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. From 1973 until 1974 He was assigned as an examiner to the unit which was responsible for adjudicating petitions filed by United States Citizens and Lawfully Admitted Permanent Resident Aliens (LPRs) on behalf of their alien spouses to accord them LPR status. His goal in this assignment was to attempt to uncover fraud marriages and fraud marriage rings.
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. AS a special agent he conducted investigations and arrests of individuals involved in a wide variety of immigration-related violations of law including a number of international terrorists.
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. These investigations ultimately resulted in the seizure of the assets of these criminals and their arrests and successful prosecutions for a wide variety of criminal violations.
Mr. Cutler retired from the INS in February 2002 after a career that spanned some 30 years.
Mr. Cutler has testified as an "Expert witness" at more than a dozen Congressional hearings on issues relating to the enforcement of immigration laws having been called by members of both political parties and having appeared in both houses of Congress. Most recently he testified at a hearing that was conducted by the House Subcommittee on Immigration Enforcement and Policy, on January 26, 2011, on the issue of worksite enforcement.
Mr. Cutler also furnished testimony to the Presidential Commission on the Terrorist Attacks of September 11.
He has also testified before local and state legislative hearings including the New York State Senate, the Texas State Senate, the Indiana State Senate and the Maryland State Legislature on pending legislation involving immigration-related issues.
Mr. Cutler worked with the law firm retained by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to defend the governor and her state against the lawsuit filed by the United States Department of Justice in an effort to block the implementation of Arizona's new immigration law, SB 1070. To this end he provided an extensive declaration in support of SB 1070.
He is a consultant who has testified in court proceedings and trials as an expert witness on matters concerning immigration-related issues.
Mr. Cutler has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. These television programs were broadcast on the Fox News Network, CNN and MSNBC and include: “Fox & Friends,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “Geraldo at Large,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and various other news programs including an MSNBC Town Hall Event on Immigration that was broadcast from San Diego, California last year. He has also appeared on numerous local television programs from around the country.
Mr. Cutler appears regularly each month on talk radio programs that are broadcast from radio stations around the United States to discuss immigration-related issues. He has also participated in various public debates and panel discussions in numerous venues throughout the United States, including the Council on Foreign Relations and college campuses including Hofstra University, Columbia University, Yale Law School, Central Washington University and the Chapman School of Law on issues involving the enforcement and administration of immigration laws.
Finally, he often participates in seminars conducted by Alan L. Freed Associates, a Washington-based speakers bureau, providing his unique perspectives on the nexus between immigration and national security.
Cost: Negotiable + airfare and lodging
Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank which promotes market based public policy to fight poverty.
Before involvement in social activism, Star Parker had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. Now, as a social policy consultant, Star is bringing new energy to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency.
She is a sought after expert on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and for national radio, television, and print interviews, nationwide.
Star has a BS degree in Marketing and Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work on public policy issues. She consults with Republican legislators on numerous urban issues, has lectured on anti-poverty initiatives at more than 180 colleges and universities and serves on the advisory boards for several national organizations.
Star Parker's personal transformation from welfare dependent to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC's 20/20; Rush Limbaugh; Readers Digest; James Dobson; The 700 Club; Dr. George Grant; Christianity Today; James Robison; Newsmax, Charisma, and World Magazine.
Other major accomplishments include speaking at the 1996 Republican National Convention, and hosting a documentary on poverty with the BBC in London.
She has debated Jesse Jackson on various headline issues; she fought for school choice onLarry King Live; she defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and she debated healthcare reform against Michael Moore on ABC's The View with host Barbara Walters.
Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, TBN, CSPAN, CBN, and FOX News. Articles and quotes by Star continuously appear in major publications around the world. She has written several books including Uncle Sam's Plantation and White Ghetto. Currently, Star is working on her next book: How the Poor Get Rich.
In 2010, she ran for the Republican Congressional seat in California's 37th District and was unanimously nominated. Though she did not win the seat, she more than doubled Republican votes in the district.
Today, in addition to heading CURE, Star is a syndicated columnist for Scripps News Service, offering weekly op-eds to more than 300 newspapers and internet news sites worldwide, including the Boston Herald, the Dallas Morning News, the Orange County Register, the Korean Times, the Washington Examiner, and the Star and Stripes, which is the largest newspaper serving the men and women of our Armed Forces stateside and abroad.
Cost: $3,000 - $5,000
According to RedState, an online conservative news source, "KCarl Smith is one of the influential people in America you have never heard of. Most certainly, KCarl is one of the most important people grassroots conservatives and Republican Party leaders should be listening to right now."
A former U.S. Army officer, KCarl is the President and Founder of Frederick Douglass Republicans, an idea environment dedicated to empowering, equipping and training young conservative leaders.
As one of our leading conservative thinkers, KCarl is the author, Frederick Douglass Republicans: The Movement to Re-Ignite America’s Passion for Liberty (with Dr. K. Clarence Smith, Sr.) Based on his best-selling book, KCarl ingeniously developed a proven and powerful strategy to tackle the biggest challenge facing the conservative movement?diversity engagement. It’s called the Frederick Douglass Republican Methodology. In fact, in 2011, an upper level executive of the NAACP, who wishes to remain unidentified, read KCarl’s book and commented, “If the message in KCarl’s book gets on a national level, the Democrat Party would be toast and President Obama would be history.”
It was KCarl’s Frederick Douglass Republican message that inspired Louisiana State Senate Elbert Guillory’s party switch from Democrat to Republican. Here’s what Senator Guillory has to say about KCarl and the Frederick Douglass Republican message:
“A year ago, after months of soul searching and extreme discomfort with Democrat Party’s stances on marriage, abortion, guns and work, KCarl helped me find comfort in the GOP’s values. Then he helped me articulate my need to change. As I write these words, I recall my turmoil and pain and I thank God for sending KCarl to my rescue.” - Senator Elbert Guillory
KCarl visits more than 15 colleges and universities a year. You may have seen KCarl on the 700 Club, The Blaze TV and FoxNEWS’ Huckabee Show. He is featured in Rev. C.L. Bryant’s Runaway Slave Documentary.
KCarl Smith is the Founder and President of the newly formed non-profit Frederick Douglass Institute for Liberty, additional information to come.
Cost: $5,000 requested, travel, and lodging is provided by the Frederick Douglass Institute for Liberty.