paul about immigration.  I divided my assessment of Mr. Paul’s statements on immigration in half because there is much ground to cover.  Part 1 is focused on the economic/employment challenges America and Americans face and how Senator Paul’s position would likely impact these challenges while Part 2 will focus on the national security/public safety aspects of his position on immigration.
I intend to provide similar commentaries about all the other candidates as they make their positions known.
Here is the link to my article for Progressives For Immigration Reform:

Rand Paul: Wrong on Immigration – Part 1

May 4, 2015 | Michael Cutler

If you wish to see more of my materials that I have furnished to Progressives for Immigration Reform, check out the link:  PFIR archives for Michael Cutler’s articles, policy brief and video.  

On November 15th I was honored to join three true leaders in the United States Congress in a panel discussion on immigration- Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressmen Louis Gohmert and John Fleming.  A video of this panel discussion has been posted on the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s website under the title, 

“Immigration Wars”

The perspectives of these true leaders are well worth listening to.
During my remarks at the panel discussion,  I referenced an Op-Ed I had written for the Washington Times in which I articulated my concerns about the previous attempt to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform in my Op-Ed that the Washington Times published on June 22, 2007 and that Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama quoted from, on three separate dates, from the floor of the U.S. during the contentious floor debates.  In my piece I recommended that Comprehensive Immigration Reform be given a more honest and descriptive title, I suggested that it be renamed the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act!”  

I recommend you review Senator Session’s statement on June 27, 2007 from the floor of the U.S. Senate on the Immigration Bill in which the Senator made reference to my suggested new name to that disastrous legislation in my Washington Times Op-Ed.  His impassioned pleas to his colleagues averted a catastrophe and that legislation was defeated.  However, not unlike Freddy Krueger, Comprehensive Immigration Reform has been brought back to life through the unilateral actions of President Obama and his proposed executive actions.  Furthermore, there are politicians from both parties willing to give this legislative betrayal of America and Americans CPR!

My Op-Ed was entitled:

Immigration bill a ‘No Go’

During my remarks I also made note of the excellent documentary produced by the Tea Party Patriots in which Senator Sessions and Congressmen Louis Gohmert and Steve King were interviewed.  I am proud to also appear in this film that is entitled,  “The Border States of America.”  The subtitle of this film makes the importance and relevance of the immigration crisis clear to all Americans:  “Every State is Now a Border State.”  I am also proud to have been interviewed with for this important film.
On November 10, 2014 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) posted my commentary:
On October 30, 2014 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
One of the issues I raised in that article was how Chuck Schumer, one of the “Eight Gangsters” who concocted “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” legislation (S 744) had recently stood before the television cameras and forest of radio and TV microphones and railed about how there had been a series of trespassers who took down the American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge, hung a Palestinian flag on the Manhattan bridge and carried out a base jump from the World Trade Center.  Schumer declared that the way to deter trespassing is to increase the maximum punishment for the crime of trespassing from the current one year in prison to a maximum of five years in prison.  He said that if trespassers were arrested they should face the maximum penalty because trespassing poses a threat to public safety.
As I noted in my article, Schumer, and former Mayor Bloomberg who also demanded that trespassers who trespassed into public housing projects be prosecuted to deter that crime, both demonstrated an acute lack of mouth/ear coordination.  Their own ears cannot hear what comes out of their won mouths!  They are not stupid but apparently expect Americans to be stupid!  The solution to aliens who trespass on the United States is to deter that form of trespassing the very same way- arrest those who violate the laws and punish them!  This is not hard to figure out- the issue is that these “leaders” don’t want to stop illegal immigration but make remove the distinction between legal immigration as compared with legal immigration!

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.  

The starting point for any conversation or legislation concerning immigration must be the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission which 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.


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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