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Cutler: Obama's Speech Ignored Threat at Our Borders

By    |   Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:35 AM

President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday night about how to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS) failed to address a gaping chasm in the terror threat facing the United States: border security, former INS officer Michael Cutler said Thursday on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.

“He talked about the need to deprive ISIS the ability to find safe haven,” Cutler said. “He clicked off all of the things he wanted to do overseas. On the immigration issue he said absolutely nothing.

"It's remarkable to me that in the wake of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, an agency by the name of the Department of Homeland Security was created. I had big misgivings about the agency then. I especially have misgivings now," Cutler continued.

"I've come to call it the department of homeland surrender. The idea is that the problem that we have is that we are providing safe haven for potential terrorists in the United States."

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In addition to insecure southern borders, the United States’ visa process allows terrorists to hide in plain sight, he said.

"Our government is betraying us and violating national security," said Cutler. "One of the issues raised by the 9/11 commission was the issue of visa issuance. They complained about what was known as visa express, where aliens were able to get visas without showing up for an interview.

"The president of the United States, under the so-called dreamers, provided hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who evaded an inspection process. Gave them identity documents with no face-to-face interview, no way of knowing who they are and no capacity to do a field investigation.

"Meanwhile, we've gone from 26 visa waiver countries on 9/11 to 38 visa waiver countries, yet the 9/11 commission said that the visa process needed to be tightened up to protect us from another attack.”

Though Cutler said he currently has no definitive proof that Islamic terrorists are working with Mexican drug cartels to enter the U.S. at the southern border, there is a strong likelihood that if it isn’t already happening, it will.

There have been reports that Border Patrol agents have found Korans and prayer rugs along the southern border.

“Let's look at the facts,” he said. “The cartels control the traffic across that border. They enter our country easily. The easiest proof of a total lack of border security is the availability and the price of heroin and cocaine. None of those substances are produced in the United States. Every gram of cocaine that is ingested, every gram of heroin that is ingested represents an abject failure in border security. We've never had more heroin in this country.”

Additionally, he said, the 911 terrorists came through airports, making the U.S. a nation of 50 border states.

“Failures of the visa process, failures of the immigration system enabled the terrorists to enter and hide in plain sight and yet nobody in Congress who talks about comprehensive reform ever has the integrity to bring up the 9/11 commission report,” Cutler said.

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President Obama's speech about how to defeat the Islamic State failed to address a gaping chasm in the U.S. terror threat: border security, former INS officer Michael Cutler says on "America's Forum."
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Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:35 AM
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