Border Patrol Caught Less Than Half of Illegals Crossing Border at Arizona – Doesn’t Count Those We Don’t Know About

Drones picked up, and helped find and detain 1,874 people who entered our country illegally at Arizona’s southern border between October 1, 2012 and January 17, 2013. Those spotted but not caught were an additional 1,962 persons. Then there’s those the drones didn’t find.

Border Patrol Fence

Border Patrol Fence – Click the Pic to Visit Local 2544

That means officers caught fewer than half of those who made the crossing in that part of Arizona. If those results are representative of other sectors of the border, then everything the administration has said about border security is wrong.

“These revelations are in stark contrast to the administration’s declaration that the border is more secure than ever due to greater resources having been deployed to the region, and that lower rates of apprehensions signify fewer individuals are crossing,” Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, wrote in an April 5 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“Since the creation of DHS, Congress has provided significant funding increases in the number of Border Patrol agents, the building of nearly 700 miles of fencing and the deployment of advanced technologies to increase the nation’s ability to monitor the border,” the Texas Republican added. “However, we do not know if additional resources have produced better results.” Source: Byron York at Townhall

The following from Tucson’s Border Patrol Local 2544:

“People are getting their throats slashed at Janet Napolitano’s “secure” borderin the Tucson sector. Two dead and one severely wounded just this week. The wounded man was able to flag down some Border Patrol agents after crawling for help.” [Emphasis mine].”…

“Another Tucson sector station has seen large groups of up to 111 illegal aliens staging at the border and then deftly avoiding all sensors and other surveillance devices. As we warned, it will keep getting worse. Of course, once they all get past us we have ICE to arrest them. No, wait, Janet won’t let ICE do their jobs either. But not to worry, the area where these large groups are congregating is slated to have patrol agents removed next month. That should help the situation.”…

“As of yesterday, groups of illegal aliens as large as three-hundred (300) have been spotted by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector. These huge groups are being drawn here by promises of amnesty from the Obama Administration and they know that border security is getting real lax, real fast…  Congratulations President Obama, Secretary Napolitano and Deputy Commissioner Aguilar. You have done more todismantle the morale and effectiveness of the Border Patrol than anyone else in the history of this Agency…And with agents soon scrambling to scrape up enough money to pay their bills and keep from losing their homes we are going to see an increase in corruption and a lot of agents who are preoccupied with personal problems when they are on duty.  Secretary Napolitano will not lose one dime of her inflated paycheck, and her underlings like Bianca Warner will still be knocking down over $170,000 a year while sitting in her nice office complaining about how Border Patrol agents are overpaid.”…

I would like to know what kind of significant fencing we have erected. Build the right fence, and we know most illegals will be kept out, not every time, but most times.

Linked at Grumpy Opinions – would your state issue a car tag reading “terrorista #1?” Guess who did.

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