CAPS Blog - Michael W. Cutler

Refugee Resettlement Program Raises Unsettling Issues

Last week, I addressed the county council of Spartanburg, South Carolina, on the issue of resettlement of refugees in that community. Residents were upset that their local politicians had apparently abrogated their responsibilities to represent them by not taking a stand on the refugee resettlement. Many local residents had multiple concerns about this program, but their chief concern was how...

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Presidential Candidates Dance around Need for Effective Immigration Enforcement

Immigration has emerged as the critical issue in the Presidential campaign. Most of the candidates have agreed the U.S.-Mexico border must be made secure, although former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has declared that securing that border and deporting illegal aliens would simply cost too much. Incredibly, Jeb has declared illegal immigration to be “An act of love.” I would suggest that he...

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Controversy over Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump’s entrance into the Presidential campaign has turned the world of career politicians, and the lobbyists who support their campaigns, upside down and inside out. At the root of their consternation is immigration, a topic that most politicians and journalists have tried their best to avoid and the issue that Trump has focused on with laser-like intensity.   Immigration has...

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The Immigration Tipping Point

For decades many Americans were ambivalent about immigration. The false arguments made by the open borders advocates – whom I have come to refer to as the “Immigration Anarchists” – succeeded in suppressing the truth from the majority of American citizens.   The notion that the United States has just four “border states” was blindly accepted by many...

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Heroin Epidemic: The Real Metric for Determining Border Security

With the exception of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, all other candidates have made securing the U.S.-Mexican border a priority. While the U.S.-Mexican border must be made secure, the goal of securing that border is as deceptive as are the claims of the administration that the borders have never been more secure. Purely focusing on the U.S.-Mexican border ignores the fact that, as I have...

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Categories: crime Tags: Drugs, Drug Cartels, heroin, crime

Sanctuary Cities and Collateral Damage

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “collateral damage” as “deaths, injuries, and damage to the property of people who are not in the military that happen as a result of the fighting in a war.” Our nation’s military services have deployed extremely expensive and increasingly sophisticated “smart weapons” to all but eliminate collateral damage among...

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Prosecutorial Deception: The $21 Billion DHS Betrayal

On June 17, 2015, the House Subcommittee on National Security and the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits and Administrative Rules, conducted a joint oversight hearing concerning “A Review of the President’s Executive Actions on Immigration.” IG John Roth of DHS. DHS Inspector General (IG) John Roth testified at this hearing along with the directors...

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Immigration System Must Work for Best Interests of Americans

America's immigration laws were originally enacted to protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers by preventing the entry and continued presence of aliens engaged in crime, espionage and terrorism and aliens who would provide unfair competition for American workers. Today the administration seems focused on how to enable immigration policies to provide for the needs of aliens,...

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A Recap: Obama's Unlawful Immigration Amnesty Has No Appeal

For years the Obama administration has run roughshod over the immigration system. It is inconceivable that any rational leader would refuse to enforce immigration laws that serve as America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals, especially in this perilous era. At a time when tens of millions of American workers,...

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Bin Laden, The 9/11 Commission Report and Immigration

On May 2, 2011, a team of highly skilled and incredibly courageous U.S. Navy SEALS staged a raid on the Pakistani compound of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist behind the mass killings in the United States on September 11, 2001. He and others in the compound were killed, and a huge treasure-trove of documents was seized. It has been widely reported that a review of these documents uncovered that...

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