Skip to comments.DHS Tells a ‘Stunned’ Congress: We Still Can’t Measure Border Security (Amnesty 'doomed'?)
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:03:03 PM PDT by montag813
by John Hill
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Uh, oh...looks like Janet Incompetanto's disastrous management of DHS may threaten the passage of illegal alien amnesty that elites in both parties are determined to shove down our throats, by her utter failure to secure the border.
DHS officials told Congress Wednesday they still "dont have a way to effectively measure border security" a revelation that lawmakers said could "doom the chances for passing an immigration legalization bill this year".
Three years after the Obama administration scrapped the previous yardstick, which measured miles of the border under operational control, top Customs and Border Protection officials told Congress the new measure theyre working on wont be ready for public use any time in the near future.Pathetic! The entire reason DHS has been desperately trying to come up with some new, phony "metric" for border security, is so they could stop using the embarrassing ACTUAL metric called "operation control" that shows how grossly INsecure the border really is.
For example, in 2010, the last time the figure was reported, a government audit found JUST 44 PERCENT of the border was under "operational control" - a figure then-House Judiciary committee chairman Lamar Smith rightly called "a failing grade"...
That's right, in 2010, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report finding the U.S.-Mexico border is vulnerable to cross-border illegal activity. Of the nearly 2,000 miles separating the U.S. and Mexico, only 129 miles are under full control of the Border Patrol. The report found that 873 miles are under operational control, which is only 44 percent of the entire Southern border. This report contradicts Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitanos recent remarks that the Administrations border security approach is working.
Big Sis just couldn't let THAT stand. So DHS has spent the last 3 years trying to come up with a new way to spin their failure - and today revealed to a shocked Congress that they couldn't:
When they scrapped the operational control yardstick, Homeland Security officials had said theyd have a new one ready in 2012. A year later, members of Congress said theyre still waiting.Boo hoo! The elites, along with their activist and media allies, and slave-labor addicted business lobbyists like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have been one happy choir singing "The border is secure, the border is secure", so they could fast-track the mother-of-all-amnesties. But to any even semi-rational mind, this was a ridiculous farce from the start. the border is nowhere near secure by any definition. And now the cat is out of the bag, and those same elites are not happy about it.
The revelation "stunned lawmakers on both sides of the aisle", who said that without a way to measure border security, they "may not be able to convince voters to accept a new legalization".
You do not want the Department of Homeland Security to be the stumbling block to comprehensive immigration reform for this country, and it could happen. So get in the game, said Rep. Candice S. Miller, chairwoman of the Houses border security subcommittee.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, said she doesnt think legalization should be held up over the issue, but said Homeland Security needs to do better.When you are losing even mindless sycophants like Sheila Jackson-Lee, you know you are in big trouble.
Youve got to get in the game, she said. What Im hearing here is not really a definitive game strategy.
If YOU stand with Gov. Brewer and Sheriff Joe and demand the border secured, the rule of law upheld and amnesty for illegals stopped, then put your name where your heart is, and join the 170,000 who have signed the petition...
Republicans should be all over this
Of course not.
Not to worry. They'll get right on it, just as soon as they unplug their lips from the Democrats' rear ends.
When miles and miles of border is only one strand of barbed wire..how could it possibly be secure? They need to finish the fence and move border patrol closer to the border..as well as doing the internal checks.
If they pass the current amnesty bill under consideration...the same thing will happen this time as happened in the 1986 reagan amnesty bill.
people will get amnesty and the border won’t be protected.
only the this time the consequences of republican stupidity will be that they are pushed from national office for a generation or three.
meanwhile americans will become a subject people.
NOPE!...(and...I don't want to hurt your feelings...BUT!)
do u always dig deeper when your looking for air instead of water???....withe the right rules i can make u expat till your spinning in the ground!...
BACK OFF unless u can back it up!
Maybe they just need another one or two billion rounds of hollow point ammo.
THIS is the true status of our border!
The DHS is too busy stockpiling bullets to patrol the borders. Guess who they are afraid of.
“Of the nearly 2,000 miles separating the U.S. and Mexico, only 129 miles are under full control of the Border Patrol. The report found that 873 miles are under operational control, which is only 44 percent of the entire Southern border.”
Wouldn’t even 1,999.99 miles under full control still be a leaky border? Sure, it may take a little longer, having to march through 2 by 2 — but, still ....
I wish I had had a camera handy today. We were behind a Border Patrol vehicle today. It was loaded with horses. lol
Those darned illegal horses have gotta go.
Republicans are too busy looking for their gonads with both hands and a mirror and coming up empty. Nada!!! Not one pair in DC. If there was a pair of gonads in DC, that patriot would be exposing the graft and corruption and the enemies within.
These are the people responsible for making sure the “homeland” is secure? Wow.
Oh, OK—I got it ... secure from homeland *residents*: “sovereign citizens” and their ilk.
Conservatives will be all over this.
Republicans will support the Democrats, and the
entry of al Qaeda into the USA,
and the arming of al Qaeda, and the disarming of the
American people ... as they have reliably done in the past.
Ex-Texas Redhead, I could NEVER have framed that better!!!!!