Editor’s Note: From our great friend and regular SUA contributor, Michael Cutler, retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years. He has testified before well over a dozen congressional hearings.
He hosts “The Michael Cutler Hour” on USA Talk Radio Fridays at 7 p.m. (EST) and is frequently interviewed by broadcast media on various aspects of immigration issues, especially the nexus to national security.
Effective Immigration Law Enforcement Under Trump
Leaders must follow Trump’s lead or risk alienating their constituents.
November 11, 2016
by Michael Cutler
Now that the 2016 Presidential election is literally and figuratively in the history books, candidate Trump must begin the process of transforming into President Trump so that he can implement his goals to “Make America great again.”
Donald Trump has also promised to “Make America safe again” and “Make America wealthy again.”
Trump’s historic rise to power was, in no small measure, the direct result of those promises in addition to the promise to construct a wall along the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico to keep out rapists, murderers and narcotics.
From the beginning of his effort to become America’s 45th President, Donald Trump, the highly successful billionaire, quickly realized that the key to resolving most of the threats and challenges we face was effective immigration law enforcement.
Trump was highly critical of the H-1b Visa Program that enables tens of thousands of foreign high-tech workers to displace American workers and also promised to use “Extreme vetting” to make certain that no aliens, especially those who are citizens of countries that sponsor terrorism would not be admitted into the United States unless our government could be certain as to their identities and the fact that they did not pose a threat to our safety.
These promises was quickly embraced by huge throngs of enthusiastic supporters along with his campaign mantra that he would “Make America great again.” In fact, many of those who attended his political rallies during the campaign sported the now famous red caps emblazoned with that phrase.
Of course the open-borders advocates and immigration anarchists immediately accused Trump of being a racist, the most common epithet that they resort to when confronting anyone who would dare call for securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws.
In reality failures of the immigration system consists are not limited to the extreme porosity of the U.S./Mexican border. I addressed this issue in my article, “Border Security and the Immigration Colander: Why the breakdown of the Southwest border is only the tip of the iceberg.”
Additionally, Trump did not call for ending lawful immigration, only for ending illegal immigration. This distinction between aliens who are lawfully present in the United States and aliens who are illegally present that, beginning with Jimmy Carter, the globalist Democratic Party and even some Republicans, have refused to acknowledge.
My article, “Immigration Failure — By Design: Doing the bidding of the Open Borders anarchists” focused on the Obama administration and the unscrupulous politicians who make certain to reduce our borders to little more than “speed bumps” to facilitate the flow of tourists, foreign students and foreign workers. These politicians seek the campaign contributions of special interest and lobbying groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that see in our nation’s borders impediments to their great wealth.
They also hobble the enforcement of our immigration laws from within the interior of the United States so that aliens who violate our borders and/or our immigration laws will not be identified, located, arrested or deported (removed).
For years pundits, pollsters and politicians have created a false narrative that it is purportedly compassionate to permit illegal aliens live and work in the United States and even provide them with lawful status in a massive amnesty program that would lack the capability to conduct face-to-face interviews or field investigations. They are delusional and blithely ignore the facts that:
- There is nothing compassionate about exploiting desperate and vulnerable foreign workers.
- There is nothing compassionate about driving down wages so that record numbers of American families now live below the poverty level.
- There is nothing compassionate about causing hard-working Americans to lose their jobs and their paychecks.
- There is nothing compassionate about “Sanctuary Cities” that make a mockery of our nation’s immigration laws and attract foreign criminals and fugitives and possibly foreign terrorists to those communities increasing the risks to the residents of those cities and creating strong incentives for illegal aliens including the criminals and terrorists to enter the United States, confident that they will easily be able to embed themselves in those cities.
- There is nothing compassionate about violating the findings and recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
Meanwhile for years the various pollsters and the organizations that they work for have divided American into subgroups based on age, income, race, religion, ethnicity, education and other such factors.
The morning after the 2016 election television reporters appeared stunned as they sat in front of their cameras and interviewed some of the pollsters who admitted that their polls were wrong, indeed, often extremely wrong especially where “Latino Voters” were concerned.
For the duration of the campaign the pollsters and pundits all talked about the mythical “Latino Voters” and asserted that Trump could never get their votes.
On Wednesday, November 9th Fox News reported that 29% of Latino voters had in fact, voted for Trump.
One pollster was asked about having “egg on his face” over his totally wrong predictions about Latino voters and a number of other issues. With a very somber expression on his uncharacteristically soft voice he responded by saying that he did not have egg on his face but an entire omelet on his face.
Those assaulted by a criminal they do not care about the race, religion or ethnicity of their assailant. People who lose their jobs to another person do not care about the race religion or ethnicity of the person who stole their job and their paycheck.
Fundamentally our immigration laws were enacted to protect the lives and livelihoods of Americans and lawful immigrants.
I expressed my outrage about these flawed polls that involve a disgusting form of bigotry and profiling in my articles, “Skewed Immigration Polls May Skewer Americans: Figures don’t lie but liars can figure” and, “Balkanized America: Politicians, pollsters, and pundits are all responsible for the nation’s division.”
Those who seek to exploit the immigration system for their own gain do everything that they can to entice ever greater numbers of foreign workers to enter the United States to take jobs that should be done by Americans. These aliens include those who enter the United States illegally or violate the terms of their lawful admission into the United States by overstaying their authorized period of entry and/or working illegally and aliens who enter the United States with visas that permit them to work under the color of law even when they game the visa process to essentially steal jobs that should go to Americans in a wide variety of industries including the high-tech industries.
If there was one bit of advice that Donald Trump should be given is summed up in the title of my recent article, “Effective Interior Enforcement Of Immigration Laws Vital To National Security.”
In fact, effective interior enforcement is not only essential to national security and public safety but is essential to all aspects of the immigration system. What follows is a brief and overly simplified explanation of how effective interior enforcement would help.
Each year the United States lawfully admits tens of millions of non-immigrant visitors. Each year it is estimated that roughly one-half millions of these aliens fail to depart the United States. Other non-immigrants admitted as foreign students fail to attend school for which they were admitted to attend while authorized foreign workers fail to go to the jobs for which they were admitted.
A dedicated cadre of immigration enforcement personnel need to be available to seek theses illegal aliens along with this aliens who fail to show up for immigration court appearances.
While there are those who claim that making E-Verify mandatory is the solution to the enforcement of our immigration laws to prevent employers from hiring illegal aliens, they ignore that many such unscrupulous employers simply pay illegal aliens “off the books.”
Again, the solution is to have an adequate number of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents available to conduct these investigations.
Every year more than six million applications for various immigration benefits are filed and fraud is common. Immigration fraud was identified by the 9/11 Commission as a key entry and embedding tactic of terrorists. Having an adequate number of agents to conduct fraud investigations could deter that fraud. Furthermore, even if a fraud applications did not result in a prosecution, aliens who participate in such fraud could be easily deported.
At the beginning of my career I participated in a fraud pilot program involving marriage fraud that was so effective that within one year the number of applications filed was just a fraction of what it had been and fraud that had been common became rare.
Now Soon-to-be President Trump is about to set up shop in the Oval Office and these immigration anarchist / anti-American exploiters are in panic mode. They know that there is indeed a new sheriff in town and he is on to their game.
They can either board Trump’s train or risk being run over by it.
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