‘DREAM Act’ a Legislative Nighmare For All Americans

Once again the administration and members of Congress of both Houses and from both political parties are again ramping up efforts to ram an amnesty program through the legislative process and down the throats of the citizens of our nation. These legislative betrayals go by a couple of different names. One such program is a true “Trojan Horse.” It goes by the deceptive name of the “DREAM Act” that would purportedly help children. The reality is that it would enable illegal aliens up to 35 years of age to participate in this program. I would love to know in what culture or perhaps, on what planet, a person who is 35 years old is considered a child?

I have written extensively about my opposition to the DREAM Act as well as my opposition to “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” a bit of legislative back stabbing taht I have come to refer to as the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act!”

There are a list of reasons to oppose these proposed legislative nightmares, but first and foremost is the concern our government should have, but does not, about national security and the safety of our citizens. The point is that these amnesty programs would require our government to issue official identity documents to millions of illegal aliens who, in the parlance of the advocates for open borders and amnesty programs for illegal aliens refer to these aliens as being “undocumented.”

They prefer this term to the legally accurate term of “illegal alien” in an apparent attempt to minimize the significance of the fact that these people are foreign nationals who are illegally present. However, let us consider, for a moment the term “Undocumented.” This relates to the fact that these illegal aliens have no official paperwork to attest to their true names, their countries of citizenship or anything else about them. This means that there is no way of determining if they have criminal histories is other countries and may, in fact, be fugitives in other countries. There is no way of knowing if they are affiliated with criminal or terrorist organizations and no way of knowing if they are involved with transnational criminal organizations. These folks cannot substantiate their answer to the most fundamental question that we normally ask of people we meet, “Who are you?”

As a senior fellow for CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) I wrote a posting for the CAPS website this week that addresses the issue of how terrorists and criminals make use of false identities and documents that enable them to create false identities for themselves. As was the case during the disastrous amnesty of 1986 that provided some 4 million illegal aliens with lawful status under virtually any name that these aliens claim related to them, the focus of my commentary for the CAPS blog this week was the issue of false identity documents, the rings that produce and cell them and how this all endangers our safety and the security of our nation.

As you may also know, I have been affiliated with CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization) for some time and hence I decided that I would forward my posting for their blog to you.

It is also commonsense that security begins at the borders of a nation- but for our nation, our borders have become little more than speed bumps to anyone who is determined to enter our country. There are so many areas in which the security of our homeland has been compromised by leaders who are apparently more focused on currying favor with special interest groups and those with deep pockets than they are with truly delivering the security we are entitled to and have right to expect- especially in this particularly dangerous era!

The securing of our nation’s borders and the effective enforcement and administration of our nation’s immigration laws are, arguably, among the most important of all missions that are supposed to be carried out by our federal government.

Nothing less than the security of our nation and safety of our citizens hang in the balance!

A country without secure borders can no more stand than can a house without walls!

I f our country is to survive and if our children and their children are to get their share of the “American Dream” the citizens of this nation must take their citizenship seriously!

We the People must be the best citizens we can be, citizens who are worthy of the gallantry demonstrated by our valiant men and women in the military, law enforcement and firefighters, who routinely go in harm’s way in defense of this nation and our citizens.

My goal in writing this and other commentaries is to point out our nations many failings before more victims pay the ultimate price for the incompetence and ineptitude of our government.

The first step in problem-solving is to first identify the problems and vulnerabilities and then devise strategies to overcome them.

If you find yourself to be in agreement with this commentary, I ask that you forward it to as many of your friends and family members as possible and encourage them to do the same. We need to create a “Bucket Brigade of Truth!”

The practice of good citizenship does not end in the voting booth, it only begins there.

The large scale apathy demonstrated by citizens of this nation has emboldened elected representatives to all but ignore the needs of the average American citizen in a quest for massive campaign funds and the promises of votes to be ostensibly delivered by special interest groups. There is much that we cannot do but there is one thing that We the People absolutely must do- we must stop sitting on the sidelines!

The collective failure of We the People to get involved in make our concerns known to our politicians have nearly made the concerns of the great majority of the citizens of this nation all but irrelevant to the politicians.

I believe our nation’s is greatly benefited by the rich diversity of our people which is why I could never imagine living anywhere except New York City, arguably the most diverse city in our nation if not, in fact, the world. However, my idea of diversity most certainly does not include members of MS-13, the Mexican drug cartels or members of other transnational gangs or members of al-Qaeda!

If this situation concerns you or especially if it angers you, I ask you to call your Senators and Congressional “Representative. This is not only your right- it is your obligation!

All I ask is that you make it clear to our politicians that we are not as dumb as they hope we are!

We live in a perilous world and in a perilous era. The survival of our nation and the lives of our citizens hang in the balance.

This is neither a Conservative issue, nor is it a Liberal issue- simply stated, this is most certainly an AMERICAN issue!

You are either part of the solution or you are a part of the problem!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!

Lead, follow or get out of the way!

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.