"Our immigration laws are fundamental," he told "The Hard Line" host Ed Berliner. "They are essential to national security, public safety — and that's what the laws deal with.
"It's about keeping foreign nationals who have no inherent right to enter the United States out of our country," Cutler added. "We do this as civilians, as ordinary citizens — and we look through the peephole before letting strangers into our homes."
Cutler, who spent 30 years with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, said that the nation's laws have long hampered enforcement efforts regarding illegals.
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