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Border update -- Border Patrol reports 300% spike at border -- National Emergency

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Mountainmanbob, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. Mountainmanbob

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    National Border Patrol Council President: There is a national emergency on our border -- Here's proof

    As a 21-year front line veteran Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council, I'd like to put to bed the false notion that there is no national emergency on the United States/Mexico border. I hope facts will do the trick.

    Since November of 2013, I've been called upon to give expert Congressional testimony about various aspects of border security on 18 separate occasions. I've testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    We're dealing with the smuggling of dangerous narcotics like opioids and fentanyl, which has caused an epidemic and American deaths at unprecedented rates.
    We're dealing with a greater number of people from countries other than Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
    And to top it all off, we're dealing with a greater number of people illegally crossing the border who have prior criminal records in the United States.
    Clearly, if the United States was dealing with a border crisis – humanitarian or otherwise – in 2014, you must agree that we're now dealing with a complete border catastrophe.

    Once again, we must deal with facts and compare apples to apples. While we made more arrests in the 2000s than today, what you're not being told is that we're on pace to arrest more people in fiscal year 2019 than ever before.
    This sounds confusing but it's actually simple. In the mid-2000s, the vast majority of people (over 90 percent) were returned to Mexico within a few hours of being arrested. Upon returning to Mexico, the same people would simply attempt another illegal border crossing. Former Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher once proclaimed he arrested the same group of people 10 different times in the same shift.
    Although I personally have never arrested the same group of people 10 times in one shift, I did arrest the same group of people multiple times in the same shift. It was commonplace. And while working in the Intelligence Division in 2006, I generated "recidivism” reports. Those reports clearly showed that we arrested the same people multiple times.
     
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  2. New Birth

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    sound the alarm build the wall secure the border this is an emergency.
     
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  3. Mountainmanbob

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    For the ones (that pay attention) they have seen this coming for a long time.

    The fake propaganda from the left regarding the crisis will not carry them too much further.

    M-Bob

    Here are the latest (true facts.)
     
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  4. GoldenBoy89

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    Funny how the problem seems to have gotten worse since Trump's been president.
     
  5. Speedwell

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    How much of the horrible people and drugs coming across the border will The Wall stop that increased conventional border security methods will not?
     
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  6. Shiloh Raven

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    We should also seriously consider the source of the article, Fox News. It isn't a credible source.

    Fact Checker Finds 60% Of Fox News Statements To Either Be Mostly False Or A Lie

    And the latest on Fox News... Fox News Spiked Stormy Daniels Story Before Election: Report

    And remember Trump went to play golf shortly after he declared his crucial 'life and death' national emergency on the southern border. He later confessed that he didn't have to declare the emergency. He did so because he wanted to get the wall built faster. It's his way of kissing up to his supporters.

    Trump Is Playing Golf Hours After Declaring America Is Under Attack By Immigrants
     
  7. A Realist

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    I'd like to see that statistics of the actual United States Customs and Border Protection Agency instead of taking the word of a labor union president.....a labor union which endorsed Trump for president and has every interest in making that endorsement viable.
     
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  8. LoAmmi

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    It's such an emergency that Trump was able to wait years into his presidency in order to declare it, after negotiating for funds with Congress, and then he was so worried, he went on vacation right after. Must be REALLY REALLY scary.
     
  9. Mountainmanbob

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    I'm sure you could find that information easily? Maybe you could locate and post?

    If the Democrats think they're going to push this (deception) until 2020 they will be in for a big surprise. Why? Because, by then things will be so out of hand even kindergarteners will know what's going on. Maybe then they will just move on down a notch and try to deceive the preschoolers?

    M-Bob
     
  10. Mountainmanbob

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    I feel sorry for those that cannot often take a nice vacation. It's the American Dream, Work Hard take vacations enjoy a nice retirement someday.

    Works well up top the mountain.

    M-Bob
     
  11. Speedwell

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    Answer the question, Bob:

    How many of the horrible people and drugs coming across the border will The Great Wall of Trump stop, that increased conventional border security methods will not?
     
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  12. EastCoastRemnant

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    Why would illegals be increasing their numbers to the US if Trump is the disaster you imagine him to be? There's a panic happening becasue they know the loophole is closing. The same reason the Democrats are freaking out. It will come out in short time that certain high level Democratic leaders have ties to the Sinaloa Cartel and MS13. Remember "Fast and Furious", the wholesale giving of weapons to the Cartels by the Obama administration?
     
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  13. EastCoastRemnant

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    Even if it's only a percentage, it would be worth it. Or don't you think the thousands of Americans dying from these smuggled drugs and the suffering of the sex slaves is worth it.

    Democrats are an interesting lot... don't believe in the sanctity of life in the womb, don't believe in the sanctity of life of addicted Americans, don't believe in the sanctity of life for those being trafficked.
     
  14. A Realist

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    Buddy, you're the one who started this sideshow. At least post a non-biased source for your information instead of the source from a biased labor union.

    Otherwise, and as our president likes to state, "you're fake news".

    But since you asked, here it is:
    Falling Illegal Immigration Numbers Confirm No Border Crisis
     
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  15. Speedwell

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    But you don't know if it would be a "percentage." I put it to you that you have no idea whether the Great Wall of Trump would do a better job than increased conventional border security measures.
     
  16. LoAmmi

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    If we removed all cars from the United States, we'd save nearly 33,000 people and over 2 million injuries. Please help me in my quest to remove cars and save 33,000 people. OR DO YOU NOT CARE ABOUT THE SANCTITY OF LIFE?!
     
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  17. EastCoastRemnant

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    Have you ever visited a secured facility (a company or military installation)? These have a manned check point for entry and exit... but they also have a security perimeter fence around the entire facility.

    I'm sure you are a reasonable intelligent person so I'll ask a simple question.... if there's a greater chance of getting caught smuggling something across a border check point and you could freely cross without obstruction 50 miles up the border, what would you do?
     
  18. EastCoastRemnant

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    :sigh:
     
  19. LoAmmi

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    Use your words like a big boy.
     
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  20. Speedwell

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    Now you are just being dishonest. What I am asking you to do is to compare the effectiveness of a 35-foot concrete monolithic wall to conventional border security measures (which includes barrier fencing). I want to know why you think we need that wall instead of beefing up what we ready do.
     
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