Now that the House has voted to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, former INS agent Michael Cutler wants to know what the Republicans are going to replace it with.
"They are quick to point out that the president's actions undermines the Constitution and our rule of law, but nobody is talking about how this undermines national security," Cutler, who testified before The 9/11 Commission, told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV
Thursday. "That's really the issue."
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While the former INS agent says that he is "hopeful" that the Senate will also act to overturn Obama's executive order, he says that it's not enough.
"What will they replace it with?" he asked.
"They're going to defeat him on these executive measures, but the question is, what happens when the smoke settles? Where will we be then?" he said.
"They still want to accomplish the same things that the president wants," he contends.
"They can scream, rant and rave about how he's violating the Constitution, but at the same time, by allowing all those people in, the people making those deep-pocketed campaign contributions, are getting exactly what they want," Cutler explained.
"The point for the Republicans is to deliver up to their contributors' cheap labor and all those folks that helped them generate business, but at the same time, this is undermining American workers," he contends.
The other immigration issue that poses a risk to national security, Cutler tells Newsmax, is having too many visa waiver countries.
The visa waiver program allows citizens from certain approved countries to come and stay in the United States for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein
recently called the program "the Achilles heel of America."
Cutler said that "the idea of allowing aliens into the country without visas is dangerous.
"On 9/11 we had 26 visa waiver countries, we are now up to 38," he explained, adding that it is an issue lobbied for by "the hotel hospitality and travel industries."
However, Feinstein's statement is an acknowledgement "that it's not just the U.S.-Mexican border that needs to be addressed, it's the entire enforcement mechanism of the immigration system and that should be the starting point," he added.
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