February 10, 2011
Napolitano Trying to Sell False Reality about Border SecurityTopics: Immigration and Border Issues, Political News and commentaries
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) reminds us (needlessly I might add) that in Washington, when the facts don't back the politics, change the facts, and this couldn''t be more true than of DHS head Janet Napolitano's recent claim that the Obama Administration had "strengthened the Southwest border in a way that many would not have thought possible" ... a claim that's anything but true. Royce knows this because he spent some time along our border in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona last week and although our Border Patrol agents are doing yeoman's work, they are literally under siege:
[...] Janet Napolitano wants us to believe we have a secure border; without selling that fiction, the Administration's much desired amnesty is dead.Read more ...
Yes we could have a secure border, if we committed to more fencing, advanced technology, more agents, workplace enforcement and fighting benefit fraud, among other aggressive steps. End amnesty talk. And how about Americans kicking their drug habits?
A Border Patrol mantra is improving "situational awareness," better knowing the ground conditions. I heard it 10 times. Better cameras, air cover, etc. All good.
But get this: the Bureau of Land Management has posted warning signs along the New Mexico-Mexico border: "Danger - Public Warning. Travel Not Recommended." Here, drug smugglers rule. How about improving Janet Napolitano's situational awareness?
Seriously, this is American territory. The lawlessness is embarrassing.
Posted by Richard at February 10, 2011 8:46 AM
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