Christian Science Monitor Misleads
Liberal journalist bamboozles Americans
|Lourdes Medrano -- Christian Science Monitor -- March 4
Is US-Mexico border secure enough? Immigration reform could hinge on answer
In 2003, the size of the border patrol stood at 10,717 agents. In 2012, the number totaled 21,394, with 18,516 stationed along a Southwest border reinforced with state-of-the-art technology that includes ground sensors, hand-held thermal-imaging equipment, surveillance cameras, and predator drones. During that time, the border patrol budget increased from $1.4 billion to $3.5 billion, according to agency data.
Those increases have been supplemented by other initiatives. In 2006, Bush signed the Secure Fence Act, which authorized 700 miles of fencing --- as well as infrastructure such as vehicle barriers, roads, and checkpoints --- along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. The same year, the Bush administration endorsed plans for a "virtual fence" of surveillance equipment to run almost the entire length of the border.
The Secure Fence Act aimed to achieve "operational control" over the entire border, defining the phrase as "the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband."
That, experts say, was an unrealistic expectation.
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Journalist Medrano writes as if the 700 miles of fencing was actually built --- it was not. And, the virtual fence was a failure.
Medrano has been writing about the border for years and knows these things. He is no doubt part of the mainstream media's effort to bamboozle the American people about the situation on the border.
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