CAPS Blog - Michael W. Cutler

Immigration and Terrorism – It’s About More Than Vetting Refugees

Until recently, most of our leaders and journalists made the issue of security along the U.S.-Mexican border the focus of failures of the immigration system. They ignored the fact that it has been estimated that some 40 percent of the illegal aliens present in the United States were aliens who violated the terms of their admission by overstaying, working on jobs they were not legally authorized...

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False Security is Worse than No Security

Security procedures and background checks were top topics on news programs after Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed October 31 shortly after taking off from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, destined for St. Petersburg, Russia. Yesterday’s attacks in Paris, believed to have been conducted by ISIS terrorists, have now eclipsed coverage of the downing of the Russian...

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The Alienation of Americans

As the political campaigns for the Presidency continue and multiple debates provide American voters with the candidates’ positions, without exception, the candidates – irrespective of political party affiliation – have forgotten that, while they seek one of the most prestigious jobs in the world, millions of Americans simply want decent jobs. Increasingly American citizens are...

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Administration Poised to Provide More Jobs for Aliens

Virtually every politician who seeks public office promises to “create new jobs” and “bring American jobs back to America.” While it may take years and considerable money for a start-up company to be in the position to actually begin hiring new employees, effective immigration law enforcement could free up millions of jobs (with minimal expenditure of capital) by imposing...

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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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