CAPS Blog - Michael W. Cutler

Immigration Meltdown: The Far-Ranging Consequences for America

The human tsunami of illegal aliens, principally from Central America, many of them minors, continues to flood the southwest border of the United States, garnering attention from journalists around the country and, indeed, around the world. Michelle Malkin's June 11, 2014, column, “The New Dumping Grounds,” provides insight and perspective on what this means to the U.S. and our citizens,...

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Flow of Minor Illegal Aliens Continues, ‘NIMBY’ Emerges from Supporters

The crisis along America's southwest border continues to be the lead story for news organizations across the United States and beyond. For weeks, thousands of unaccompanied minor illegal aliens have flooded across U.S. borders in record numbers, often seeking Border Patrol agents to whom they surrender. For decades, illegal aliens from virtually every country have sought entry into the U.S....

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Categories: Dream Act Tags: NIMBY, children, DACA, DREAM Act

Betrayal of the American Dream

Today the American Dream is becoming less attainable than ever before, while the middle class continues to shrink as America's economy falters. American college graduates are finding it increasingly difficult to find jobs within their areas of training. They expected their educations would provide them with solid careers and their share of the American Dream. They are unable to find jobs in their...

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Border Security Is Not An Option

For decades the federal government has failed to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.  These failures ignore commonsense and the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. Our borders and our immigration laws are America's first line of defense and last line of defense against transnational criminals and international terrorists. When the “Gang of Eight” drew up “Comprehensive...

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Advice to Politicians: No Guts No Glory

My dad used to tell me that we cannot fool young children and dogs. I would suggest that over the long haul, politicians cannot fool voters. I am blessed with four wonderful children. When they were young I told them that there are three speed limits in nature that they must be cognizant of. There is the speed of light which, according to Einstein, established the absolute speed limit for the...

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Immigration and the ‘Mushroom Treatment’

During my career with the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), my colleagues and I would refer to those instances when we knew that we were not being given critical information or were being provided with false or misleading information as being given the “mushroom treatment.” We used that term because the way to cultivate and grow mushrooms is to keep them in the dark and feed...

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How? Why?

As Americans, we need to more frequently ask our political leaders “How?” and “Why?” When politicians say, in unison and virtually by rote, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform would help the U.S. economy,” we need to ask, “How?” Each year, $100 to $200 billion is wired out of the United States to the home countries of both legal and illegal foreign workers in the U.S. Clearly, this has an impact on...

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Administration's Immigration Policies Create De Facto Amnesty, Encourage More Illegal Immigration

The Senate bill (S.744) that would have created Comprehensive Immigration Reform was defeated in the last session of Congress. The media played up the fact that Americans who opposed that disastrous legislation “won.” Most so-called “journalists” noted that the “victory” belonged to the “Anti-Immigrant” groups. Of course it is anything but Anti-Immigrant to oppose the implementation of a massive...

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Laws Irrelevant if not Enforced

Generally laws are enacted to deter undesirable activities or actions. The enforcement of such laws is primarily done for two reasons: to punish those who commit the violations of laws and to deter others who would contemplate violating those same laws. Our immigration laws exist for two primary purposes: to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers. It is generally agreed that the...

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Trading National Security for Profit

Once again the call is going out to loosen visa requirements – this time to increase profits through higher levels of tourism. According to a February 23, 2014 Newsmax article, “Easing Visa Rules Could Bring in $123 Billion a Year,” a Cato Institute report finds that eliminating the visa requirement for “many foreigners” could increase the annual number of foreign tourists to the United States....

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