Home Authors Posts by Michael Cutler

Michael Cutler


Michael Cutler, a former Senior INS Investigator, an expert witness in more than a dozen Congressional Hearings is a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and an advisor to the ‘911 Families for a Secure America.’ He writes about the nexus between immigration and national security.

Citizens of This Nation Must Take Their Citizenship Seriously!

How in blazes can we hope to protect our nation and our citizens from terrorists and transnational criminals who desire to come to our country to ply their 'trades' and kill still more innocent victims?

Republican Presidential Debate in Iowa: US Economy Takes Center Stage

Journalists and Candidates Suffered From Tunnel Vision at Iowa Republican Presidential Debate

‘War on Terror and Drugs’ Must Be Fought Over Here as...

How many times did you hear former President George W. Bush make that absurd claim? How many times did you hear other 'leaders' make that baseless and nonsensical claim?

Importing Foreign Nationals Causes American Families to Live Below Poverty Line!

There is no rational, reasonable or moral reason for our nation to provide educational and career opportunity for foreign nationals (aliens) when Americans are losing their jobs and their homes

Michael Cutler Provides a Unique Perspective for Combating Human Trafficking

I hope that my experiences as an INS Special Agent, and especially as one of the first members of the Anti-Smuggling Unit in the New York District Office of the INS, can be helpful in providing a unique perspective.

Aviation Security Should Be a Top Priority

In preparing to board an airliner, passengers are often subjected to a search that is even more thorough than a search conducted by law enforcement officers when they arrest a suspect who is believed to have committed a felony.

An Interview on The American Perspective with Judyth Piazza

Several days ago I was contacted by Judyth Piazza about being a guest on her popular radio program, The American Perspective.
el mamito

Zetas Say All Weapons Bought in US, Some From US Government

In the days, weeks and months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 it became clear that one of the areas of vulnerability for our nation was the failure of various law enforcement and intelligence agencies to share information. This 'f

US Offers ‘Target Rich’ Environment for Terrorists

Last year when I struck up a conversation with a flight attendant as I flew home following a stint as an expert witness at a trial in which immigration was at issue, the discussion turned to the DHS and the TSA.

Providing More Privacy Protection for Illegal Aliens An Infuriating Reality

It is therefore particularly infuriating that illegal aliens, whose presence in our country, in and of itself, represents a violation of our laws are provided with far more privacy protections than are United States citizens and lawful immigrants- e

ICE Re-brands ‘Illegal Aliens’ to ‘Victims of Human Trafficking!’

The alien who pays a smuggler to enable him to enter our country surreptitiously is certainly committing a violation of law- yet in this insane world, the federal government that is charged with securing our nation's borders from unlawful entry of

‘Catch and Release’ Scheme for Criminal Aliens an Insane ICE Policy

There is a wonderful saying that there is no honor among thieves! I can assure that there is no honor among those who would violate our immigration laws and our criminal laws and commit serious crimes, often crimes that hurt innocent victims. Should

ICE Prosecutes Smugglers But Fails to Arrest Thousands of Smuggled Aliens

The smuggled aliens came from countries as diverse as Brazil and India and, likely, other far flung countries.

Presence of Mexican Cartels Signifies America’s Borders are Far From Secure!

A couple of weeks ago I made the statement that at present a couple of hundred cities across the United States have become infested by members of the extremely violent Mexican drug cartels, thereby making it clear that no matter what Janet Napolitan

ICE Fails To Note Citizenship Status of Notorious MS-13 Gang Members

In writing a story or a report about an event the questions of who, what, where, why, when and how must be answered. Yet a news release issued by ICE failed to address the immigration status and citizenship of members of a transnational gang.

Illegal Immigration Leads To Unspeakable Exploitation And Suffering

Someone really needs to take these people to a construction site, a coal mine, a steel foundry or a road under construction where Americans trudge off to work each and every day and do hard work that the folks making these assertions could never rela

‘Walked Guns’ are on The Rise Across Border to Mexico

As you likely know, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is coming under extreme scrutiny as an result of what appears to be one of the most unfathomable investigations imaginable that was code-named, 'Fast and Furious.'

Lack of Security Along US Borders Makes DHS a ‘Failure’

What is the real outrage is that time and time again President Obama, Janet Napolitano and senior members of the Congress such as Chuck Schumer who chairs the Senate Immigration Subcommittee and a long list of others who advocate for the implementat

Terrorists Often Use Student Visa Process to Enter United States

While we are on the topic of how terrorists have gamed the process by which visas are provided to students from foreign countries that enable them to enter the United States, we should also consider how often aliens engage in marriage fraud whereby

Massive Influx of Exploitable Workers Drives Down American Economy

In considering the dangers that illegal aliens pose to the safety and well being of our nation and our citizens, you need only consider the categories of aliens whose admission into the United States is supposed to be prevented by the inspection pro