Past Features

December 3, 2012

Beware the Bad Border Bill
H.R. 1417 - Border Security
Results Act of 2013
will not do the job
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report -- December 3, 2014  
    Yesterday Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Tx) questioned DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. After a lengthy exchange, Rep. Smith said “I don't think we have the metrics we need to prove that the border is secure.” (Watch this exchange). Proof that the border is secure has been elusive. As I proved in my 2013 GovSec West speech, DHS has deliberately deceived Congress and the people in order to keep the truth about border security from them.
    Last year the Homeland Security Committee of the House passed a bill they called the Border Security Results Act of 2013.
    As I pointed out at the time, this bill is full of fatal flaws, not the least of which is its reliance on DHS to come up with a border security plan -- something they have refused to do for six years.
    Americans must insist that the new Congress take up the border security issue anew, and not allow Speaker Boehner to foist on us another useless border security measure.