By Michael W. Cutler, November 26, 2021
My article today is predicated on the passage of the “Build Back Better” bill pushed by the Biden administration and the Radical Left.
While there are many elements contained in this wrong-headed bill I have focused on the immigration amnesty that is contained in the legislation. As I have noted many times in the past, immigration is not a single issue but is, in reality, a singular issue because it profoundly impacts nearly every challenge and threat that America and Americans face in this particularly perilous era.
Even before he was elected, Biden had frequently stated that he wanted to legalize 11 million illegal aliens present in the United States. That number is hardly accurate and the true number would likely be a multiple of that number. Now Build Back Better supposedly cut the 11 million number down to what the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) claims would be “only” 6.5 million. The reality is that Build Back Better could actually provide lawful status to tens of millions of aliens.
My article lays out how this would be the ultimately likely outcome.
Furthermore, immigration fraud was identified by the 9/11 Commission as the key method of entry and embedding for international terrorists.
The massive amnesty provisions of Build Back Better would overwhelm the entire immigration system. No interviews and no field investigations could be conducted to verify the accuracy and truthfulness of claims made in the applications that would filed by tens of millions of aliens.
Under the Biden administration immigration law enforcement and border security have all been gutted. This most recent measure planned by the head of DHS undermines national security and public safety and flies in the face of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.
Immigration was moved from the Justice Department to the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. It is outrageous beyond words that America’s laws and borders constitute our nation’s first line of defense and last line of defense- yet the administration blithely undermines all of these elements of DHS that are vital to protect America and Americans.
The Executive Branch of our government is so-named because that branch has the responsibility to execute our laws. The Constitution and our laws are not a menu from which our leaders may pick and choose the way a patron of a restaurant may decide to have soup instead of salad.
The threat of terrorism has increased exponentially because of the way that Biden abruptly withdrew American forces from Afghanistan turning that country into a sanctuary for terrorists.
The hasty retreat of American forces, stranding unknown thousands of Americans is unprecedented as is the fact that a huge arsenal of functioning weapons ranging from guns and ammunition to aircraft, artillery, drones and God what else will provide the Taliban and their terrorist allies such as al-Qaeda and ISIS with a military capability that threatens the United States and our allies around the world.
Where is the good news for Americans in all of these examples of rampant malfeasance? What is the true ultimate goal of the Biden administration?
I hope my commentary provides you with a bit of “food for thought” and that you will share your thoughts with as many others as you can- especially your senators who will have to vote on this insane legislation. They may not realize the true magnitude of this betrayal to America and Americans.
Facts are indeed, “stubborn things!”
Ignorance is not bliss. Knowledge is power, and it is my gaol to empower our fellow Americans in this particularly dangerous era.
If you like my commentary, I ask that you make a point of posting it on FaceBook and other social media and forward this e-mail to as many folks as you can. It is important to dispel the lies and nonsense about the true nature and significance of effective immigration law enforcement in this particularly perilous era.
Being “Pro-Enforcement” is not “Anti-Immigrant.” Indeed, advocates for immigration anarchy are actually taking an “Anti-Immigrant” position by obfuscating the line that separates lawful immigrants from illegal aliens. To provide a bit of clarity, while we are indeed a “Nation of immigrants” America is not a nation of trespassers. The difference between an immigrant and an illegal alien is comparable to the difference between a houseguest and a burglar.
Americans must be willing to stand their ground and not be intimidated by the false accusations- far too much hangs in the balance! We must speak out against mayors and governors who create “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States.”
Many people have come to complain that we have become too “Politically Correct” to speak the truth about important issues. My view is that the artful use of language that has been described as examples of political correctness are in fact, examples of Orwellian “Newspeak.”
Having invoked George Orwell, it is appropriate to consider a couple of his brilliant quotes:
Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.I addressed the way that control of language leads to thought control and ultimately a loss of our freedoms in my article for The Social Contract:
On February 27, 2019 Newsmax published my article, The Truth About Immigration Can Unite All Americans.
On November 15, 2014 I was honored to join three true leaders in the United States Congress in a panel discussion on immigration- then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and Congressmen Louis Gohmert and John Fleming. A video of this panel discussion has been posted on the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s website under the title, “IMMIGRATION WARS: An all-star panel takes on America’s immigration crisis at Restoration Weekend.”
The video has also been posted on YouTube under the title- “Immigration Wars.”
The perspectives of these true leaders are well worth listening to.
To provide you with a bit of additional material, during my remarks at the panel discussion, I referenced my June 22, 2007 Op-Ed for the Washington Times, Immigration bill a ‘No Go’ that focused on my concerns about the previous attempt to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Then-Senator Jeff Sessions quoted from my commentary, on three separate dates, from the floor of the U.S. during the contentious floor debates in 2007 when Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation was under consideration.. In my piece I recommended that Comprehensive Immigration Reform be given a more honest and descriptive title, I suggested that it be renamed the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act!”
Discussions about immigration almost invariably focus on the lack of integrity to the border that is supposed to separate the United States from America. Clearly that border lacks integrity and represents little more than a speed bump to smugglers who transport illegal aliens and contraband including record quantities of dangerous drugs such as heroin and cocaine into the United States.
However, there are many more components to the immigration system including systems by which aliens are granted visas to enter the United States and various immigration benefits such as conferring employment authorization to aliens in the United States and also include the adjudications process by which aliens are granted lawful immigrant status and even United States citizenship.
All of these systems of the immigration system lack integrity. Aliens who have gone on to commit crimes and even participate in terrorist attacks have often been dissevered to have successfully gamed the immigration benefits program in order to embed themselves in communities around the United States as they went about their deadly preparations.
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” it is also not “Anti-Immigrant” to be pro-immigration law enforcement!
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.
American Lives Matter!
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!