Concealing the Facts on Refugee Resettlement

ColumnLogo-1Michael Cutler October 1, 2015

A case study on how the media and duplicitous politicians hide the truth from the public.

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The 9/11 Commission was clear in its findings and warnings that for the most part, nearly all terrorists who had been identified by the 9/11 Commission had not run the US/Mexican border but had been admitted into the United States at ports of entry via the established inspections process mandated by our laws.  The terrorists committed visa fraud, lied to the inspectors at ports of entry and used altered or counterfeit travel documents. Some made false claims of “credible fear” in their applications for political asylum.

The 9/11 Commission also identified visa fraud and immigration benefit fraud- especially political asylum fraud, as being the primary methods for terrorists to enter the United States and embed themselves in the United States as they went about their deadly preparations to launch deadly terror attacks inside the United States.

On October 1, 2015 the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and the Public Interest, chaired by Senator Jeff Sessions will conduct a hearing on the topic:  Oversight of the Administration’s FY 2016 Refugee Resettlement Program: Fiscal and Security Implications

On October 7, 2015 the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Bob Goodlatte and the House Subcommittee on Immigration chaired by Representative Trey Gowdy will jointly conduct a similar hearing on the topic: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Its Impact on the Security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Bob Goodlatte issued the following statement about the upcoming hearing:

While the United States already has the most generous refugee policies in the world, we must ensure that those seeking refuge in the United States do not pose national security threats to our nation. Recently, President Obama announced his intention to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States over the coming year. Because the Obama Administration has failed to address the rise of ISIS in Syria and the region, a humanitarian crisis has erupted. I am deeply concerned about the rise of ISIS, its threat to our national security, and the humanitarian crisis it has created. 

“Next week, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the national security and public safety implications of our nation’s refugee program, including the Obama Administration’s plan to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees. As we examine the Administration’s plan and the overall refugee program, it’s important to remember that most refugees prefer to go back to their home countries and live in peace. The best way to stem this refugee crisis is to promote peace in the region and support humanitarian operations in affected countries and not try to bring more and more people to the United States.” 

Here is Trey Gowdy’s statement about the purpose of this hearing:

“America has a proud history of providing refuge for those who have been persecuted for their beliefs or otherwise face imminent harm. But we also have a duty to ensure the necessary background checks can be done to stop terrorists from exploiting Americans’ generosity and ruthlessly taking more innocent lives. 

“The Administration has not provided certainty to Congress that they have a plan to prevent ISIS from infiltrating our country through the refugee program. Instead, the President’s idea of consultation is to decide to accept thousands of new refugees with or without congressional support. This displacement has occurred because of this Administration’s feckless foreign policy. Many of those displaced want a safe, secure homeland in or near the Middle East and that should be the priority. We look forward to examining our refugee program at this upcoming hearing.” 

On September 30, 2015 my article for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) addressed the national security concerns that the refugee resettlement program creates.  That article was entitled:

Refugee Resettlement Program Raises Unsettling Issues

Additionally, my previous article for FrontPage Magazine, published on September 15, 2015 also addressed this issue and was entitled:

The Refugee Crisis Must Not Undermine U.S. National Security – America’s enemies must not be permitted to turn our compassion into a weapon to use against us.

Now, as a consequence of the abject failures of administration policies in the Middle East, the United States stands on the precipice of admitting thousands of refugees from a country (Syria) that is in a state of near free-fall and whose government is our adversary and certainly has no interest in helping us vet the tsunami of refugees headed our way.  As would be the case with any massive amnesty program for millions of illegal aliens, the refugee program is unable to effectively vet these individuals.  Consider the casualties that just 19 terrorists inflicted on the United States just over 14 years ago.  Consider the mayhem wrought by the two Tsarnaev brothers at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

It is time that when the “compassion card” is brought out- the issue of compassion must first take into account the safety and well-being of America and Americans.

I urge you to get involved and demand our elected representatives actually represent us- We the People!  The information contained in my article is being provided to educate as many of our fellow Americans as possible so that they can ask the right questions and make the appropriate demands on our political leaders and representatives.  The article for which I am providing the link below should motivate everyone who reads it to call his/her senators and representatives to demand answers to know what congress is going to do to protect America and Americans- especially our children!

Here is an additional suggestion- when you attend town hall meetings with political candidates- especially those running for President, when they declare that they want to “help America lead” by bringing in thousands or more likely, hundreds of thousands of highly skilled foreign workers, instead of applauding, stand up and say just two words:  “CITIZENS FIRST!”

Please pass this suggestion to as many folks as you can!

America, first and foremost, is comprised of its citizens not rivers parks and cities.  We have never had more American citizens, especially minority citizens, living below the poverty level.  We now expect that American kids will not do as well as their parents.  This is not how we will get America to lead.

Simply stated, American Lives Matter!!

One of the points of contention where political “liberals” and political “conservatives” are concerned is how much government is appropriate, with conservatives demanding less government and liberals generally believing in more government, an issue that should be agreed upon by all reasonable Americans is the need for our government to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.  This should not be a divisive issue- our immigration laws are completely and utterly blind as to race, religion and ethnicity and were enacted for the two primary purposes of protecting innocent lives and protecting the jobs of American workers.

If ever there was a “No brainer” issue- you would have to believe it would be the fair and effective enforcement of our immigration laws.

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.

The Summer 2015 edition of the quarterly journal, The Social Contract, just published my in-depth analysis of the nexus between immigration and national security and the threat of terrorism, “The 9/11 Commission Report and Immigration: An Assessment, Fourteen Years after the Attacks.”

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.”

On June 27, 2015 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my article, “Heroin Epidemic: The Real Metric for Determining Border Security.”

Remarkably politicians have declared that once our southern border is made secure it would be appropriate to then proceed with a massive amnesty program.  I addressed this folly in my February 5, 2015 FrontPage Magazine article: “The ‘Secure Our Border First Act’ Deception » Why it’s no solution to the immigration crisis.”

Before anyone gets the wrong idea- the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico must be made secure.  However, there are many other components of the immigration system that must also be effectively dealt with.  I have come to compare securing the US/Mexican border with the wing on an airplane.  An airplane without a wing will not fly, but a wing by itself goes nowhere!

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 November 15th 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,

“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 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:

Immigration bill a ‘No Go’ 

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!

-michael cutler-

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ABOUT MICHAEL CUTLER

Michael Cutler is a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) whose career spanned some 30 years. He served as an Immigration Inspector, Immigration Adjudications Officer and spent 26 years as an agent who rotated through all of the squads within the Investigations Branch. For half of his career he was assigned to the Drug Task Force. He has testified before well over a dozen congressional hearings, provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission as well as state legislative hearings around the United States and at trials where immigration is at issue. He hosts his radio show, “The Michael Cutler Hour,” on Friday evenings on BlogTalk Radio. His personal website is http://michaelcutler.net/.

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