March 21, 2013   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Border Bombshell Explodes
But only the Washington Times heard it
Washington Times -- March 21   
DHS tells Congress it still can't measure border security
"You do not want the Department of Homeland Security to be the stumbling block to comprehensive immigration reform..." Watch
    Top Homeland Security officials told Congress on Wednesday that they still don't have a way to effectively measure border security --- a revelation that lawmakers said could doom the chances for passing an immigration legalization bill this year.
    Three years after the Obama administration scrapped the previous yardstick, which measured miles of the border under "operational control," top Customs and Border Protection officials told Congress that the new measure they're working on won't be ready for public use any time in the near future.
    The announcement stunned lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, who said that without a way to measure border security, they may not be able to convince voters to accept a new legalization.
    "You do not want the Department of Homeland Security to be the stumbling block to comprehensive immigration reform for this country, and it could happen. So get in the game," said Rep. Candice S. Miller, Michigan Republican and chairwoman of the House's border security subcommittee. [...]
    Border security is a major sticking point in negotiations over immigration.
    In 2007, the last time the Senate debated immigration, the bill failed in part because voters didn't believe the government was serious enough about gaining control of the border. [...]
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, said she doesn't think legalization should be held up over the issue, but she said Homeland Security needs to do better.
    "You've got to get in the game," the Texas congresswoman said. "What I'm hearing here is not really a definitive game strategy."
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    The Washington Times is the only real news outlet to cover this story. Once again, the mainstream media covered up Obama Administration misdeeds. Where are you Fox News?

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