Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Border Fence Down: Border Patrol Union Says Breach Brings Terrorist Concerns

The head of the National Border Patrol Council says a breach in the fence along a ten-mile area in remote areas of the Mexico-Arizona border should cause concern about terrorist threats. An email from a Border Patrol agent reported that the stretch along the Arizona-Mexico border had the fence cut in order to allow access into the United States from Mexico.  Arizona Public Media reported that the president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) testified in a congressional hearing last week that cameras caught the images of two trucks crossing the area. Border patrol officials were not at the spot to catch them at the time of the illegal crossing. Brandon Judd, the president of the 16,500 member national union said, “The scariest part is that we don’t know what was in those vehicles.” The Arizona publication said he warned that illegal border crossings on the Mexico border from individuals from Pakistan is expected to increase more than three times in this year alone. Judd added, “Those numbers should alarm everyone and we are seeing a similar trend from other key countries like Bangladesh, Albania and Brazil.”...more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The key point to remember is, "Border patrol officials were not at the spot to catch them at the time of the illegal crossing. " Fact is, they rarely are!
The fact is that you can have a wall 500 feet high and camera surveillance from 500 miles away. But if all your Border Patrol agents at least 5 miles away and many are running around 65-70 miles north chasing dope loads that have already made their way down I-8, you don't have any hope of border security. And if I recall correctly, the Border Patrol Union is a major force trying to keep it that way because the union believes that working ON the border is too dangerous for the agents. #RestoreOurBorder