Thursday, June 24, 2010

Napolitano highlights steps to secure border

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday the federal government will create a program to let state and local police in non-border states rotate down to the border to help local authorities go after smugglers along the U.S.-Mexico line. Taking aim at what she called "bumper sticker" get-tough slogans, she reasserted that the federal government, not states, should be in charge of enforcing immigration laws. The former Arizona governor also said the Obama administration has made huge strides on security, though she said the border still can be more secure and said administration officials are in the middle of "surging" more boots on the ground...more

You'll note I included a handy B.S. detector with this post. You will need it.

Here is their "fact sheet".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apprehensions have decreased for one simple reason. Border Patrol was ordered by Washington to decrease apprehensions. If that meant letting illegals go by, so be it. The politicos had to have their numbers. Apprehension statistics are not a measure of much of anything. All that changed is instead of catching one out of every 7 or 8 illegals crossing the border, they are now catching one out of every 15 or 20.