Trump Administration’s Office to Assist Victims of Criminal Aliens, Prioritizes Innocent Lives

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By Michael W. Cutler

Mike is a Senior Fellow with CAPS and retired INS Senior Special Agent. During his 30-year career with the INS he rotated through all of the squads within the Investigations Branch. He was assigned to the Unified Intelligence Division of the DEA and for 10 years was assigned, as an INS Senior Special Agent, to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force. He has testified at numerous hearings conducted by committees and subcommittees of the House and Senate and provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission.

He hosts "The Michael Cutler Hour" on USA Talk Radio Fridays at 7 p.m. (EST) and is frequently interviewed by broadcast media on various aspects of immigration issues, especially the nexus to national security.

The writer's views are his own.

May 1, 2017

On April 26, 2017, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) posted a news release, “DHS announces launch of new office for victims of illegal immigrant crime - Office built with input from victims impacted by crime,” that is illustrative of President Trump’s pro-American mindset and commitment to keeping his immigration campaign promises.

This unprecedented action sent a loud and clear message that the administration will prioritize the needs of the victims of criminal aliens and their families over the desires and interests of criminal aliens.

Commonsense and morality should have compelled prior administrations to have similarly looked out for victims of criminals aliens. However, for a multitude of reasons, it took the administration of President Donald Trump to finally do the “right thing.”

Meanwhile, “sanctuary cities,” whose mayors should be given an MVP Award by ISIS and drug cartels, continue to refuse to cooperate with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) even where aliens who have committed serious crimes are concerned.

These mayors and even some governors have crafted a false narrative that begins with insisting that illegal aliens are actually “undocumented immigrants.” This bogus use of language attempts to confound any honest discussion about the nature of our immigration laws and their importance to national security and public safety, as well as the overall well-being of America and Americans.

America’s immigration laws were enacted to protect national security, public safety, public health and the lives and livelihoods of Americans.

Title 8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens provides clear and unequivocal evidence of how reasonable and vital our immigration laws are to America and Americans.

Therefore it is hard to imagine who could be opposed to the effective and fair enforcement of such fundamental laws. However, for decades, the enforcement and administration of our immigration laws, under a succession of administrations from both political parties, put the desires of aliens, special interest groups and corporations ahead of Americans.

Consequently, many Americans have lost their lives and livelihoods as a direct result of what I have come to refer to as Immigration Failures - By Design.

I recently wrote, “Immigration Fraud: Lies That Kill - 9/11 Commission identified immigration fraud as a key embedding tactic of terrorists,” in which I not only explored the two traditional forms of immigration fraud that involve fraudulent documents and fraud schemes such as marriage fraud and visa fraud, but also looked at the fraud perpetrated upon Americans by politicians, pollsters and special interest groups.

This fraud involves the use of Orwellian Newspeak and false arguments to convince Americans that it is reasonable to provide potentially tens of millions of illegal aliens with lawful status and import unlimited numbers of foreign workers, including high-tech workers, who displace experienced, successful and loyal employees for lower wages.

For these despicable fraudsters the loss of innocent lives is simply “collateral damage.”

MS-13 gang member.

On April 28, 2017, NBC reported, “AG Sessions Addresses the Street Gang MS-13’s Violent Grip on Long Island Suburbs.”

In the mid-1990s as a member of the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force, I began an investigation into the drug trafficking and violent crimes that this transnational gang was perpetrating on Long Island. Back then, the number of gang members was relatively small. The not-so-benign neglect of immigration law enforcement and immigration policies of the Obama administration enabled that pernicious gang and other such gangs to grow dramatically in numbers and metastasize across the United States.

The Trump administration, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has served notice that our immigration laws will be effectively enforced to protect national security and public safety.

That long-overdue message should encourage all Americans and also serve as notice to politicians who still “don’t get it.”

The immigration crisis has a simple solution. I refer to it as deterrence through enforcement. Any politician, on any level of government, who is not willing to act in the best interests of America and his/her constituents can expect consequences when they run for re-election.

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