Skip to comments.700 miles of U.S.-Mexico border still insecure, congressional investigators say
Posted on 01/04/2015 3:08:06 PM PST by Libloather
Less than 3 percent of illegal immigrants will ever be deported, and more than 700 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border remained unsecured as of 2014, according to Sen. Tom Coburns final oversight report released Saturday morning, which found the Homeland Security Department failing in several of its top missions.
The report also said corruption is a serious problem in the Border Patrol, but said agency officials actually told internal affairs investigators to cut down on the number of cases they were pursuing, according to the former division head.
In another finding Mr. Coburns staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee found mission creep to be a problem: agents at one immigration agency spent time cracking down on womens lingerie that they believed infringed on Major League Baseballs officially licensed logos. The agents raided a lingerie store in Kansas City, Mo., flashed their badges and confiscated 18 pairs of underwear marked with an unauthorized Kansas City Royals logo, Mr. Coburns investigators found.
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My guess - Hussein requested them.
and how many more illegal immigrants enter initially with simple short term tourist, or student or work, visas... and then ... just .... stay.....
it could be as many or more than those coming across the Rio Grande
700 miles? I’m surprised it’s that low.
But, since Coburn thinks Obama is “a neat man”, all is forgiven.
is it any surprise that the border patrol is a corrupt mess? after 5 years of that ridiculous Napolitano woman in charge at homeland security, I’m shocked that we haven’t suffered another attack on a major American city.
I’m sure it will happen, but it will probably happen to obama’s successor - who he will immediately blame from his retirement on a golf course for squandering the perfect legacy of security that he created.
you know it’s going to happen that way.
“700 miles of U.S.-Mexico border still insecure, congressional investigators say”
It’s the mother’s fault.
Maybe some time with a counselor, some self-esteem training, ...
Remember 10 years and hundreds of millions dollars ago when President Bush promised to build the fence and close the border?
But Harry Reid said last summer that the border is secure.
Thinking you’re right & also that someone should be actively thinking about how to put the blame where it belongs when the time comes. It surely will come in some way,shape,or form.
“Insecure”? What? Do the borders need their mommies?
The word is “unsecured.”
A government that refuses to secure it’s legitimate lawful sovereign borders, will itself eventually become illegitimate and lawless.
We are there.
But he didn't miss celebrating Cinco De Mayo up in the White House, at tax payer expense while tens of millions entered illegally during war time yet....
The 3% is the more important number.
Solution? Stop giving illegal immigrants:
In-state or Free tuition
Get the deportation rate up to 90+%.
Use these for the southward "repatriation" journey.
The solutions have been voiced 10 million times....They’re not interested in solutions or securing the borders. This should be inordinately clear after decades of this...
True, but at least Free Republic gives me a chance to rant, with the assurance that at least here, unlike with Congress, someone IS listening.
Rant? That’s all we’re doing...This will never be turned around by traditional means. Too late and way too corrupt for that.
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"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
-In the Continental Congress just before signing the Declaration of Independence, 1776.
I will have to watch "1776" again, not as entertainment, but as instruction and motivation.
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