Since the Gang of 8 began their exploration of how to dupe the American people into accepting "comprehensive immigration reform" by saying first the border must be secure, with no way of proving it has been done, border patrol agents are saying the "number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening."
Data obtained by Townhall and reported within CBP from February 5 through March 1, 2013 shows 504 illegal aliens were spotted exploiting the Tucson/Nogales area, 189 were caught on CBP intelligence cameras. Of those 504, only 174 were apprehended and 32 of the 189 on camera were carrying large drug load packs for Mexican cartels. Some were armed with AK-47 style weapons.
Last week, Fox News reported sections of the border will soon become unpatrolled as hours for on-the-ground agents are cut. Townhall has learned Border Patrol agents working the border have been fully funded, yet internal political battles within CBP may be causing funds to be funneled to managers, rather than those getting their boots dirty on patrols.
"Customs and Border Protection has been given enough money to fully staff the border but has chosen to use the money elsewhere, we believe it is to fund the salaries of Supervisory CBP Officers. The money they are diverting was to go to AUO (Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime) which is actually straight pay and is used to pay Border Patrol Agents for anything past eight hours. Being that we have to maintain staffing 24/7 this is a huge part of border security. The criminals and drugs don't stop coming so we have to make sure we have people out there. Cutting AUO will be a 30% pay cut for our agents but more importantly a minimum 20% loss of staffing out in the field," Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council Shawn Moran tells Townhall. "It is internal politics within CBP and also with immigration reform. There are still battles between legacy Customs, INS, and Border Patrol managers as to the direction CBP takes and how the funds are being used. Meanwhile both parties claim no immigration reform until the border is secured, well this surely will not secure the border." Read the article and see recent photos at Townhall
I know, I keep repeating what the good folks over at Local 2544 are saying, but I do it because it's information from firsthand sources that isn't compromised by spin (or censorship) from DHS. Most of us cannot really visualize what the job of a Border Patrol agent is like, and I can't say that I do either. But it's critical to our nation's security that we get it. That's why I look to sources like Local2544.org. All of the quotes below are from posts on their site.
"People are getting their throats slashed at Janet Napolitano’s “secure” borderin the Tucson sector. Two dead and one severely wounded just this week. The wounded man was able to flag down some Border Patrol agents after crawling for help." [Emphasis mine]."...
"Another Tucson sector station has seen large groups of up to 111 illegal aliens staging at the border and then deftly avoiding all sensors and other surveillance devices. As we warned, it will keep getting worse. Of course, once they all get past us we have ICE to arrest them. No, wait, Janet won’t let ICE do their jobs either. But not to worry, the area where these large groups are congregating is slated to have patrol agents removed next month. That should help the situation."...
"As of yesterday, groups of illegal aliens as large as three-hundred (300) have been spotted by Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector. These huge groups are being drawn here by promises of amnesty from the Obama Administration and they know that border security is getting real lax, real fast... Congratulations President Obama, Secretary Napolitano and Deputy Commissioner Aguilar. You have done more todismantle the morale and effectiveness of the Border Patrol than anyone else in the history of this Agency...And with agents soon scrambling to scrape up enough money to pay their bills and keep from losing their homes we are going to see an increase in corruption and a lot of agents who are preoccupied with personal problems when they are on duty. Secretary Napolitano will not lose one dime of her inflated paycheck, and her underlings like Bianca Warner will still be knocking down over $170,000 a year while sitting in her nice office complaining about how Border Patrol agents are overpaid."...
Friends, when well-intentioned (perhaps) Senators promise you they will secure the border before a "path to citizenship" becomes possible, ask them who they trust to verify. Can you, and will they, trust the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton who has received an enormous vote of 'No Confidence' from Border Patrol Agents, or his boss Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, or the Democrat-controlled Senate which desperately needs illegals to have an easier 'path to the voting booth?'
The problem is, we have no one we can trust until we see the appropriate fencing installed. We CAN believe Border Patrol Agents. We cannot believe anyone in power in this administration. And remember...we do not want to "reinforce" the border, we want to "secure" the border."