“The Fencing of America”
Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)
If the title of my commentary today has caused you to think that I am writing about the U.S. / Mexican border and how to secure it, you are wrong.
Sometimes words can have multiple meanings.
Here is how the dictionary included in the software package for my MacBook laptop computer defines the term, fence:
1 a barrier, railing, or other upright structure, typically of wood or wire, enclosing an area of ground to mark a boundary, control access, or prevent escape.
• a large upright obstacle used in equestrian jumping events.
• a guard or guide on a plane, saw, or other tool.
2 informal a person who deals in stolen goods.
We have heard endless discussions about the fence as described in the first definition for the term fence. The debate continues on and the “Eight Gangsters” who are pushing “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” would have Americans believe that all that we need to consider is how to secure the U.S. /Mexican border. That border is anything but secure, but the issue of that fence is comparable to a wing on an airplane. Without its wing, an airplane will not fly, but a wing by itself goes absolutely nowhere!
So, rather than engage in the discussion about a fence on the border, my commentary today will focus on the second definition of the word “Fence” (a person who deals in stolen goods).
The double meaning for that term was just too tempting to pass up!
I can easily come up with eight fences- these are the “Gang of Eight” who have cobbled together “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” They and those who support them, are attempting to sell the future of American citizens and their children. They are selling the American Dream that used to be considered the birthright of every American child. If enacted it would do nothing to enforce the immigration laws but enable many more foreign workers to legally enter the United States and take jobs American workers who are desperate to support themselves and their families need.
It would convince people from around the world that violating America’s immigration laws is not a big deal and will ultimately result in being rewarded.
The problem is that they don’t own that which they are selling! They are attempting to steal the futures of the citizens of our country and profit from that sale! That is what makes them fences- they are fencing America’s national security and they are fencing the well-being of Americans- but these precious commodities are not their’s to sell.
However, at the rate that the administration is going- perhaps the time has come for the creation of a new cabinet position- that of America’s Auctioneer!
Having raised the issue of the American Dream, let’s take a moment to consider the “DREAM Act” which failed to pass the legislative process has, nevertheless, been mostly implemented by executive caveat. Who needs laws when the Executive Branch can simply have various agencies under its command issue operating instructions and Executive Orders that have the force of law without having to go through the pesky legislative process mandated by that nuisance, the Constitution of the United States of America that has been trampled and all too often, has come to represent little more than a “speed bump” to the whims of the administration in carrying out its agenda.
It is more than a bit ironic that the DREAM Act is an acronym for “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors” includes the term “Alien” even though the advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform eagerly skewer anyone who would dare use the term alien to describe an person who is not a citizen or national of the United States! (You should know that the Immigration and Nationality Act actually defines the term “Alien” with just that definition that I included above!)
There is no insult is in that term (alien) or in its definition, only clarity. Clarity is something that the immigration anarchists are adamant about avoiding.
In point of fact, the unknown millions of illegal aliens currently living in the United States are hardly hiding in “the shadows.” Think of how many illegal aliens show up to openly demonstrate on public streets across America each May to demand that they be given lawful status in the United States! I guess this would qualify as yet another example and form of “Hiding in plain sight!”
Clearly they are not hiding in the shadows- what is being kept in the shadows is the truth about the effective enforcement of the immigration laws and its true importance for America and Americans.
It was so important for the Orwellian wordsmiths among the immigration anarchists that a sympathetic picture be created where illegal aliens are concerned that they crafted legislation that incorporated the “A” word!
On June 17, 2012, just two days after President Obama stood before the microphones and cameras in a White House Rose Garden press conference and declared that he would, under the guise of “Prosecutorial Discretion” provide hundreds of thousands, or more likely, millions of illegal aliens with employment authorization, Fox News Latino posted my commentary in which I took on the claims made by the President.
