Over and over again we have heard the Obama administration claim that the border is secure. Even as thousands upon thousands of children were crossing the border last year sparking a humanitarian crisis we haven’t seen in years, the president claimed the border was “very secure”.
His position defied logic. One year later, the Border Patrol is absolutely refuting the White House claims that we have nothing to worry about on the southern border as well as the media’s claims that there is no need for a fence. The media (both left and right) has even tried to push the theory that fences don’t work. What?
From The Washington Times:
Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control,” and one out of every five illegal immigrants caught there has a criminal record, the chief of Border Patrol agents’ labor union told Congress Wednesday when detailing violence that increasingly spills over the international boundary.
The Border Patrol is begging for help claiming that only 40% of the border is under control. That’s a staggering percentage and it makes President Obama’s claim that the border is “very secure” absolutely outrageous.
Say the Border Patrol is lying. They have no reason to, but just say for argument’s sake they have the facts completely wrong and instead of the border being 40% secure, it’s 80%. That still represents about 400 miles of open border that remains unchecked.
Also, the Border Patrol says that 20% of those illegal aliens who are apprehended have a criminal record. When you think about the fact that there are approximately 11 million (arguably way more) illegal immigrants in the country, this stat would suggest that 2 million of them have criminal records. Of course, it isn’t an exact science because not all illegal immigrants cross through the southern border but even if we have let a million criminals in, that’s a startling amount.
Just ask the family of Kate Steinle. A beautiful young woman who lost her life because of just one illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been deported and returned to the United States a whopping five times.
And now the liberal position is to let millions more immigrants with criminal backgrounds in?
It is also important to remember that the 20% we are talking about, only represents those who have been apprehended. We have almost no way of knowing the real number once those who pass through undetected are factored in.
Bottom line, an overwhelming amount of illegal immigrants are coming into this country as each month ticks by.
It’s one thing to preach amnesty, it’s a completely different thing to willfully ignore a dire situation that is burdening our welfare system, filling our schools, killing jobs, and contributing significantly to the crime rate all in the name of securing future votes.
A not so subtle reference to the game plan of the Democratic Party.