Video of my presentation at the PFIR Conference re: "The Liberal Case for Effective Immigration Law Enforcement”

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On October 13, 2014 I addressed the National Conference on Immigration, Conservation & Environment sponsored by Progressives For Immigration Reform (PFIR) to present my policy brief on immigration, “The Liberal Case for Effective Immigration Law Enforcement.
We are constantly told that only political conservatives want our immigration laws enforced.  The reality is that both political parties are behind the immigration crisis.  This is not about “Left” or “Right” but about right or wrong!
Americans must not vote a “party line” any more than they should not accept the party lines of propaganda.  We the People must vote for individual candidates irrespective of party affiliation.
As George Orwell sagely noted:
Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell“Politics and the English Language”, 1946
English essayist, novelist, & satirist (1903 – 1950)   

Here is how the PFIR website posted information about the conference and my presentation. Click on the title to gain access to the videos of the presentations including mine: 

PFIR 2014 National Conference on Immigration, Conservation & Environment

November 18, 2014 | PFIR

Progressives for Immigration Reform held its 5th annual National Conference on Immigration, Conservation, and the Environment in Washington, DC on October 13, 2014. You may view videos of the presentations below.

Michael Cutler, Former INS Special Agent (Retired) – “The Liberal Case for Effective Immigration Law Enforcement”

As a former INS Special Agent with over 30 years experience, Michael Cutler often found himself on the front lines of immigration law enforcement. Michael Cutler provides an interesting insight into immigration, border enforcement, and explains why U.S. borders continue to be America’s first line of defense.

video of my presentation at this conference has also been posted on You Tube.
While on the topic of You Tube videos, during my presentation I made note of the position of Texas Senator Ted Cruz to greatly increase the number of H-1B visas issued to high tech workers.  Senator Ted Cruz has been very specific about what he wants where H-1B visas are concerned. He provided an amendment to S.744 referred to as “Cruz 5” which, incredibly, provides for a 500% increase in the cap for H-1B visas. His amendment w ould have increased the current annual cap of 65,000 such visas to an outrageous 325,000 high tech workers. The video of statements made by Cruz at a Senate hearing on this issue make his anti-American worker position abundantly clear.

On October 20, 2012 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary:

“Leveling the Playing Field for American Workers”

My commentary contained the following- including a quote from Greenspan at Senator Chuck Schumer’s behest in which he clearly had the destruction of the America’s middle class in mind:

Comprehensive Immigration Reform would provide for a huge increase in foreign high tech workers and would no longer protect American workers from unfair foreign competition. This is precisely what Alan Greenspan called for when he testified before a 2009 hearing conducted by the U.S. Senate’s Subcommittee on Immigration, chaired by the chief advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Senator Chuck Schumer.

During his testimony Greenspan stated, in part:

“…The second bonus (in accelerating the influx of skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas) 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.”


What advocates for importing foreign workers don’t seem to appreciate is how foreign workers (those who are legally working and those who are illegally working in the United States) send well over 100 billion dollars out of the United States to their home countries via remittances.  The money that they wire out of the United States is money that is neither spent in America nor invested in America and is totally and utterly lost to the U.S economy at a time when our national debt continues to skyrocket each and every year.  Furthermore, when foreign workers take jobs Americans can and, indeed, should be doing, those American and lawful immigrant workers lose their jobs and may well fall below the poverty level and go from being tax-paying middle class consumers to Americans living in poverty who not only no longer pay taxes but come to depend on costly economic safety net programs and lose their disposable incomes.  Taking money out of the pockets of an important segment of the economy, middle class workers, creates a chain reaction and a downward economic spiral.  This is, in part why hotels in places such as Atlantic City are going bust and why average household incomes continue to decline even as expenses continue to rise.

On July 22, 2014 FrontPage Magazine published my article: “Immigration ‘Reform’: Engineered Destruction of the Middle Class” /The real reason high-tech titans are lining up behind the amnesty effort. 
In December 2011 “Dan Rather Reports” aired a disconcerting hour-long report on how highly educated and experienced American computer programmers are being replaced by programmers from India. The report was titled:

 Rather Reports: No thanks for everything”

On May 15, 2007 a four minute infuriating video was aired on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on CNN. It features an immigration lawyers’ conference in which lawyers were being coached to not find qualified U.S. workers!” The lecturer is identified in the video as being Lawrence M. Lebowitz, the Vice President of Marketing for the firm of Cohen & Grigsby.

When members of Congress or others proclaim that our nation must “first secure the border” they blithely ignore that we are a nation of 50 border states and that there is far more to effective immigration enforcement and the immigration crisis than securing the US/Mexican border.  Clearly that border must be made secure.  However, I have come to say that securing the US/Mexican border is comparable to the wing on an airplane.  Without the wing the airplane will not fly- but a wing by itself will go nowhere!

I addressed many of the issues relating to the ongoing crisis in three articles for the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s FrontPage Magazine:


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.

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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