For the Good of Illinois

Why Isn't the U.S. Border Secure?

June 30, 2016 08:01 AM
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Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Government Accountability Office, ProCon.org

OpenTheBooks.com estimates that the number of border patrol, customs, and immigration officers with arrest and firearm power has tripled from 20,000 in 1993 to 60,000 in 2014. During roughly the same period, the number of undocumented entrants to the United States also tripled. So is border security a question of resources — or political will?

By: Adam Andrzejewski

 
 

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Jesse Cox
Baltimore County, MD
1/5/2017 10:49 AM
 

  Simple - the federal government does NOT want to secure the borders. Reason. illegals fraudulently vote and nearly 100% for Democrats who have been in power for the last 10 years. PETUS Trump - please build that wall.

 
 
Lyn Morse
Huntsville, AL
8/7/2016 11:37 AM
 

  EPA has had at least 4 scandals and as many as 6 or 7 within the last year or two. Part of it was spending millions and millions on top of the line Harvey Meyers furniture for THEMSELVES at EPA instead of cleaning up America. Then there's the Flint River. Yet not even Congress seems to notice the number of scandals EPA has had. A quick tour through the archives of a National newspaper like the NY Times would tell the tale. Can we trust these people to care about pollution and environmental clean up. The blog before me is exactly right. No caring about we the people... Bureaucrats caring only about themselves and constantly conniving to get more and more money out of Congress for projects that may or may not benefit America. Cross a bureaucrat and you can find out how much you may suffer even if guilty of nothing. Then there's IRS where newspapers a few days ago clearly revealed their conniving against certain Americans or American groups and not doing a fair let alone ethical job. Then Madam won't account to IGs. Anyone who won't account to IGs or Congerss in their oversight function should NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THEIR GOVERNMENT JOB OR EVER HAVE ANOTHER IN US GOVERNMENT. No one in Government should ever get by with rejecting it or not accounting to Congress or IGs EVER!!!

 
 
Jerome
Lebanon, TN
8/1/2016 08:12 AM
 

  Well, of course it's political will, it's always political will. This Republic is no longer the Republic of yester-year. Politics has become a career for most in the government. They are not servants of the citizens anymore, the citizenry has become servants to the elected. The personal wealth of our career politicians comes first and foremost in the minds of America's governing body. How else can one explain freshmen congressmen and women entering office as middle class working Americans, and emerging from 2 or 3 consecutive terms as multi-millionaires?