June 21, 2013   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Keeping Useless Fencing -- Adding Unused Agents
Better vote quickly before someone finds out
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Washington Times-- June 21  
Border security deal boosts immigration bill's chances in Senate
    Senators struck a deal Thursday to boost border security in the immigration bill, including building 700 miles of fence and adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the Southwest, in a move those on both sides say could clear the way for a bipartisan vote next week. [...]
    The proposal would require hiring 20,000 more Border Patrol agents and deploying them to the U.S.-Mexico border, which more than doubles the 18,462 agents there as of January, and require another 350 miles of pedestrian fencing along with the 352 miles that exist.
Red DotGlenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
    This proposal suggests that existing 352 miles of fencing on the border is OK. Wrong. Most of the existing fencing is of very poor design and some of it, about 70 miles, is only ten-feet high and is more than 20 years old. (See Operation BEEF)
    The Senate hopes to reduce illegal immigration by 90%. Let's say we cut total illegal border traffic down to about 80,000 per year --- half of which we catch. With 40,000 agents, each would apprehend one illegal alien per year. If one agent caught ten, another agent might go for ten years without catching anyone. This is an enormous waste of human resources – and money.
    I have prepared a plan to deal with the issue. The more I hear from the Senate, the more I am convinced that my approach is the right one.

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