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Michael Cutler, former INS agent, New York


The Truth About Amnesty
Amnesty overlooks the alien's illegal entry and ongoing illegal presence and creates a new legal status that allows the recipient to live and work in the country.

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U.S. Senate

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007
This is the highly controversial 'compromise' immigration reform bill that failed in the Senate. It drew more criticism than support from all sides in the debate.

Get the 790-page bill, S. 1348.

The Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration
Reform Act of 2007

This is the "security-first" bill that was designed to draw more votes for comprehensive immigration reform. It failed a critical vote in the Senate.

Get the 762-page bill, S. 1639.

GAO Testimony

Prospects For Biometric US-VISIT Exit Capability Remain Unclear
DHS has invested about $1.3 billion over 4 years and delivered basically one-half of US-VISIT, meaning that biometrically enabled entry capabilities are operating at almost 300 air, sea, and land POEs, but comparable exit capabilities are not. Moreover, the prospects for this changing are essentially as uncertain today as they were 4 years ago.

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CBO Testimony

Budgetary Impact of Current and Proposed Border Security and Immigration Policies
CBO estimates that implementation of S.2611 would require $81 billion in additional appropriations over the 10-year period, resulting in $78 billion in added outlays. Economic growth would increase by only a small degree.

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That Olde Anchor Baby Drag

By William Buchanan

Illegal immigrant women bear 300 to 400 thousand children in the United States each year.(1) These children are not immigrants but U.S. citizens. They have the same political rights and welfare eligibilities as all other Americans – plus the option, eventually, to bring in their foreign-born relatives. Moreover, that 400,000 figure understates the potential. Any woman on earth who can get here (by visa or stealth), and deliver, can join the “anchor baby” club.

Congress can end this preposterous arrangement. The power to do so is given in the Fourteenth Amendment’s Section 1 citizenship clause and Section 5 enabling measure.  Read more »

Michael Cutler on Lou Dobbs:

“We don't have the tools to properly identify many of these criminal aliens…”

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is finally taking steps to empty our jails of some 200,000 illegal alien convicts and to send them home. But this may be only a fraction of the illegal aliens in this country's prisons. How many illegal aliens? Federal officials don't know how many illegal aliens are in U.S. prisons. But now ICE is boosting efforts to try to find out and is in process of identifying and starting deportation proceedings on 200,000 inmates, both illegal aliens and immigrants who lost their legal status because they committed a crime.

Congress gave ICE $200 million to make sure that aliens are identified in all facilities. The object is to deport them directly after they serve their prison sentence, rather than the old way of releasing them onto the streets and then starting deportation hearings.

Some say more resources are needed to undertake this properly. According to Michael Cutler of the Center for Immigration Studies, “We don't have the tools to properly identify many of these criminal aliens, I suspect. Not all of them are going to jump up and be honest with you and tell you that they're illegal or deportable aliens.”

Once the removable process is started, many won't be deported for years, but at least prison authorities will know not to release them back into society.

Give Me Your Murderers, Your Huddled Cons...

"The Deporter" Book Review by Michael Cutler

America's immigration system is obviously broken, but to get a sense for just how dysfunctional it really is, scan the pages of Ames Holbrook's “The Deporter." This first-person account of the four years Holbrook spent working to deport criminal aliens from the United States is as hair-raising as it is distressing. Read more...

Preview New Ron Maxwell Documentary...

"The Promise of Home"

Several months ago, former INS agent Michael Cutler went to the home of movie director Ron Maxwell in Virginia to be interviewed for a documentary he is working on concerning illegal immigration and the threat it poses to our nation's survival. Ron directed "Gods and Generals" and "Gettysburg." While the documentary is still a work in progress, Ron has released a portion of Cutler's video segment. Maxwell's documentary, coming in January 2008, is called "The Promise of Home". Here's a preview.

USCIS is Grave Threat to U.S. National Security

ANCIR Hosts Panel of Immigration Experts

The American Council for Immigration Reform hosted a briefing on the security crisis posed by the USCIS that threatens our nation if amnesty and guest worker elements of Senate Immigration Reform Bill 1348 ever become law. [Although this bill failed, its individual elements will likely be raised again in other legislation.]

Bill Buchanan, ANCIR

This charge was made and substantiated by four immigration experts at the National Press Club during a briefing hosted by ANCIR and moderated by the organization's legislative director, Bill Buchanan. All four experts are deeply familiar with the operations of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office, which is responsible for processing applications for legal permanent residency, citizenship, and evaluating supporting documents.

View or listen to the panelists here...

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)

Rep. Ed Royce is serving his eighth term in Congress representing Southern California's 40th District, based in Orange County. He is the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee. In the previous Congress, he chaired the Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation.  Video | Audio

Michael Cutler

Michael Cutler, a former Senior Investigator with INS in New York, has been an expert witness in more than a dozen Congressional Hearings. He is a Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies and an advisor to the “911 Families for a Secure America.” Among his areas of concern is the nexus between immigration and national security.  Video | Audio

Kris Kobach

Kris Kobach is a professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He was adviser on immigration law to U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft from 2001 to 2003. He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University, a doctorate in political science from Oxford University, and a juris doctorate from Yale Law School.  Video | Audio

Rosemary Jenks

Rosemary Jenks has worked on immigration issues since 1990. Currently, she is Director of Government Relations for NumbersUSA. Previously, she spent two years as an independent immigration consultant providing research and legislative analyses to immigration-reform organizations across the country. Before that, she was Director of Policy Analysis at the Center for Immigration Studies.   Video | Audio

Special Reports on DVD

USCIS National Security Briefing

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Based on the expert analyses of Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), former ISN investigator Michael Cutler, law professor Kris Kobach, and Rosemary Jenks of NumbersUSA.

All maintain that the institutional problems within the USCIS office are so pervasive and so serious that the agency could never implement the Senate bill without fully compromising this nation’s security.

America’s Immigration Security Crisis

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Based on Congressional testimony of Michael Maxwell, Former Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Office of Security and Investigations.

“The immigration bureaucracy can't handle the current workload and I would be awfully concerned about putting another 10, 15, 20 million people into that pipeline and then tell the American people we have a secure nation. It just can't be done.”

— Michael Maxwell

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More Maxwell...

Checking Terrorism at the Border
Employee corruption within USCIS... how ongoing national security investigations are being jeopardized!

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Listen to the testimony.

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More Jenks...

Shortfalls of 1986

Failed to wipe the illegal
immigration slate clean; failed to deter future
ilegal immigration.

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