My interview on Fox & Friends on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 on the topic: "Why was it so easy for Tashfeen Malik to enter the US?"

Hi Gang:

Earlier today, Sunday, December 6, 2015 I was interviewed by Tucker Carlson on Fox & Friends on the way that Tashfeen Malik, one of the two terrorists who carried out the worst terror attack in the United States since the attacks of 9/11 was able to enter the United States.

As you will see in my brief interview, I also raised other failures of the immigration system including the Visa Waiver Program and the process by which applications for immigration benefits such as political asylum and the naturalization process by which United States citizenship is conferred upon aliens.
Regrettably the interview was shorter than I would have preferred but I am pleased to have given the opportunity to provide my perspectives on national security vulnerabilities created by failures of our immigration system.
 Here is a link to the video of my interview:

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Why was it so easy for Tashfeen Malik to enter the US?

Dec. 06, 2015 – 3:23 – Retired senior special agent for INS talks need for stronger vetting on ‘Fox & Friends’

The staff of attorneys and federal agents who were assigned to the 9/11 Commission issued a report known as the 9/11 and Terrorist Travel – Staff Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

This report focused specifically on the ability of the terrorists to travel around the world, enter the United States and ultimately embed themselves in the United States as they went about their deadly preparations. 

Page 54 contained this excerpt under the title “3.2 Terrorist Travel Tactics by Plot”-

Although there is evidence that some land and sea border entries (of terrorists) without inspection occurred, these conspirators mainly subverted the legal entry system by entering at airports.

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.

Here are some additional items for you to check out:
The Summer 2015 edition of The Social Contract included my extensive article, The 9/11 Commission Report and Immigration: An Assessment, Fourteen Years after the Attacks in which I focused, in detail, the ways in which current administration has failed to take the findings and advice of the 9/11 Commission to use immigration as a defensive weapon in our arsenal.
On November 26, 2015 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary:

Immigration and Terrorism – It’s About More Than Vetting Refugees

On December 2, 2015 the Daily Caller published my article:

How DHS is failing to heed its own warnings.

On January 23, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article: 

October 20, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:

Immigration Law Enforcement: Why Bother?

The crucial issues at stake for American citizens.

On October 7, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:

Syrian ‘Refugees’ and Immigration Roulette

How the government is recklessly playing with American lives.

On November 12, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:

Educating ‘Engineers of Jihad’ at US Universities

How the legal immigration system allowed four al-Qaeda-linked terrorists to attend U.S. colleges and roam free among us.

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.

The starting point for any conversation or legislation concerning immigration must be the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission which 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.

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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