January 17, 2013 Current Site Visitors ->
Congressman Making Border Sense?
Yup - Rep. Barber talks real
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson -- January 10
GAO: Border plan missing key parts
Key elements of the Border Patrol's strategic plan to secure the border with Mexico are not in place, including specific timelines and resources needed by the agency to provide the security, according to a new federal report.
The report by the Government Accountability Office is recommending the agency develop a time frame for assessing its needs along the Southwest border - including where to station agents and technology - and to develop a timeline for meeting security goals.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a Democrat from Tucson, along with U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, asked the GAO to review how the Border Patrol manages its resources on the Southwest border.
"To ensure the border is secure, we must define our goals and deploy resources where they are needed most," Barber said in a news release. "I call upon the Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security to develop smarter strategies and tactics and a better way to measure border security."
American Patrol Report Comment
Thirty months ago, Glenn Spencer appeared at a town hall meeting held by Reps Giffords (seat now held by Barber) and Thompson and said exactly what Barber is saying now (Border Accounting Needed). And, it seems that Barber is quoting Spencer, almost word-for-word.
Maybe next, Rep. Barber will visit ABP's border ranch and see the solution first-hand.
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