About two weeks ago the New York Times published an article claiming that the Arizona – Mexico border was the safest it’s been in years and that illegal border crossings had dramatically decreased. They cited all of the beefed up security measures and equipment including miles of 18 foot high fencing, increased patrols of Blackhawk helicopters, agents, drones, night vision, infrared vision, etc.
Then last week, 4 US senators, two Republicans and two Democrats, toured the border in Nogales, Arizona. That section of border is the most heavily protected in the state, yet while the senators were walking along the border, a Mexican woman scaled the 18 foot tall fence and hopped down on to US soil. She was immediately arrested and detained and I offered up the possibility that she was paid to help demonstrate to the senators just how on top of everything the agents on hand were.
After reading the New York Times report, I raised concerns about the degree of border security based upon the recent border tour by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and the reports from some of the ranchers who live along the border. Brewer said she saw drug cartels poised ready to cross the border into Arizona. The ranchers report crossings on a daily basis.
Now, as if to rebut the NY Times report, at least one unnamed Border Patrol agent has the courage to tell the real story. That agent told Townhall, under conditions of anonymity, that the number of illegal border crossings have doubled, not decreased. The agent said:
“We’ve seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening. A lot of these people, although not the majority, are criminals or aggravated felons. This is a direct danger to our communities.”
Read More at godfatherpolitics.com . By Dave Jolly.