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Today, there are 22,800 U.S. Border Patrol agents, five times the number in 1993. About 17,000 agents work along the Southwest corridor, double the number from seven years ago. They are supported by National Guard troops, local police and thousands of port officers using everything from drug-sniffing dogs to gamma-ray machines.
• In Arizona, the primary smuggling corridor on the U.S.-Mexico line, there are now more than 3,600 Border Patrol agents, about 10 for every mile of boundary with Mexico.
• The budget this fiscal year for Customs and Border Protection, the federal agency charged with guarding U.S. borders, is about $17 billion, double what was spent in 2003.
• The number of illegal immigrants arrested by Border Patrol has plummeted by almost two-thirds in just five years, a combined result, authorities say, of fewer people trying to cross because of the economy and increased security.
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in April, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the Southwest border is "as secure now as it has ever been." Challenging the sincerity of lawmakers who demand security, she asked, "Will it ever be reached as far as Congress is concerned, or will that goal post continue to be moved?
They flat out claim they will not enforce border security until amnesty is granted for those already here.
It's flat out extortion.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
If there is a contract, where is the consideration?
Also, a breach only occurs if the person making the oath fails to defend the United States from foreign or domestic enemies?
Is failing to prevent every single person who tries to cross our 1000+ mile border a "failure to defend?" If a soldier on the field of battle does not kill every single enemy fighter did he commit a "failure to defend?"
Next, are illegal aliens "enemies?" Is it possible that illegal aliens actually have a net positive effect on the US economy? Can we call people that work their butts off to clean our toilets and pick our fruit "enemies?"
What we are faced with here is an act of aggression by a para military group (drug cartel - if you believe thats the power behind) operating within the US borders.