The debate about Comprehensive Immigration Reform keeps coming up and while several efforts to pass this sweeping legislation has failed several times, it is likely to be an issue for the next session of Congress.
One of the national experts on immigration is Michael Cutler, a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service his career spanned some 30 years and he provided testimony to the 9/11 Commission and has been called to testify before well over a dozen Congressional hearings in both the United States House of Representatives as well as the Senate to provide his perspectives and concerns borne of his extensive careers with the INS. He most recently testified before the Senate on March 20, 2013 on the topic of:
On March 19, 2002 he testified before a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims at a hearing on the topic:
That hearing not only captured the attention of the American new media but news organizations from around the world. A C-SPAN video of that hearing provides a compelling image of incompetence at the former INS that was impossible to ignore.
Mr. Cutler agreed to participate in an exclusive interview on his perspectives and concerns about Comprehensive Immigration Reform and explains why he has been consistently opposed to this legislation.
Q. How important is the immigration issue?
A. It is arguably the most serious issue confronting the United States today- bar none.
America's borders and immigration laws exist for two primary purposes- to protect innocent lives and protect the jobs of American workers.