Editor’s Note: A comprehensive series of articles from our good friend Michael Cutler, INS Special Agent (ret.) He is a Senior Fellow with Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) and is a columnist for FrontPage Magazine. He hosts his own radio program, “The Michael Cutler Hour” that airs on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM, Eastern Time on USA Talk Radio.
Mr. Cutler is an expert on the nexus between immigration and national security, the impact of immigration on the criminal justice system and strategies to combat illegal immigration, secure our nation’s borders and restore integrity to the immigration system. He graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1971 with a B.A. in Communications Arts and Sciences. Before becoming a fellow, Mr. Cutler had a 30 year career with the INS where he was a Senior Special Agent. His complete biography is found below and worth the read.
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This administration has consistently acted in ways that show utter contempt for American lives and utter contempt for the Constitution and the Rule of Law. It has trampled on the principle of separation of powers. In so doing, this administration has created an environment of mistrust by the citizens of the United States that go to the very heart of our Democratic Republic.
Our nation’s immigration laws are among its most fundamental because they were enacted to protect national security and the lives and livelihoods of Americans. Politicians from both political parties have found every excuse imaginable, and indeed, some excuses that defy logic and reason to explain why our immigration laws cannot, will not or must not be enforced.
My article for FrontPage Magazine on August 26, 2016 addresses the unbelievable fact that the administration has decided to partner with governments of Latin American countries to secure our porous borders against the entry of aliens from countries around the world including countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Many of these Latin American countries have come to depend on the remittances being wired home by their citizens working illegally in the United States, including Mexico. This is about as sensible as a bank hiring Willy Sutton to protect the bank from bank robbers.
Yet this “partnership” has gotten little, if any attention in the “Mainstream Media.”
As Americans, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity, we are in this battle for survival together. This is not about being a Democrat, a Republican, a Conservative or a Liberal. It is not about being an Independent. This is about being an American!
Those who advocate for the effective enforcement of our immigration laws are not “Anti-Immigrant” but are “Pro-Enforcement.” To be “Pro-Enforcement” is taking a “Pro-Immigrant” position because under our current immigration laws our nation admits more lawful immigrants than all of the other countries on this planet. Our immigration laws are utterly blind as to race, religion and ethnicity and must finally be effectively enforced!
Tactics of intimidation and deceptive use of language are the stock and trade of the open borders anarchists. Anyone who would dare suggest that our government must exercise caution in admitting aliens into the United States to protect the safety and security of America and Americans are quickly branded “racist” and “nativist.” Their objective is to shut down debate and discourse- the hallmarks of true democracies.
Americans must be willing to stand their ground and not be intimidated by the false accusations- far too much hangs in the balance!
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.
Here are links to some of my other commentaries that I hope you will find helpful:
On July 28, 2016 Californians for Population Stabilization published my article, Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Goals Make Her Economic Promises Impossible to Achieve
On July 29, 2016 FrontPage Magazine published my article, Trump Castigated For Acknowledging Immigration Threats The Sword of Damocles hanging over America’s head.
On August 2, 2016 Californians for Population Stabilization posted my article, Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Goals Would Irrevocably Undermine National Security
The Summer Edition of The Social Contract includes my extensive article, “The 9/11 Commission Report and Immigration: An Assessment, Fourteen Years after the Attacks.”
On April 20, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article, “How DHS Ineptitude Facilitates Terrorist Operations » A chilling case-in-point from Ohio.”
The Winter Edition of the Social Contract includes my article, Sanctuary Cities Endanger – National Security and Public Safety
On April 26, 2016 FrontPage Magazine published my article, President Obama: Accessory to the Crimes Committed By Illegal Aliens? The grim findings unveiled by a House congressional hearing.
On January 23, 2015 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) posted my commentary, For America to Do Well, Americans Must Do Well
On November 13, 2015 the Daily Caller published my article, Political Candidates, Immigration And Home Repair Con-Artists
On October 20, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article, “Immigration Law Enforcement: Why Bother? –The crucial issues at stake for American citizens.”
On November 6, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
Decoding Politicians’ Immigration Newspeak –The devious manipulation of language employed by the political class.
On January 23, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article: “Sleeper Cells: The Immigration Component of the Threat.”
On June 28, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article, “Illegal Aliens Are Not ‘Law Abiding’ – The vital importance of America’s immigration and inspection laws.”
Consider the following articles:
On July 7, 2014, FrontPage published my article, “Border Security and the Immigration Colander.”
On September 3, 2015 FrontPage Magazine posted my article:
Keeping Track of Visa Violators
The overlooked source of the nation’s illegal immigration problems that people are finally talking about.
On September 10, 2015 FrontPage magazine published my article:
Why educating foreign STEM students is bad for American workers and national security.
On July 5, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
One Chance Is All a Terrorist Needs
How DHS is failing to heed its own warnings.
On October 7, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
Syrian ‘Refugees’ and Immigration Roulette
How the government is recklessly playing with American lives.
On November 12, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article:
Educating ‘Engineers of Jihad’ at US Universities
How the legal immigration system allowed four al-Qaeda-linked terrorists to attend U.S. colleges and roam free among us.
All reasonable Americans want to live in safety where the American dream provides opportunities for anyone who is willing to acquire an education, work hard and benefit from a bit of luck. They want the same for their children and their children’s children. How on earth could there be any controversy about the need to prevent criminals or terrorists from entering the United States? How on earth could anyone think that it is good for Americans to have to compete with foreign workers from Third World countries for their jobs- forcing wages down, thereby creating wage suppression?
