Enlisting ‘DREAMERS’ Into Our Military May Create a Nightmare

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On October 1, 2014 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my latest commentary:
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My piece was predicated on the September 25, 2014 announcement that the administration would, once again, act unilaterally to provide illegal alien “DREAMers” with the opportunity to join the U.S. Military and be rewarded with an expedited pathway to United States citizenship.  

Congressman Jeff Denham had proposed a similar measure in his ENLIST Act but it failed to garner the support of Congress.  Enter the president with his tactic of circumventing the will of the American citizens as articulated by the Congress.
My article for CAPS delves into reasons why this program is extremely dangerous to national security.
Consider the fact that under the provisions of Title 18 U.S. Code § 922 – Unlawful acts (Firearms) it is a felony for an illegal alien to possess a firearm.
The administration has been adamant about making it more difficult for United States citizens to possess firearms and with this program illegal aliens who have been granted temporary lawful status without so much as a face-to-face interview, let alone a field investigation, will not only be provided with firearms and some of the best firearms training in the world.
It is also important to note that not long ago the administration pushed thousands of veteran soldiers out the door to reduce the number of Americans in our military.  Once again Americans are being replaced by foreign nationals.  This is happening in the corporate world and now, unbelievably, now in our armed forces.
The administration claims that these aliens will be carefully vetted.  Somehow I am not convinced.  Consider the following:

On May 2, 2013, I was interviewed by Megyn Kelly of Fox News about the terror bombing of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013:

Immigration Expert: The System Failed in Boston and Keeps on Failing

On July 30, 2012 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my commentary:

Fraud: The Immigration Vulnerability That Undermines the Immigration System and National Security

On July 20, 2013 the Washington Times published a truly disturbing report:

Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreigners; report could hurt immigration deal

On November 20, 2013 ABC News reported:

Exclusive: US May Have Let ‘Dozens’ of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

This is not a new problem, on July 13, 2011 the Washington Times published a truly disturbing article:

Visas reviewed to find those who overstayed / Aim is to find any would-be terrorists

On September 20, 2013 CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) posted my article about the failures of the vetting process for alien applicants who apply for immigration benefits:

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Background Checks Require a Reality Check

I wrote that commentary in response to the cries of outrage from members of Congress and President Obama in demanding to know how both Snowden who made illegal unauthorized disclosures about the NSA and the Washington Navy Yard shooter- Alexander Alexis could have been granted security clearances.

Both of these individuals were subjected to full field investigations which involved face to face interviews with them and with their neighbors, family members and co-workers. It is absolutely important to find out if the way that their background investigations were conducted could have been more effective.

On June 20, 2013 the Huffington Post ran a report:

“USIS Under Investigation Over Edward Snowden Background Check”

(For the sake of clarity- USIS is a private company and not related to USCIS, an agency under the aegis of ghe DHS.)

It is worth considering a statement by Senator Claire McCaskill, contained in that report:

“We are limited in what we can say about this investigation because it is an ongoing criminal matter,” McCaskill said. “But it is a reminder that background investigations can have real consequences for our national security.”


Yet Ms McCaskill and members of Congress who have demanded to know how the system that provided clearances to these two individuals have yet to say a word about how USCIS provides identity documents to illegal aliens whose true identities, actual dates of entry into the United States, backgrounds and affiliations are unknown and unknowable.

In fact, McCaskill is an ardent supporter of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. How in the world can she talk about the true importance of proper background checks from a perspective of national security while being a staunch advocate for a program that would provide official identity documents to unknown millions of aliens who evaded the inspections process, to surreptitiously enter the United States, for reasons only known to them? Can she not hear her own words?

The administration ill-conceived DACA (Deferred Action- Childhood Arrival) program has already provided hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens up to age 31, with temporary lawful status and identity documents without so much as a face-to-face interview. There are no resources to conduct field investigations to seek to uncover fraud in the applications. What could possibly go wrong with that program?

On October 28, 2013 CAPS posted my commentary about the dangers posed by current failures of the immigration system and the ability Terrorists and others who pose a threat to national security and public safety to game the system. Dumping millions of files onto the desks of adjudications officers who cannot deal with their workload now would only serve to exacerbate this serious threat to America and Americans- indeed all who are present in the United States including members of the various immigrant communities. My article was titled:

Criminals Terrorists War Criminals Hide Plain Sight Through Immigration Fraud

It is the myriad ways that the immigration system is failing was my focus for my article that FrontPage Magazine posted on July 7, 2014: 
The importance of our borders and our immigration laws cannot be overemphasized.  In the war on terror and transnational gangs, they are our first line of defense and our last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals.  They are equally important to American workers who are facing unfair competition from foreign workers, aided and abetted by the administration and advocates for “Sanctuary Cities” and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

On June 13, 2013 I was interviewed by Neil Cavuto at Fox News on the topic:

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?

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.


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.

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.
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.

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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