Skip to comments.Radar shows U.S. border security gaps
Posted on 04/04/2013 9:47:30 AM PDT by Freeport
WASHINGTON A sophisticated airborne radar system developed to track Taliban fighters planting roadside bombs in Afghanistan has found a new use along the U.S. border with Mexico, where it has revealed gaps in security.
Operated from a Predator surveillance drone, the radar system has collected evidence that Border Patrol agents apprehended fewer than half of the foreign migrants and smugglers who had illegally crossed into a 150-square-mile stretch of southern Arizona.
The number of "gotaways," as the Border Patrol calls those who escape apprehension, is both more precise and higher than official estimates.
According to internal reports, Border Patrol agents used the airborne radar to help find and detain 1,874 people in the Sonora Desert between Oct. 1 and Jan. 17. But the radar system spotted an additional 1,962 people in the same area who evaded arrest and disappeared into the United States.
In contrast, the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, estimated in January that the Border Patrol had caught 64% of those who illegally crossed into the Tucson sector in 2011.
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In the radar world, these are call “dismounts”. They can be detected, but it is up to the operator of the radars to do something about it, unless they are prepared to strafe the intruders (most effective response).
“foreign migrants...”? Those are illegal aliens.
But ... but ... but ... Napalitano said the border was secure! What gives?
Oh, that's right, she's lying becaus her lips were moving.
This is why any amnesty contingent upon the border being secure is nonsense. Because the hack pols will declare such even if such is not the case.
So instead of being concerned that those 60 kids are stealing from the US taxpayer he is concerned that they are too small to cross by themselves?
Just trying to clarify.
I remember reading about a place in Texas where a Federal court ordered the local school board to provide busing from an illegal border crossing point on the Rio Grande to school. The kids would ford a shallow point on the Rio Grande every day to be picked up by a school bus and taken to school at the local taxpayers’ expense and taken back to the border crossing point after school. During the Boston school busing crisis in the 1970’s, South Boston resident Howie Long used his uncle’s address to illegally attend high school in a Boston suburb. Several people were indicted for doing that, Long’s family was one of many that got away with it. That doesn’t happen much anymore, since few of the people with children in Boston have relatives in suburbs of Boston. Santo Domingo, si, Boston, no.
You can follow him here, he’s posting a lot of pictures and said there is a lot to do to secure the border, but I don’t really know anything about him. He’s from Utah.
Maybe he’s just taking a vacation on tax payers dime since nobody seems to do anything about the border.
"That's highly significant."
Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.
LOL. Mean brother
Every border school in the state of AZ has that problem. And when we complain about it, we're told that schools aren't in the business of checking citizenship; as long as a student says they live with Tia Maria in Douglas (AZ) then the school keeps them enrolled.
Of course, higher headcounts translate to increased dollars from the Dept. of Ed.
Texas as many other states are full of illegals and have been for years.
The sad part is of the children that have lived here and been raised here.
thier parents should be deported, not them. They know no other life but American, and their parents should be deported , not them.
Many of the children love it here.
I know of a boy who has lived here all his life. Good boy, wife, 2 children, good job, and he’s trying to make himself legal. They may deport now because he got in trouble in high school. Never would have known if he didn’t try to be legal.
They’re mad at the mother for not doing the right thing and want her to help with legal fees, like that will happen.
I heard marriage doesn’t matter anymore.
He shouldn’t be deported.
The fact is that those kids are all US Citizens or lawful permanent residents. They get checked at the border just like everyone else.
Okay...that’s a piece of info I didn’t have.
That last part is true, the families get around that by saying the kids live with Tia Maria in Douglas during the school year. Which doesn’t account for them crossing the border on a daily basis...oh well.