Past Features

March 18, 2015

La frontière ne est pas sécurisé!
Who Knew?

"...we apprehend 35-40% of the illegal immigrants attempting to cross."
The Blaze -- March 17, 2015  
Border Agent Accuses DHS of Manipulating Border Security Stats: 'The Border is Not Secure'
    A federal border agent said Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security is manipulating border statistics to make it appear as if the border is secure, but said in reality that the border is not secure, and that border agents fail to capture as many as two-thirds of all illegal aliens who try to cross into the United States.
    “I want to be crystal clear --- the border is not secure,” said border agent Chris Cabrera in prepared testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday. Cabrera was also speaking on behalf of the National Border Patrol Council.
    “That is not just my opinion or the position of the NBPC,” he said. “Ask any line agent in the field and he or she will tell you that at best we apprehend 35 to 40 percent of the illegal immigrants attempting to cross. This number is even lower for drug smugglers who are much more adept at eluding capture.”

Why Didn't Congress Know?
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
    A front line Border Patrol agent says the DHS is not telling the truth. Who knew? American Border Patrol knew.
    Six years ago my organization set out to find a way to count all illegal border crossers. AND SEE THIS.
    Five years ago I told the Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee of our plans to better define the problem. -- Four years ago I presented a paper on how to measure border security. -- Sixteen months ago I gave paper in Dallas describing the problem in even greater detail -- it included a solution.
    If one small organization with very little money knew for years that DHS was lying about the border - why didn't Congress know?
    If they did know, why didn't they do something about it?