Skip to comments.Janet Napolitano: The border is less secure because of budget cuts
Posted on 03/04/2013 10:27:17 PM PST by South40
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says that, although safety is her top priority, there is no way around cutting back on border patrol agents monitoring the country's borders because of the across-the-board spending cuts, known as "the sequester," that went into effect over the weekend.
"The number of border patrol hours that will need to be reduced equates to the equivalent of 5,000 border patrol agents, so we have fewer border patrol agents between the ports of entry," the secretary of homeland security told ABC's senior national correspondent Jim Avila in an exclusive interview. "We're going to do everything we can to minimize that impact on our nation's security, but that's just the plain fact of it."
When asked about the Department of Homeland Security's controversial decision to begin releasing illegal immigrants from jails across the country last week in preparation for sequestration, Napolitano said she was not involved in making the decision.
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The border was already a sieve! How could it get any worse? Bringing them over by busloads? This country has gone stark raving mad.
Auction off some of that rifle ammo you’re hoarding, Janet.
Right on cue - how predictable
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Wasn’t it, though. These people make me sick.
“The border was already a sieve! How could it get any worse?”
Exactly, just throw the bloody doors open, they’re all flooding in anyways. I really don’t care what the cuts affect. Too damn bad we don’t have the money, deal with it.
Janet Napolitano is a very poor liar.No wonder she’s a politician.As wa previously posted the border was and is still a sieve.
If that dumb (other name for a female dog) wouldn’t release illegals and spend money buying anti-IED vehicles and actually use the drones ON the Fracking border maybe it wouldn’t......
I am pissed right now...
The border is not secure because Zero doesn’t want it secure.
Check your Janetalia and change the ROE to be effective.
The border is less secure because of Napolitano. She is clueless, incompetent, and a complete lapdancer for Obama.
In declaring that the administration is unable to fully protect our borders maybe its time to grab our guns and go defend the border ourselves.
Janet Napolitano is a terrorist within.
DHS had $8 bil in “unobligated” funds left over from FY2012 and expected to have an extra $9 bil this year, the whole “illegal release” is politically motivated BS.
“Napolitano: The border is less secure because of budget cuts”
OK, but our Country is less secure because of deficit spending.
The same number of Latinos will cross the border...the furlough will have zero effect. To say otherwise....it’s like saying that there will be less rain or less sunshine...because of the furlough. The reputation of these idiots is going down the drain. They should have all gone to the President and demanded that he work out a compromise and find a smarter way of performing the budget cuts.
the borders may be less secure...
but those govt pensions are fat and happy!
(*whew* i was worried /sarc)
There are NO SPENDING CUTS. The Federal gov’t will spend more dollars this fiscal year than previous fiscal year. That is not a cut.
It is like you expected a 7% raise and received only 5% raise. Is that a 5% raise or is it a 2% cut?
I can’t believe how stupid the public is now a days.
Janet is always looking for another excuse.
The one on the left doesn’t scare near as much as the butch on the right. Freakin liar that she is - thought she yapped a couple years ago that the border has never been more secure. Oh wait, a typical butch, lying out of both sides of that disgusting mouth. These people make me sick.
or... she knows exactly what she is doing!
Well they said they were going to take revenge after the election, I think for once we can believe what they said.
Lying whore for satan.
Maybe she could sell a few of those MRAPs and drones to some local hunting and fishing clubs to raise money. If you’re short of cash it would seem that the last thing you should be doing is buying thousands of MRAPs.
Why is everybody complaining about the Border?? We can NEVER seal the Border, and we never will. If we were to actually have REAL Border Protection and successfully Seal the Border and make it virtually impossible to cross without going through a checkpoint, This would End the War on Drugs overnight.
We know that over 90% of all “Controlled Substances” comes into the US from Mexico, in fact we have a Federally Protected Smuggling Zone going right through Arizona, with signs warning Us Citizens they should not be there.
