It is not ‘Anti-Immigrant’ to Want to Secure America’s Borders

“They Come to America”

Dennis Lynch, the director/producer who filmed “They Come to America” about a year ago is now working on a sequel that will focus on the nexus between immigration and national security.

A couple of weeks ago he interviewed me near Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan for his new documentary. I am looking forward to seeing the completed film, given the ongoing push by the administration to provide “pathways to citizenship” for unknown millions of illegal aliens, this film could not come at a better time or be of greater importance!

A brief segment of my interview:

It is not “anti-immigrant” to want to secure America’s borders or enforce America’s immigration laws- our borders and our immigration laws exist for just two primary purposes- to protect innocent lives and protect the jobs of American and lawful immigrant workers of every race, religion and ethnicity by preventing the entry of aliens into the United States whose presence would be harmful to America and Americans and to seek their removal if they succeed in entering the United States and/or violate the terms of their admission after they are admitted into the United States.

Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182 enumerates the various categories of aliens who are to be excluded from the United States. A review of those categories makes the intention and importance of our immigration laws, our borders and the inspections process crystal clear. Among the classes of aliens who are supposed to be excluded from the United States are who suffer from dangerous communicable diseases. Aliens who suffer extreme mental illness and are prone to violence or are sex offenders (rapists and pedophiles). Additional categories of excludible aliens include convicted felons, drug traffickers, human traffickers, money launderers, human rights violators, war criminals, terrorists and spies. Finally, aliens who would seek to work illegally or become public charges are also to be kept out of the United States.

Immigration is not a single issue but a singular issue that impacts nearly every challenge and threat confronting the United States today! The two primary goals of our country’s immigration laws are to protect innocent lives and protect the jobs of American and lawful immigrant workers.

Our armed forces are charged with securing America’s borders externally while the DHS is supposed to secure those same borders from within!

If our government’s failures to protect American jobs by securing our nation’s borders and effectively enforcing our immigration laws 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!

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.