"U.S. Welcomes Millions of Aliens ‘Sight Unseen’ » Replacing the in-person inspections process with a kiosk" – My article for FrontPage Magazine

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 U.S. Welcomes Millions of Aliens ‘Sight Unseen’ »

 Replacing the in-person inspections process with a kiosk. 

My article addresses a component of the failed immigration system that has been all but ignored by Congress and journalists, the way that the inspections process is conducted at ports of entry by CBP (Customs and Border Protection) inspectors.
The debates about immigration have centered on the need to secure the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico.  Indeed, that border must be made secure.  There should be no debate about this issue.  However, there are many other components to the immigration system.  This was the focus of my July 7, 2014 article for FrontPage Magazine:

The inspections process conducted at ports of entry is one I am extremely familiar with- I began my career with the INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) as an Immigration Inspector assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in 1971.  I remained in that position until 1975 when I became an INS Special Agent.

That process is essential to national security and is supposed to prevent the entry of aliens into the United States who would pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of America and Americans.  The system has not been as nearly effective or successful as it needs to be.  The fact is that it has been estimated that 40% of all illegal aliens present in the United States did not run our borders and evade the inspections process but, in fact, entered the United States and went on to violate the terms of their admission.  

The presence of these millions of illegal aliens contribute to the massive population of illegal aliens and overwhelms the immigration system.  This further undermines the integrity of the immigration system and, in point of fact, the 9/11 Commission made a number of recommendations about the way that this vital process needs to be enhanced- all of the 9/11 terrorists were lawfully admitted into the United States as have other terrorists, criminals and fugitives.

So much attention has been paid to the need to construct a fence on the U.S./Mexican border- and of course that border must be made secure, yet the means of entry for millions of illegal aliens- the fatally flawed “legal” means by which aliens who enter the United States and then violate the terms of their admission is not being made more effective but is actually being made less effective- primarily to satisfy the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a host of other deep-pocketed organizations who are getting the “best government money can buy!

The Visa Waiver Program that enables aliens who are citizens of participating countries to enter the United States without first applying for and receiving a visa should have ended the day after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.  However, on that horrific day nearly 14 years ago the list of those countries included 26 countries.  Today that list has grown to 38 countries- even as ISIS and other terror organizations seek to recruit Europeans and citizens of other countries that participate in that dangerous and wrong-headed program.

If this program did not create unacceptable vulnerabilities for America and Americans, you will likely be shocked and infuriated to find out how this inspections process is now being conducted at a growing number ports of entry across the United States for broad categories of aliens seeking to enter the United States. 
Politicians who pander to deep-pocketed contributors and/or to special interest groups that promise to deliver blocks of votes need to come to the stark realization that they are undermining national security and the wellbeing of the very constituents and indeed, all American citizens.  The political calculus that they are doing to appease those to whom they have come to depend must take much more into account- the future of our nation and our citizens.

The ‘Secure Our Border First Act’ Deception »

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.

On April 4, 2014, 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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