I have been invited to participate in an event that is being sponsored by FAIR on Septemb
er 12th at 12:30 PM in room 1629 of the Longworth House Office Building.
It is expected that members of Congress and their staffers will be in attendance for a discussion about the nexus between immigration and national security. This is an especially important topic considering that on September 11th will mark the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever committed on American soil- an attack that would have not been possible if the terrorists had not been able to enter the United States in the first place.
Failures of the immigration benefits program then enabled a number of them to embed themselves in the communities in which they lived, as they managed to effectively hide in plain sight as they went about their preparations to carry out the horrific attacks that resulted in the slaughter approximately 3,000 innocent victims on that day. (Others have since perished as a result of their exposure to toxins released as a result of those attacks while many others remain gravely ill.)
Today hundreds of American cities are infested by members of the Mexican drug cartels and other transnational gangs. Recently CBS News aired a disturbing news report in which Jack Riley, the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the DEA, said that there are neighborhoods in Chicago that resemble Mexican border towns with competing Mexican cartel members engaging in gun battles for control over drug turf in Chicago!
Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every threat and challenge our nation faces- especially in this perilous era.
Our immigration laws were enacted for two primary purposes- to protect American lives and to protect American jobs.
Clearly our immigration laws are not being enforced in a meaningful way. National security is being compromised.
Similarly, community safety in communities across America is being compromised. Once again, the failures of the federal government are being felt by Americans throughout the United States. Americans of every race, religion and ethnicity are losing their lives and their jobs.
I look forward to providing my perspectives at this upcoming event and to listening to others whose perspectives are well worth considering.
I have attached a copy of the FAIR press release below.