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Originally posted by Sinnthia
reply to post by Night Star
Once we clamp down then borders, no one will ever be murdered in the US again.
That will be awesome.
She's gonna have a real hard time with that case since immigration enforcement has increased under Obama...as has border patrol and enforcement.
Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border....
Director of Media Relations Lloyd Easterling) said on Tuesday that in fiscal 2009, 17,399 Border Patrol agents have been deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border. In fiscal year 2010, the Border Patrol plans to decrease that by 384 agents, leaving 17,015 deployed along the Mexican frontier... 24ahead.com...
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Friday that she has canceled the troubled virtual fence project along the southwest border... borderissues.us...
Officials: Border Crime On The Rise
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. — Authorities in Pinal County dispute the Federal Government’s assertion that the Arizona border with Mexico is more secure than ever....
The numbers county officials provided in the release seem to back up Gaffney’s stance. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it has seen a “dramatic” increase in vehicle pursuits, drug seizures and calls to U.S. Border Patrol agents to help deal with illegal immigrants.The release specifically points to marijuana smuggling and states that the number of pounds of pot seized has gone up almost 65 percent since 2007. The release also points out that the calls to Border Patrol for assistance have more than doubled in the same time period...
For the past two years, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) has seen dramatic increases related to vehicle pursuits, drug seizures, and calls to the U.S. Border Patrol for illegal immigrants. Pinal County is the number one pass through county in all of America for drug and human trafficking. Below are comparisons for the past four years.Pounds of marijuana seized:
* 2007: 28,903
* 2008: 19,619
* 2009: 44:963
* 2010: 44,8819
Sadly, these numbers do not reflect other violence or violent crimes related to drug smuggling that has taken place during this past year;
including, two officer involved shootings,
the execution of a cartel member in Casa Grande, AZ,
the killing of two men in Vekol Valley (who were part of a Rip Crew),
a man who was kidnapped in Phoenix and because he was unable to post the ransom demand, he was shot twice in Vekol Valley
a victim who was stabbed in Casa Grande as part of a “Cartel Hit.”
On the human smuggling side of immigration, our deputies have gone into the desert countless times to help those who were abandoned by their “Coyotes.”
These cases included a six and eleven-year-old who were abandoned by “Coyotes” and forced to drink their own urine for two days in order to survive.Sheriff Paul Babeu stated,
“Homeland Security Director, Janet Napolitano has told all of America the border is more secure now than ever.... If the border is more secure now than ever, how come we are seeing these dramatic increases. Each and every time a vehicle flees from my deputies it puts them and everybody else on the roadway at risk. These numbers truly show the border is not secure and needs immediate attention.”Tim Gaffney Public Information Officer Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
2010: Increase in Drug Violence
There have been 15 journalists, 14 mayors, a candidate for governor and a former governor shot dead and 19, 557 executions in 2010. In the four years President Calderon has been in office, 40, 627 Mexicans have died. The executions are increasing each year: in 2007, there were 2,561; in 2008, up to 6,756; in 2009, higher to 11,753. The article goes on to detail the worst Mexican states for the violence, the major drug people arrested or killed, and the important people killed. Calderon is criticized numerous times throughout the piece. www.zetatijuana.com...