Who is going to be the one to FIRE 3/4 of the Police,Judges,prosecutors,lawyers,DEA...., in the US, We would have Shutdown over Half the Courts across this country, What will these people do for Work?? The War on Drugs is all they know.
Asset Forfeiture Laws would be useless and literally Starve the Government of ill gotten funds. SWAT teams would no longer be able to Break into Innocent Citizens Homes at night and Shoot their Dogs. What about all those ancillary businesses? Rehab Centers?? What would Hollywood Do without the free flow of Drugs?? There is a rather large percentage of people that work in and around the War on Drugs. What will they do??
We CANNOT HAVE A WAR ON DRUGS WITHOUT DRUGS. Got it! We will NEVER have anything remotely close to effective Border Security, it just Cannot be done without Destroying the Very Livelyhood of Millions of PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNION MEMBERS. Which means it CANNOT HAPPEN. EVER.
More proof that there definitely is a short circuit in a liberal’s brain. I’m convinced of that.
This is reason enough why we need the 2nd Amendment as strong as ever and we cant afford universal background check requirements.
Obviously Obama and his cohorts lied when he said that we didnt need guns because the gub will protect us.
You make fine points. No rational person/group could argue against. Do you see a rational solution?
Why won’t DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano turn over Obama’s immigration documents to Sheriff Arpaio?
Barry Soetoro, son of Lolo Soetoro, born in Honolulu, HI, Aug 4, 1961 was enrolled in St. Francis of Assisi Elementary on Jan. 01, 1968 as an Indonesian National. Obama’s long-form BC was sealed and archived in Hawaii after the Soetoro adoption.
D@mmit Janet, turn over Obama’s immigration documents!
Lol kind of hard for the dems to whip up fear about the cuts when they were already failing at all this stuff. People get that.
Seal the Border and End the War on Controlled Substances, at the same time Eliminate Welfare, and any and all aid to persons that came here illegally, except a bus ticket back home. Fire more than Half of All Law Enforcement and Related Agencies and force the rest to Actually Fight Crime, It’s not like there isn’t over a Million Known Gang Members living and applying their trade out in the open. I can hear the cry of racism now, 99% of All Gang Members are Non-White. But that would require massive change in the way people think, I don’t think we are there yet and may never be. There are way too many people sipping kool-aid andor on the Public Dole and dependent to the machine in this country to fix our problems that they created. The Media would never allow any such rational debate nor would they allow anyone to tie everything together in any competent way to explain the virtual circle jerk our government created to expand their power, or how futile the whole War on Controlled Substances is. My only answer to our problems Will Not Happen, that would be for a Border State to hold a Massive campaign instructing their Citizens on the History and Use of Jury Nullification, emphasizing on the ONLY 3 CRIMES listed in the US Constitution for Federal Cases and Bastiat’s “The Law” for everything else.
I agree. Although, the war on controlled substances isn’t a war.
Technically you are correct, Maybe?? My President, Richard Nixon issued an Executive Order and Publicly Declared a War on Drugs, Congress went along with it and passed numerous pieces of legislation to support the Order. Every Government Agency in the US officially became part of this “War”. It is Just as much a “REAL WAR” as Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam,....... All of these were Police Actions with NO DECLARATION OF WAR from Congress, and for some reason people think they are and were WARS. So the War on Drugs, as I see it is just that, a “WAR”.
Big Sis is a compulsive liar and no better than an actor reading lines.
She is an embarrassment to women and to America
What little girl wants to grow up and be Big Sis?
Since Nixon’s EO, drug use has escalated to a level of acceptability, as a given lifestyle choice- much the same, as homosexuality. The denizens of moral depravity, delared War, upon traditional society/culture, long before Nixon’s EO. The philosophy of hedonism, masquerading as liberty, is fatal to all who embrace it, and to those who are forced to bear the burdens, of such fools.
drug use has escalated to a level of acceptability
With the exception of marijuana, drug use in America has remained pretty constant since forever.