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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Louise
Painesville , OH
2/7/2019 01:48 PM
 

  President Trump please build the wall....and please start term limit

 
 
Matt R
Toronto, AL
2/14/2017 11:04 AM
 

  This is an excellent snapshot. One question I am left with to preface all of the above facts: How much traffic has increased at the border since early 90's? Has it doubled? Tripled?

 
 
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.