By Michael Cutler
My article today was predicated on the the fact that here we are, 18 years after the horrific terror attacks of September 11, 2001 which killed many more than the often stated “3,000 victims” considering that tens of thousands of people were sickened by their exposure to the toxins released as a direct consequence of the the terror attacks. Thousands of additional victims have already died while more are terribly ill and are dying.
The 9/11 Commission, to which I provided testimony was convened to determine what went wrong so that we could protect America and Americans from future barbaric terror attacks. While the 9/11 Commission made it crystal clear that the terror attacks of 9/11 and others that preceded that attack were only possible because of multiple failures of the immigration system.
Subsequent terror attacks have occurred throughout the United States since 9/11 that were also perpetrated or attempted to be perpetrated by aliens who easily gamed the immigration system.
Yet neither political party have the integrity to properly fund immigration law enforcement, construct a wall to secure our porous borders.
The Democrats have, beyond all comprehension, created “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” that harbor and shield illegal aliens including transnational criminals, international terrorists and foreign fugitives from detection by DHS.
After the attacks of 9/11 a virtual mantra was created when a slew of politicians elbowed their way to podiums, preferably with television cameras capturing their statements, and demanded to know “Why did no one connect the dots?”
Today you will undoubtedly be shocked to know that those dots were well-connected years before 9/11, but then utterly ignored (As a result of constant, incessant, Arab and Muslim propaganda using the ploy of political correctness and blurring the language of Islamic Terrorism with vague euphemisms like Jihad, moral equivalency, and a compliant, supportive media) jsk
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. 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.”
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.
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.
Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) 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!
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.
The Michael Cutler Hour. Happy Friday! There is much to consider this evening as we prepare to remember the 18th anniversary of the barbaric, horrific terror ..
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