Past Features

April 30, 2015

Ignoring a Solution
The Ruse Continues

What would happened if the truth broke out.
Washington Times -- April 29, 2015  
Jeh Johnson admits DHS does not have full control of border  
    The Border Patrol used to use a measure called “operational control,” which measured how many miles of the border agents believed they could reasonably detect and deter or apprehend smugglers or illegal crossers. But with less than half of the border under operational control in 2010, Ms. Napolitano scrapped that yardstick, promising a replacement.
    Five years later, no replacement has been released.
    Mr. Johnson last week told reporters he believes apprehensions are a “sure indicator” of total border crossings, but said he would be open to other yardsticks of border security.
    “I'm interested in greater transparency and I've asked my folks to assess, and we're doing that right now, ways in which we can measure, with greater assurance, total attempts — including turnbacks, getaways, as the Border Patrol likes to refer to them,” Mr. Johnson said
    Mr. Johnson last week told reporters he believes apprehensions are a “sure indicator” of total border crossings, but said he would be open to other yardsticks of border security. [...]
    One major sticking point has been how to measure border security.
    The Border Patrol used to use a measure called “operational control,” which measured how many miles of the border agents believed they could reasonably detect and deter or apprehend smugglers or illegal crossers....

The Invisible Booth
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol
    Last week I attended the Ninth Annual Border Security Expo in Phoenix to see how people reacted to Border Technology's booth featuring SEIDARM™ - new technology that could measure Operational Control of the border. Lots of people came by, and many stopped to talk to Dr. Greg Voss and Mike King, BTI folks manning the booth.
    I understand that at one point eight uniformed US Border Patrol were talking to Voss and King, including one from CBP headquarters in Virginia. I heard they loved the concept.
    There were lots of media too - but not one camera stopped at the booth. There were lots of reports of the event, but no mention of SEIDARM™. Why? Because the liberal media don't want the border secured.
    (I was interviewed by a Spanish reporter and I said what I really thought. I understand the story will run in early May.)

Related: Nine Years Seeking Border Accountability
A History of Glenn Spencer's Efforts.

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