“The Fencing of America”

Hi Gang:
I have been contemplating the legislative betrayal known as Comprehensive Immigration Reform and felt compelled to write the commentary I have posted below.  it is vital that as many of our fellow American come to understand just how outrageous this legislation is!
Just about every politician who runs for office promises to help create jobs or provide incentives for companies to move into their jurisdictions.
No politician could win an election by promising to make it difficult if not impossible for his (her) constituents to get a decent job.
No politicians could win an election promising to threaten public safety or national security. 
This is, however, precisely what S.744 would do!
Beneath my commentary you will find a press release issued by Senators Vitter and Sessions.  Contributing to the press release are Congressional Representatives Lou Barletta and Mo Brooks.  They are clearly the “good guys” and we are fortunate that they have the integrity to call attention to just how outrageous Comprehensive Immigration Reform is!
Here is the link to press release on Senator Vitter’s website:
Here is the link to the release as it appears on Senator Sessions’ website:
You may want to reach out to these four true leaders and thank them for their leadership, integrity and support of American workers!
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today!  

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!The immigration laws are supposed to achieve two primary goals- to protect American lives and protect Americans’ jobs. 

Our nation is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world.  However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda or other terrorist organizations!

It is also vital that American workers never be made to compete with foreign workers for their jobs!  (This requirement is a component of the Immigration Laws that are not being enforced today!)

If our government’s failures to secure our nation’s borders and effectively enforce our immigration laws that are intended to protect our nation and our citizens 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! 

I also ask that you pass this e-mail along to your friends and neighbors- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”

We the People must 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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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:

fence |fens|

noun

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.

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:

Obama Invokes Prosecutorial Discretion to Circumvent Constitution and Congress

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:

“The Immigration Bon Bon Factory”


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:

Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How?”

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!




http://www.vitter.senate.gov/newsroom/press/senators-congressmen-comment-on-new-report-showing-gang-of-eight-plan-adds-four-times-more-guest-workers-than-2007-bill




Please find the following release from U.S. Sen. David Vitter.
 
Note:  As this email account is for outgoing messages only, please do not reply to this address.  If you need assistance, please contact luke_bolar@vitter.senate.gov
 
 

 
 
  For Immediate Release                               Contact: Stephen Miller (Sessions), (202) 224-4124
   June 5, 2013                                                         Luke Bolar (Vitter), (202) 224-4623
 
Senators, Congressmen Comment On New Report Showing Gang Of Eight Plan Adds Four Times More Guest Workers Than 2007 Bill
                                                                                                                             
(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) in issuing the following statements today regarding the new Center for Immigration Studies report on the adverse impact that the Gang of Eight’s guest worker provisions would have on American workers, in addition to the 30 million individuals who would receive legal status under the plan:
 
Sen. Sessions: “This report from CIS is a bombshell. To my surprise, and no doubt the surprise of many, the Gang of Eight immigration bill doubles the annual number of guest workers from today’s levels—a much larger increase than any of us had imagined. It adds four times more guest workers than the rejected proposal from 2007. Yet today’s employment situation is far worse than when Congress considered the 2007 proposal. This large increase in guest workers guarantees that Americans’ wages will remain stagnant and that the unemployed will remain unemployed. This legislation surges the number of low-wage workers at the expense of the poor and middle class.
 
These guest workers do not enter as permanent immigrants but as workers brought to the country temporarily. Employers can often hire them at lower wages without fear the worker will change jobs or seek a promotion or ask for more pay. The guest worker program is separate from the bill’s proposed tripling of the number of people given legal permanent residency over the next 10 years. These large increases will be a hammer blow to working Americans—both immigrant and native-born.
 
I have a simple question for my fellow Senators: how can we justify adding four times more guest workers than were proposed in 2007 at a time when so many more Americans are out of work?”
 
Sen. Vitter: “We must be able to both secure our borders and enforce current immigration laws before we even begin to talk about enacting any type of expanded guest worker program. How do we expect to improve our unemployment statistics, by adding millions of temporary workers to our labor force? We must make securing our borders and stopping the flow of illegal immigrants into our country our principal focus.”
 
Rep. Brooks: “I want to thank the Center for Immigration Studies for conducting this important study that identifies the dangerous consequences of the Senate’s “Gang of 8” amnesty bill. America is far and away the most generous nation in the world as regards to immigration, accepting from 600,000 to more than a million immigrants per year for citizenship. However, the Senate’s amnesty bill would, by creating a large, artificial increase in illegal alien labor, suppress wages and further increase unemployment. As the Center for Immigration Studies’ analysis shows, this amnesty bill would double the flow of annual guest workers into the U.S. Now is the worst possible time to cripple the American worker with polices that legitimize illegal aliens or bring in vast new numbers of lawful immigrants, both of which are consequences of this amnesty bill. We need a policy that takes into account our economy in order to limit any adverse effects on employment. I suspect that as more examination of the Senate’s amnesty bill is undertaken, more and more serious flaws of this nature will be exposed.”
 
Rep. Barletta: “Our immigration laws were created for two purposes: to protect our national security and to protect American jobs. The Senate Gang of Eight proposal does neither.
 
It seems that yet again the American people are being sold a bill of goods. In 1986 we were told that if we granted amnesty to 1.5 million illegal immigrants, the problem would be solved and we would secure the borders. In fact, the borders remained wide open and the number of illegal immigrants swelled to more than three million. Now, the Gang of Eight is trying to tell us that they will fix the situation again, but we now find out that the threat to American jobs is greater than they have predicted. Illegal immigration is a problem on many fronts. It is clearly a national security issue, as the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center proved – never mind the problems with the system involved in the Boston Marathon attacks. It is also a threat to the livelihoods of legal immigrants and residents who obey our laws and would soon have to compete for scarce employment and resources. Finally, it is a fiscal liability that a recent study predicted would be a drain of $6.3 trillion on our taxpayers, even after tax receipts from legalized citizens were realized.
 
This plan does nothing to protect our national security, it does not help legal residents compete for jobs, and it is fiscally irresponsible. So exactly why would we do this?
 
This is a plan that needs to be defeated.”
 
 
BACKGROUND:
Compared to 2007, 4.6 million more Americans are out of work, 19.8 million more Americans are on food stamps, unemployment among teenagers is 54 percent higher (15.7 percent in 2007 vs. 24.1 percent in April 2013) and African-American teenage unemployment is 38 percent higher (29.4 percent in 2007 vs. 40.5 percent in April 2013). Meanwhile, labor force participation is at its lowest rate in more than three decades. Median household income is 8.9 percent lower than in 1999 and 8.1 percent lower than in 2007, according to the latest Census data.
 
A report from Northeastern University’s Center for Labor Market Studies titled “Over a Million Immigrants Land U.S. Jobs in 2008-2010” found that unskilled immigrants were taking jobs in the construction sector, a sector many young Americans seek to enter. A recent National Bureau of Economic Research report found that 40 percent of the decline in employment rates for low-skilled black men has been due to immigration in recent decades. Research by Harvard professors Borjas and Katz have found that immigration reduced the earnings of certain native born workers by up to 8 percent.
 
To view the full report from the Center for Immigration Studies, please click here.
 
 

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