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By Michael Cutler
November 26, 2008

I have read a commentary that appears in today's edition of that is focused on immigration and the needs of immigration attorneys.

You will notice that the term "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" is nowhere to be found in the article. The alias now being used to describe Comprehensive Immigration Reform is "CIR." These are the initials of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. As the saying goes, "A rose by any other name..."

When I was a young boy growing up in Brooklyn there was a silly joke/riddle making the rounds back in junior high school (today that school is referred to as intermediate school). You would ask, "What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephant walking down the road/" The answer was, "Here come the elephants walking down the road.) Next you would ask, "What did Tarzan say when he saw the elephant walking down the road while he was wearing sunglasses?" Most kids would say, "Here comes the elephant walking down the road with sunglasses on." You were supposed to respond by saying, "You are wrong dummy: Tarzan couldn't recognize the elephant because he was wearing sunglasses!"

The idea that you could disguise a huge elephant by making him wear sunglasses was obviously preposterous- it is no less preposterous that the attorneys believe that using the initials CIR instead of the term Comprehensive Immigration Reform would confuse us!

Clearly the immigration lawyers know where their bread is buttered!

Imagine the incentive that they have to push and push hard to see Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) enacted. They would have more clients than they would know what to do with! The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act that crashed and burned in the United States Senate last year, among other things, would have required the federal government to subsidize legal fees for all of the illegal aliens who would have filed for amnesty!!!

Stop and contemplate this. When you file a tax return as mandated by law- federal law, state law and perhaps, even city law, are your accounting fees subsidized by your government on any level?

You abide by the law, work your tail off seeking to support yourself and your family members and you have to pay for the services of the accountant or tax preparer who assists you in meeting your legal obligation to file a tax return. Yet illegal aliens would have been provided with subsidized legal assistance! If this is government by the people and for the people, what people are they referring to?

The attorneys and the politicians know damned well that the great majority of the citizens of our nation oppose CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform). That is obviously the reason for the change in nomenclature.

The time has come for We the People to establish a relationship with our politicians who purport to represent us. We the People need to let the members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate precisely where we stand on the issue of CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform).

The idea that somehow the enforcement of the immigration laws that are already on the books should be balanced by admitting an additional one half million lawful immigrants is sheer lunacy!

If CIR is permitted to be enacted into law, there will be no going back! The impact on our nation will be nothing short of devastating. I said that "If CIR is permitted to be enacted into law" because our government is supposed to be governed by the principle of "representative democracy." No matter how screwed up so many politicians may be, they all are sensitive to the will of the constituents who can vote them onto the unemployment line.

The way that these politicians become aware of the will of their constituents is when We the People call the politicians, write them (e-mail, 'snail mail' or fax), or arrange to visit with a staffer and ask to see the politician, himself.

The so much hanging in the balance, it is vital that we put aside other issues and make this effort a major priority! It is vital for our nation's security and survival and it is vital for our futures and the future of our children and their children!

I have written this commentary to try to alert you to the challenges confronting our nation. Now it is up to you, the citizens of this nation, to contact your elected representatives and demand that they represent you and your family and to protect our nation. This is the burden all Americans must bear.

Many years ago there was a clever campaign mounted by the American Red Cross. They hung signs in buses and subway cars in New York City that were aimed at those New Yorkers who would fail to donate blood by saying, "Remember, to the other guy, you are the other guy! This certainly applies in this situation.

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The safety of our nation begins at its borders. It is therefore essential that our borders be secured and that our immigration bureaucracy honor those who abide by the laws and seeks to weed out those who would commit fraud and those who would assist them.

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!

2008 - Michael Cutler - All Rights Reserved

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Michael W. Cutler graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1971 with a B.A. in Communications Arts and Sciences. Mr. Cutler began working for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in October 1971 when he entered on duty as an Immigration Inspector assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport. In August 1975 he became a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) for the INS at NYC.

He rotated through virtually every squad in the Investigations Branch. From 1988 until 1991 he was assigned as the INS representative to the Unified Intelligence Division (UID) of the DEA in New York. In 1991 he was promoted to the position of Senior Special Agent and was assigned to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) which required that he work with members of other law enforcement agencies including the FBI, DEA, ATF, U.S. Customs and local and state police as well as law enforcement organizations of other countries including Israel, Canada, Great Britain and Japan, to conduct investigations of aliens involved in major drug trafficking organizations. He retired from the INS in February 2002, after a career that spanned some 30 years.

Finally, Michael Cutler has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Lou Dobbs, Fox News, MSNBC and many other television and radio news-oriented programs to discuss the enforcement of immigration laws.












The idea that you could disguise a huge elephant by making him wear sunglasses was obviously preposterous- it is no less preposterous that the attorneys believe that using the initials CIR instead of the term Comprehensive Immigration Reform would confuse us!