Cordero is spouting the same old Border Patrol bull shit. The numbers are down, so what's the problem? This, when everybody knows its not the number, but the type of illegals crossing. These are heavily-armed and dangerous individuals.
“The increase in the number of people in the area that are smuggling people and drugs seems to be increasing,” said Lawrence Hurt, whose Hurt Cattle Co. ranch runs nearly 30 miles along the Mexican border. “We see a lot less of the people who are looking for a job. We have a need for the Border Patrol in our area.”
The other issue is where the Border Patrol decides to engage. If its 30-40 miles north of the border, what happens to the families and their property who live in between? Haven't you ceded this area to the drug traffickers? Hurt, Erica Valdez and others say the number of trespassers and burglaries are up, and now we have the recent kidnapping of a ranch hand. No quotes from Cordero on these issues.
But, Hurt added to a round of applause, “We think they need to be on the border. If we stop them at the line we won’t have as many incidences as we have had in the past.”
These people are asking for your help Mr. Cordero. And you refuse to even acknowledge there is a problem, much less offer up positive action by your agency.