My commentary: “The Masquerade Ball”

Hi Gang:
Here is my latest commentary for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) website.  Once again political leaders in New York City are demonstrating a severe lack of what I have come to refer to as a “Mouth / Ear coordination” their ears don’t hear what their own mouths are saying! 

The Masquerade Ball”

A full copy of this commentary is attached at the bottom of this email.
These “leaders” are pushing to eradicate the difference between lawful immigrants and illegal aliens and refuse to accept the fundamental concept that America’s first line of defense and her last line of her defense are the borders and immigration laws of the United States.
The most recent example of this inability to connect the dots would be humorous if it was not so disturbing.
New York City is a “Sanctuary City” where the NYPD is inhibited from notifying immigration authorities about illegal aliens who are encountered by law enforcement.  Our immigration laws were enacted to prevent the entry and presence of aliens who pose a threat to national security, public safety and the jobs of American workers.  These laws are utterly blind as to race, religion and ethnicity.  The only distinction the immigration laws make is between citizens and non-citizens.  The term alien, which has been so vilified is defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as simply being “Any person, not a citizen or national of the United States.”  There is no insult to be found in that definition- only clarity.  Clarity is something that the open-borders crowd whom I have come to designate as the “Immigration Anarchists,” know that they must avoid at all costs if they are to succeed.  
This is the case for politicians of both major political parties.  Any politician who calls for providing unknown millions of illegal aliens with lawful status and identity documents is either foolish beyond comprehension or does not care about the well-being of America and Americans.  It is as simple as that.
It is not that the aliens are hiding in the shadows as they often claim, but the truth is being concealed in the “Fog of war” being waged against America and Americans by those who seek to erase America’s borders and obliterate the immigration laws.  In point of fact, a country without secure borders and effective immigration law enforcement cannot stand any more than could a house without walls!

One of the sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 which enumerates the categories of aliens who are to be excluded. Among these classes are aliens who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases or extreme mental illness. Additionally convicted felons, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists and spies are excluded as well as aliens who would seek unlawful employment or become public charges.

This afore-noted section of the INA also contains this provision which is of extreme importance to American workers, their families and the American economy:

(A) Labor certification

(i) In general Any alien who seeks to enter the United States for the purpose of performing skilled or unskilled labor is inadmissible, unless the Secretary of Labor has determined and certified to the Secretary of State and the Attorney General that—

(I) there are not sufficient workers who are able, willing, qualified (or equally qualified in the case of an alien described in clause (ii)) and available at the time of application for a visa and admission to the United States and at the place where the alien is to perform such skilled or unskilled labor, and

(II) the employment of such alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of workers in the United States similarly employed.

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.

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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The Masquerade Ball”

Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Californians for Population Stabilization

On January 10, 2013 news reports appeared throughout New York City about how individuals dressed up in costumes of various cartoon characters that totally covered them, had groped and pinched women passing them on the street in Manhattan. The CBS radio report that appeared online was typical of these reports:

“Man Dressed As ‘Toy Story’ Character Arrested In Times Square On Sex Abuse Charges”

Some of the characters included those from Toy Story and characters from Walt Disney cartoons.

Here are two quotes from the CBS report:

“Gia Storms with the Times Square Alliance told CBS 2?s Alice Gainer incidents like Friday’s (in whch a woman was assaulted by a man wearing a “Woody” costume) have been going on for about a year and a half. She said on any given day there can be up to 60 unregulated characters out here.”

It could be a consumer protection. It could be consumer safety. It could really be a lot of different areas, but there’s gotta be a way to make everybody register so we can take away the anonymity, so we know who these guys are behind the mask,” Storms told Gainer.

While these full-body costumes obviously conceal those who wear the costumes, illegal aliens who engage in identity theft are also able to operate annonymously, thereby endangering public safety. This is why the 9/11 Commission was so concerned about how easily the 9/11 terrorists and other such terroriss and criminals were easily able to obtain identity documents such as driver’s licenses, that concealed their true identities.

The paradox is that while city officials are seeking to devise a strategy to address some 60 individuals who are concealing their identities in costumes, they are happy to provide “sanctuary” to an unlimitled number of illegal aliens whose presence in the United States represents a violation of the borders and laws that were designed to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers. When they commit identity theft they are donning a paper costume that is more effective than a fabric costume at enabling them to hide in plain sight.

This is not, however, the first time that such an obvious disconnect has been evidenced by political officials in New York or elsewhere.

On October 12, 2012 CAPS posted my commentary:

“New York’s Mayor Bloomberg Demands Trespassers be Prosecuted, But Ignores Dangers Posed by Immigration Law Violators”

My commentary was predicated on a September 27, 2012 report that appeared in the New York Post:

Bloomberg blasts Bronx DA for not prosecuting trespassing arrests.

Quoting from the article:

Mayor Bloomberg blasted the Bronx DA’s controversial policy of not prosecuting some trespassing arrests in public housing — saying that the move will bring the city back to its bad old days of crime and disorder.”

On August 16, 2013 the local CBS radio station posted a news report about then Mayor Bloomberg’s demands:

“Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents”

Here is an important quote from the report:

Bloomberg said. “The people that live there, (in public housing) most of them, want more police protection. They want more people. If you have strangers walking in the halls of your apartment building, don’t you want somebody to stop and say, ‘Who are you, why are you here?’”

It is astonishing to consider that while our political leaders readily understand the dangers posed by those who conceal their identities or trespass into public housing or other venues where they are not supposed to be, but ignore the obvious, that aliens who evade the inspections process are trespassing on the United States of America, posing a clear and obvious threat to national security and public safety.

In the days, weeks and months after the terror attacks of 9/11 a veritable parade of political leaders stood before the microphones and cameras of various news organizations to ask why no one had connected the dots.

We have, once again, connected the dots. The next move is up to the politicans.

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