My Op-Ed was entitled:
Here is an excerpt from my article:
Additionally, it is unfathomable how providing employment authorization to hundreds of thousands if not millions of heretofore illegal aliens is helpful to millions of American workers who are unemployed or underemployed and seeking gainful employment so that they can support themselves and their families.
This is especially impossible to understand given the fact that record numbers of homes have been lost to foreclosure and record numbers of Americans now live below the poverty line. Providing employment authorization to these huge numbers of illegal aliens is the equivalent of having lots more kids enter a room where the game of “Musical Chairs” is being played, but without providing more chairs for the players.
Where joblessness is concerned, however, we are not talking about a childhood game but the life and death challenges being confronted by millions of American families of every race, religion and ethnicity.
We are often told that the President’s action will be favored by Latino voters. It is remarkable that so many journalists claim to be concerned about “racial profiling.” Yet these same journalists are quick to talk about the mythical “Latino voters.” Anyone who believes that any group of ethnic voters such as “Latino voters,” “Black voters” or “Jewish voters” will vote the same way as others of the same ethnicity or religion is, in my opinion, guilty of an insidious form of profiling.
In my commentary for the Fox News Latino website I predicted that there would be no face-to-face interviews where the applicants for participation in this dangerous and wrong-headed program. As it turned out, my fears were valid. They are not conducting face-to-face interviews and yet these undocumented aliens now have official documents- identity documents issued by USCIS even though there is little if anything being done to verify any of the information contained in their applications. According to to a recent Washington Times article, the approval rate for these applications is in excess of 99%.
It must be also noted that the 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony, identified immigration fraud as the embedding tactic of choice for the majority of terrorists they were able to identify as being connected to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in in other cases involving international terrorists who were in the United States in the decade prior to the 9/11 attacks.
Subsequent terror attacks have also involved aliens who gamed the immigration benefits program.
On April 28, 2013 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary about the lack of integrity to the immigration benefits program.
My commentary was entitled:
America’s immigration laws were enacted to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers. The propaganda is that the immigration system is broken. What is broken is that the laws already on the books are not being enforced. Unlike the laws of nature which are immutable, man’s laws must be enforced or they become irrelevant. The administration made certain to not enforce these laws to be able to claim that the system does not work and now seeks to rewrite the laws to achieve the goals of legalizing unknown millions of illegal aliens whose identities and background cannot and will not be verified, thereby posing an imminent threat to national security and public safety and admitting a human tsunami of foreign workers who will offer unfair competition to American workers.
Comprehensive Immigration Reform closely follows the recommendations of Alan Greenspan, the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank who, on April 30, 2009, testified before Chuck Schumer’s U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Immigration, at a hearing on the topic:
Among the witnesses called to testify before that hearing was Alan Greenspan, arguably one of the key architects of the economic crisis, who stated in part:
“…The second bonus (in accelerating the influx of skilled immigrant workers) would address the increasing concentration of income in this country. Greatly expanding our quotas for the highly skilled would lower wage premiums of skilled over lesser skilled. Skill shortages in America exist because we are shielding our skilled labor force from world competition. Quotas have been substituted for the wage pricing mechanism. In the process, we have created a privileged elite whose incomes are being supported at non-competitively high levels by immigration quotas on skilled professionals. Eliminating such restrictions would reduce at least some of our income inequality.”
Clearly Greenspan demonstrated unmitigated chutzpah, referring to skilled Americans as the “privileged elite!” His infuriating goal of reducing skill-based income inequality is nothing short of anti-American in both ways of interpreting that statement. It flies in the face of the American dream and would serve to pull the floor out from under American middle class workers and their families and then sell it to the highest bidder!
The price for fencing our futures and the future of our country and our children must be paid by the politicians who are engaged in this theft! They should be made to pay for it with their careers- the careers that they are so determined to keep that they are willing to do irreparable damage to their fellow Americans and the United States itself!
We should be holding a place open for them on the unemployment line that they have forced so many of those they were elected to represent to stand on!
Of course, they should be made to stand on the back of that line!