"Educating Our Adversaries ~ Why educating foreign STEM students is bad for American workers and national security" My article for FrontPage Magazine

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My commentary for FrontPage Magazine today focuses on foreign students in the United States.  Today the United States has more than one million foreign students studying in roughly 9,000 schools and universities.  In the past year the number of foreign students increased significantly.

There are not enough ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents to even determine if all of these schools actually exist or if they are nothing more than fraud “mills” that for the appropriate “tuition” will file the appropriate paperwork to enable foreign students to enter the United States with student visas.  When students fail to show up for classes or drop out, it is up to the foreign student advisors to notify ICE.  (The honor system only works for honorable people!)

On the other hand, America’s most prestigious universities are educating students from around the world.  Upon graduation, these students will then be in the position to provide competition for beleaguered American STEM students and workers.  In some incredible and infuriating instances, as you will see in my article, today, terrorists availed themselves the opportunity to learn how to fly airplanes or even assemble bio-chemical weapons- trained by our best universities.

The 9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel detailed numerous examples of instances where terrorists not only made use of visa and immigration benefit fraud to enter the United States but to also embed themselves in the United States. Page 47 of this report noted:

Once terrorists had entered the United States, their next challenge was to find a way to remain here. Their primary method was immigration fraud. For example, Yousef and Ajaj concocted bogus political asylum stories when they arrived in the United States. Mahmoud Abouhalima, involved in both the World Trade Center and landmarks plots, received temporary residence under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers (SAW) program, after falsely claiming that he picked beans in Florida.”

This paragraph is found on page 98 of the report, under the title “Immigration Benefits:”

Terrorists in the 1990s, as well as the September 11 hijackers, needed to find a way to stay in or embed themselves in the United States if their operational plans were to come to fruition. As already discussed, this could be accomplished legally by marrying an American citizen, achieving temporary worker status, or applying for asylum after entering. In many cases, the act of filing for an immigration benefit sufficed to permit the alien to remain in the country until the petition was adjudicated. Terrorists were free to conduct surveillance, coordinate operations, obtain and receive funding, go to school and learn English, make contacts in the United States, acquire necessary materials, and execute an attack.”

I hope you will find my article that FrontPage Magazine published today, September 19, 2015 to be truly educational!

Educating Our Adversaries

Why educating foreign STEM students is bad for American workers and national security.

September 10, 2015     Michael Cutler

It took Donald Trump to raise the issue of immigration in the first place and now other presidential candidates are either trying to sidestep the immigration crisis altogether or attempting to come up with their own way of promising to deal with the immigration crisis.  

That the issue is now a major factor in this election is a positive development- immigration is a major factor of nearly every challenge and threat America and Americans face in this turbulent and perilous era.

While the border that is supposed to separate the United States from Mexico must be made secure, there are many other components to the immigration system that are no less important.

On July 7, 2014, FrontPage published my article, Border Security and the Immigration Colander.

The issue of visa violators is another of those “holes”  in the bottom of the “Immigration Colander.

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 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!”
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 discovered 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 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?

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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