On Saturday, February 28th I was a guest on Fox & Friends and interviewed by Anna Kooiman on the broad issue of the risks to America’s national security that are created by our dysfunctional immigration system, especially where the political asylum program is concerned. We also narrowed our focus to the situation that now exists in Minneapolis, MN where a community of 30,000 Somali refugees was established.
Fox News posted the video of the interview under the title:
A video of that interview was also posted on YouTube
Anna began the interview by asking me about the findings of the 9/11 Commission and how it relates to this situation. I was elated that she did this.
The issue of the 9/11 Commission and immigration have been ignored by most journalists and politicians and this is truly the issue that must be taken into account by our leaders. Indeed, I have written many articles about this critical issue- the findings of the 9/11 Commission and how our leaders have managed to utterly ignore those findings and recommendations, thereby undermining national security and public safety.
To date precious few journalists have made that connection and consequently it is really significant that our conversation raised that very important issue.
Inasmuch as the first step in problem solving is to acknowledge that a problem exists and then identify the elements of the problem that need to be effectively addressed, I hope that having broached that topic on Fox & Friends we will be able to bring it to the forefront of the public consciousness and force it into discussions on immigration being conducted by our leaders.
The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel detailed 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- here is an excerpt that addresses this issue:
Although there is evidence that some land and sea border entries (of terrorists) without inspection occurred, these (terrorist) conspirators mainly subverted the legal entry system by entering at airports.4
In doing so, they relied on a wide variety of fraudulent documents, on aliases, and on government corruption. Because terrorist operations were not suicide missions in the early to mid-1990s, once in the United States terrorists and their supporters tried to get legal immigration status that would permit them to remain here, primarily by committing serial, or repeated, immigration fraud, by claiming political asylum, and by marrying Americans. Many of these tactics would remain largely unchanged and undetected throughout the 1990s and up to the 9/11 attack.
Thus, abuse of the immigration system and a lack of interior immigration enforcement were unwittingly working together to support terrorist activity. It would remain largely unknown, since no agency of the United States government analyzed terrorist travel patterns until after 9/11. This lack of attention meant that critical opportunities to disrupt terrorist travel and, therefore, deadly terrorist operations were missed.
Meanwhile the administration is essentially ordering our immigration law enforcement officers along our borders and from within the United States to stand down! Yet none of the members of Congress from either party and in either the House of Representatives or United States Senate ever raise the issue of the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission even as the threat of terrorism continues to climb as ISIS continues its murderous campaign of conquest and atrocities against helpless people- engaging in the obvious genocide of Christians and Jews in the Middle East while making it clear that the Americans and the United States are its ultimate targets.
Here are links to some of my recent articles that delve into just how wrong-headed and down-right dangerous a massive amnesty program is for America and Americans.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, The Daily Caller published my commentary on the lack of integrity to the process by which political asylum applications are adjudicated creates vulnerabilities for America and Americans.
On February 24, 2015 Progressives For Immigration Reform posted my commentary about a naturalized United States citizen who has been placed on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists List.” The title of my piece is:
On December 19, 2014 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) posted my latest commentary:
On January 23, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
On February 17, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
Time for a serious reality check on what really needs to be done to win this battle.
On February 5, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
Why it’s no solution to the immigration crisis.
The myriad ways that aliens may enter the United States either in violation of our laws and/or with the intention of violating our laws and the other ways that our immigration system is failing was my focus for my article that FrontPage Magazine posted on July 7, 2014:
On September 24, 2014 Frontpage magazine published my article:
Our immigration system is composed of many moving parts and all must be effectively dealt with. If “a chain is as strong as its weakest link,” the immigration system must be thought of as a chain with extremely weak and even missing links.
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:
Who will find the answers while there’s still time to prevent a disaster?
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.
On April 4, 2014, 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!