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Guest worker amnesty program: worst possible thing for America










By Michael Cutler
July 26, 2009

The news article appeared in last week's edition of the Examiner, a local newspaper in New York. It raises an issue I have been hammering for the longest time, that the massive influx of illegal aliens creates opportunities for more criminal activities and the exploitation of aliens who are forced into various criminal situations including women who are coerced, in one way or another, to work as prostitutes.

Generally the women who are exploited are themselves illegal aliens and they are placed in an untenable situation, often by the same smugglers who bring in illegal aliens, most of whom are young men who will accept employment for substandard wages under conditions that are so substandard as to be patently illegal. Because the majority of the workers are young men who are not accompanied by their wives or girlfriends, it is easy for the smugglers to make significant money by trafficking in women to work in the brothels frequented by those aliens.

The point that needs to be made is that while the advocates for open borders often accuse those of us who want our nation's borders to be secured against the entry of illegal aliens whose identities, backgrounds and intention are unknown and unknowable, to be bigots or racists, the reality is that while I cannot speak for anyone but myself, my concern is that massive illegal immigration impacts so many aspects of our nation and all too often leads to further exploitation of vulnerable people including women who are forced to endure the humiliation of becoming prostitutes. I can also tell you that the great majority of the folks who I speak to who are also advocates for secure borders and an immigration system that has real integrity are equally concerned about these issues.

Illegal immigration leads to exploitation of those who are most vulnerable, contributes to criminal activities in the United States where a wide variety of crimes are concerned, adversely impacts national security, hammers our nation's economy, and hammers other areas of great concern such as education and health care.

I would also ask you to consider this paragraph that appears in the article:

-In June 2007, police in San Antonio arrested a mother and her two daughters for smuggling two minors out of Mexico to use them as prostitutes. Once in the U.S., the girls ages 15 and 17, were told they would have to work as prostitutes for five years to pay off their smuggling fees of $3,000. They were threatened at gunpoint and told that if they did run away, that their families back in Mexico would be killed.

Not only does this paragraph address the issue of the underage girls who are often forced into prostitution, an experience that will forever scar them for the balance of their lives, but it also points out another point I have often made about how members of foreign gangs and criminal organizations are able to coerce various levels of cooperation from members of the immigrant community by threatening to kill or otherwise do great harm to the family members of immigrants who are living in the United States.

It is unconscionable that this issue is never addressed by so-called "pro-immigrant" organizations. These folks know damned well that these threats are often used by the various ethnic gangs and that this is not limited to just Latino gangs but is used by every gang from every foreign country and ethnicity.

The outrage is that often lawful immigrants who arrive in our country expecting to live a life free of the violence and threats of violence that terrified them in their home countries quickly find that the same thugs who made their lives miserable back home have managed to come to the United States and continue to prey upon them and their families both in the United States and in their home countries as well.

This is certainly not the "American Dream" but does represent one hell of a nightmare!

Our nation must not only secure its borders against the illegal entry of illegal aliens, but must create an immigration system that has meaningful integrity if our nation is to effectively address the many challenges confronting our country and our citizens.

In less than two years each and every member of the House of Representatives is up for reelection. In less than two years more than one third of the members of the United States Senate will have to face their constituents. They need to be reminded that they work for us, We the People!

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!

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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 implore you to get involved!

2009 - 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.











It is unconscionable that this issue is never addressed by so-called "pro-immigrant" organizations. These folks know damned well that these threats are often used by the various ethnic gangs and that this is not limited to just Latino gangs but is used by every gang from every foreign country and ethnicity.