Skip to comments.Napolitano: OK, The Border Is Secure … Can We Have Reform Now?
Posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:11 AM PST by Nachum
For years, the Republican base has demanded a more patrolled, better reinforced, and more secure border as a prerequisite to even discussing immigration policy. Janet Napolitano had a message for them at Wednesdays Senate hearing: Congratulations, you won!
Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger, Napolitano testified.
Boasting of the unprecedented progress we have made in border security since the last immigration debate, Napolitano noted that the number of Border Patrol agents had doubled since 2004, border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak, and a variety of new technologies had been deployed to stop illegal crossings. And net migration in recent years has been negative, meaning more people are leaving the United States than entering it.
Speaking as someone who, as Arizonas U.S. attorney, attorney general, and governor experienced the flood of illegal immigration in the early part of the century, Napolitano said in her testimony. That situation no longer exists.
Napolitano argued that the biggest remaining danger to border security was the nations failure to address its 11 million undocumented immigrants. According to Napolitano, legalization of existing, law-abiding undocumented immigrants would free DHS to devote its full resources to tracking and removing known criminals and drug smugglers. An accompanying crackdown on employers who hire undocumented workers would then eliminate the main driver of illegal immigration: the desire to find work.
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Which proves, what?
border apprehensions had plummeted 78 percent from their 2000 peak
and a variety of new technologies had been deployed to stop illegal crossings.
Yeah, we all remember how well the virtual fence worked.
And net migration in recent years has been negative, meaning more people are leaving the United States than entering it.
Which is primarily due to the weak US economy. If the economy picks back up again, then that will switch back unless the border is truly secure.
If by meaning “secure”, you mean that illegals are secure in their journey to the north. If that’s the case, then things are just fine.
The number of apprehensions of illegals at the Mexican borders are down
because you failed to do your job !
American citizens have been murdered within 30 miles, and 50 miles into the U.S. border
You have Border Patrol agents armed with “Bean-bag guns”
when the Mexican Cartels were given semi-automatic weapons
by our own U.S. Government !(”Fast and Furious” )
ICE REFUSES to take custody of illegal immigrants from local Law Enforcement and police
And you have the ‘CHUTZPAH ‘ to say the border is secure ?
What are you smoking ?
You go down to the Border at night , in uniform , armed only with a ‘Taco Thrower’
for a week and expeireince what those Border Agents have to go through
and after a week , if you come back ALIVE , maybe you will be elevated
to being maybe ‘half-right’ about a secure southern border.
The president can talk all he wants about soverignty ,
but until the border with Mexico is secure
we are not a secure , soverign nation !
Any illegal who has voted
cheapens my rights as a citizen !
Ahhh, if only someone could actually say that to her face...
How Illegal Aliens Cross the Border (49 pics)
Not very hard to do when you arm the Mules from Mexico AND you issue rubber bullets to the CBPE officers that walk the lines, and you also ORDER the REMF contingent to NOT process those that ARE caught.
Honestly, why do we even bother to listen to this "Indigo Girl" whatever-you-call a bull dyke....
Napolitano, among a large number of others, is the reason that Washington should be declared a national insane asylum and our national capitol should be relocated to Texas!!
By that reasoning, if we stopped expending limited Police resources on rapes and burglaries, we would be able to ticket more speeders.
The lying lesbo lackey lies again.
Jeez, why do I think if a crook said my house was secured that I would call up ADT??
Janet = a crook
Yea... tell that to the family of Robert Krantz, the Arizona rancher who was killed by an ILLEGAL Alien...
May he shut the mouths of the liar
II Kings 9:17...
Joram said, Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say,
Is it peace? So a horseman went to meet him and said,
Thus says the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said,
What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me. And the watchman reported, The messenger came to them, but he did not return. Then he sent out a second horseman, who came to them and said,
Thus says the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered,
What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me. The watchman reported, He came even to them, and he did not return; and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for he drives furiously.
Then Joram said, Get ready. And they made his chariot ready. Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out to meet Jehu and found him in the property of Naboth the Jezreelite.
When Joram saw Jehu, he said,
Is it peace, Jehu?
And he answered,
What peace, so long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
For every one caught dozens get through. I saw that first hand while working on the border.
Napolitano: OK, The Border Is Secure Can We Have Reform Now?
We need “the Minutemen Revisited” I am game!
Or How about simply a Minuteman Reunion in Pima County?