First, today, Saturday, August 23rd at 9:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time I will be on Neil Young’s radio show that is broadcast from Laconia, New Hampshire on Radio Station WEZS AM 1350.
Here is the link to Neil’s show:
Then, tomorrow, Sunday, August 24th, at 12:00 Noon, Eastern Time, I will be a guest on “The Elise Richmond Show” that is broadcast from Palm Springs, California on KNEWS radio 94.3FM. Here is the link to Elise’s show:
There will be much to discuss where the immigration crisis is concerned, but you may be surprised to learn what a high-ranking member of the U.S. military had to say about the current threats posed by ISIS and where the failures of the immigration system fit into the picture.
You will also likely be interested to know why the mindsets and strategies of both major political parties are greatly exacerbating our risks of terrorist attacks. The goal is to provide you with the information you won’t get anywhere else to help you truly understand this critical issue so that you can make your elected representatives accountable and make better decisions on Election Day.
Please forward this e-mail to as many folks as you can and ask them, in turn, to do the same- I am attempting to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”
The immigration crisis has emerged as a leading news story since the reports of tens of thousands of illegal aliens, primarily from Central America have been swarming across the southwest border of the United States and overwhelming already beleaguered Border Patrol agents. The ripples of this massive influx have rippled across the United States and impacted towns and cities around the United States and have also stretched the very limited resources of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and other agencies to the breaking point.
What is seldom noted is that our immigration system has been overwhelmed for years and America and Americans have been bearing the brunt of this meltdown.
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The starting point for any discussion about immigration must be the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
Last week marked the publication of the 9/11 Commission Report.
Yet there are precious few members of Congress in either the House of Representatives or the United States Senate from either party willing to even mention the fact that there was a 9/11 Commission- when the topic of immigration is raised!
Here are a couple of important quotes to put things in proper perspective:
The first paragraph of the preface of the The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel begins with the following statement:
It is perhaps obvious to state that terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United
States if they are unable to enter the country. Yet prior to September 11, while there were
efforts to enhance border security, no agency of the U.S. government thought of border
security as a tool in the counterterrorism arsenal. Indeed, even after 19 hijackers
demonstrated the relative ease of obtaining a U.S. visa and gaining admission into the
United States, border security still is not considered a cornerstone of national security
policy. We believe, for reasons we discuss in the following pages, that it must be made
The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist travel went on to detail 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. Page 47 of this report noted:
Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.
This paragraph is found on page 98 under the title “Immigration Benefits:”
“Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.”
We must take the impact and implications of the immigration crisis for the United States and all Americans, in towns and cities across the United States as I noted in my recent commentary for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization):
On July 15, 2014 I was a guest on the Fox Business Network program, “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” The segment in which I was interviewed by Lou was given the title:
On May 22, 2014 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary:
On June 11, 2014 FrontPage Magazine posted my article:
I hope you will be listening.
On June 13, 2013 I was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on the topic:
The interview runs about 4 minutes and is worth watching.
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.
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!