On June 18, 2015 FrontPage Magazine published my article, “Theft By Deception: The Immigration Con Game » How politicians are robbing citizens of access to the American Dream.”
On June 27, 2015 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my article, “Heroin Epidemic: The Real Metric for Determining Border Security.”
On December 19, 2014 Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) posted my extensive article: “Obama’s ‘Gift’ to International Terrorists: Immigration Executive Action.”
Meanwhile, the lack of integrity to the immigration system not only undermines national security and public safety but is leading to the dismantling of America’s middle class and with it, the American Dream.
On July 22, 2014 FrontPage Magazine posted my article: “Immigration ‘Reform’: Engineered Destruction of the Middle Class” The real reason high-tech titans are lining up behind the amnesty effort.
On February 17, 2015 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary:
Effective Immigration Law Enforcement is ‘Pro-Immigrant,’ Compassionate
On August 2, 2016 I joined Dennis Michael Lynch for a special edition program of his Newsmax-TV program, Unfiltered.
For one solid hour we discussed the multifaceted immigration crisis for a one on one conversation. The video has been posted:
DML Unfiltered | Dennis discusses illegal and legal immigration with Michael Cutler
In October 2014 Progressives For Immigration Reform published my policy brief:
The Liberal Case for Effective Immigration Law Enforcement
A video of my presentation of my policy brief at the Progressives For Immigration Reform conference in November 2014 has been posted on You Tube.
On November 15, 2014 I was honored to join three true leaders in the United States Congress in a panel discussion on immigration- 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,
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 that focused on my concerns about the previous attempt to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Senator Jeff Sessions quoted from my commentary, on three separate dates, from the floor of the U.S. during the contentious floor debates. 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!”
I recommend you review Senator Session’s statement on June 27, 2007 from the floor of the U.S. Senate on the Immigration Bill in which the Senator made reference to my suggested new name to that disastrous legislation in my Washington Times Op-Ed. His impassioned pleas to his colleagues averted a catastrophe and that legislation was defeated. However, not unlike Freddy Krueger, Comprehensive Immigration Reform has been brought back to life through the unilateral actions of President Obama and his proposed executive actions. Furthermore, there are politicians from both parties willing to give this legislative betrayal of America and Americans CPR!
My Op-Ed was entitled:
Today our nation and our citizens face a list of challenges and threats- nearly every one of which is being exacerbated by long-standing failures of our nation to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws. To be clear, it is not “Anti-Immigrant” to want these two issues to be dealt with effectively. In point of fact, the same immigration laws that mandate the categories of aliens to be kept our of our country and the terms under which aliens should be removed from our country have absolutely nothing to do with race, religion or ethnicity, also provide for the lawful admission of roughly one million lawful immigrants and the naturalization of hundreds of thousands of new citizens each year.
It is therefore a contradiction in terms and thinking to claim that it is “Anti-Immigrant” to support the effective enforcement and administration of our immigration laws
Let us be clear in our thinking- it is “Pro-Immigrant” to be “Pro-Enforcement!”
When the issue of immigration comes up most people purely 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.
On July 2, 2013 the Washington Times published my Op-Ed:
CUTLER: Tough questions about immigration ‘reform’
Who will find the answers while there’s still time to prevent a disaster?
On June 13, 2013 I was interviewed by Neil Cavuto at Fox News on the topic:
“Does immigration reform pose too many risks?”
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.
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!
Lead, follow or get out of the way!
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Michael W. Cutler, Senior Special Agent, INS (Ret.)
Michael Cutler graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in February 1971 with a B.A. in Communications Arts and Sciences and is a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service).
He began his 30 year career in 1971 as an Immigration Inspector, served as an Adjudications Officer and, in 1975, became a Special Agent. He rotated through every squad in the Investigations Branch of the INS in New York City. In 1988 he became the first INS agent to be assigned to the Unified Intelligence Division of the DEA and in 1991 was promoted to the position of Senior Special Agent and assigned to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force where he worked closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies including the DEA, FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals Service and with law enforcement agencies of other countries including Israel, Canada, Great Britain and Japan.
Mr. Cutler has testified before well over a dozen Congressional hearings in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He most recently testified before a hearing conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 20, 2013 on the topic, “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values.”
One of the highest profile hearings at which he has testified was conducted by the House Immigration Subcommittee on May 19, 2002 on the topic, “INS’S March 2002 Notification Of Approval Of Change Of Status For Pilot Training For Terrorist Hijackers Mohammed Atta And Marwan Al-Shehhi.” That hearing can be viewed in its entirety on the C-SPAN video.
Mr. Cutler provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission and has testified before numerous state legislative hearings throughout the United States. He assisted the law firm retained by Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer to defend her and her state against the DOJ lawsuit in response to Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070. He also provides expert witness testimony at trials where immigration is at issue.
He has appeared on numerous national television programs on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Newsmax-TV, One America News Network and other television networks and on numerous radio programs. He has participated in numerous panel discussions and debates on the immigration issue on college campuses and other venues across the United States. He is a Senior Fellow with Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) and is a columnist for FrontPage Magazine. He hosts his own radio program, “The Michael Cutler Hour” that airs on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM, Eastern Time on USA Talk Radio.
His website is http://michaelcutler.net/