Border Security: Why won’t DHS release these statistics?


 

in the last six months, agents along the Southwest border caught 15 people from Iran, 35 from Pakistan, 12 from Jordan, two from Syria and five from Lebanon. These are numbers Homeland Security would not officially release.

“We’re more aware, not only of terrorists, but terrorist weapons,” said Gustafson.

Agents who patrol the coastline have radiation detection equipment and try to at least eyeball every incoming boat.

“The busiest time is the fishing months, when there’s a lot of boat traffic. Everyone has got a boat out here; they try to blend in with the regular traffic,” said Gustafson.

Potential terrorists are not the only concern.

Agents said many violent criminals cross the border.

Source: 10news.com

Being a border guard is not an easy job. In addition to the direct threat of criminals who would try to injure them, there is also the threat of an overzealous US Atty’s office who seems more interested in protecting the civil rights of drug runners than the lives of the agents charged with protecting the border.

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(h/t n2l)

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20 Responses

  1. Slavery is still widespread and the human trafficers must be abolished.

  2. I hope that wasn’t that white brimmed straw hat.
    A nice wool Fedora would have been nice.
    /henh

    The DoJ fired some attorneys last week, too bad that one sumbeeyotch wasn’t one of them.

  3. In more news and politics:
    McCain:Roe V. Wade Should Be Overturned.
    Let me just add…duh-uhh!
    While you are at, John, how about repealing the free speech killing McCain-Feingold bill, and numerous other pieces of legislation I won’t even mention that disqualify you as a conservative.

  4. He will. It’s still early in the campaign.

  5. Back to the original question. “Border Security: Why won’t DHS release these statistics?” Is there an answer for that? Border security doesn’t seem to be to high on the Bush agenda. And you all know I love W. I just don’t understand this border thing.

  6. Hey Robert D.
    Going to bed, but to answer your question…I haven’t got a clue, especially in light of all that has happened, and the number of supporters voices he has to have heard. Maybe our next President.

  7. Hi n2l, just had to put in my 2 cents here, but I still cannot understand the border issue. Illegal is illegal, unless I missed the memo. And if I did, I’m missing out on a lot of benefits. 😛

  8. Perhaps we cannot be trusted to correctly interpret the news.

  9. I think a fence would correctly tell the illegals that they are not welcome. And deporting all illegals in prison would be a good start to the unwelcoming party. What is it that they (all of them) are not telling us?

  10. I dunno, but all o’ them better straighten up and tell us what they knows.

    /Heh.

  11. That is SERIOUSLY scary. I don’t know how popular this is going to make me on this comment list, but I suggest a dramatic reallocation of funds by the federal government. Take the BILLIONS we spend on the drug war each year and enforce our southern border. The dividends would be much higher, and it is a war (unlike the drug war) we have a chance of winning.

    -J. Kaiser

  12. I dunno, J. Kaiser. Seems to me that the drug war is part and parcel of the war on terrorism because those drug lords are certainly setting up their own terrortories in Mexico as well as places further south.

    On the other hand (grin) if we legalized drugs, freed up the American farmers to produce another cash crop, regulated the amount of active ingredients, sold it over the counter and taxed the shit out of it, we’d be depriving the narco-terrorists of their funding, removing a big source of funding for al-qaeda, potentially bringing in enough tax revenue so that all our tax rates could drop, and our marginal citizens could get a quality-checked method of frying what’s left of their brain cells.

    Hmmmm.

  13. Not to mention that policing the border would take a BIG chunk out of the drug trade. But much of the money spent on the drug war is sent off to place like Columbia in an attempt to stop the growth of drugs (like cocaine) or millions sent to Afghanistan to stop the growth of the substances that lead to drugs like heroine. However, if we policed that border, we would no doubt catch huge amounts of drugs coming up through the Central American pipeline.

    And your point is certainly correct. Legalized (as well as regulated and taxed) drugs would destroy the funding for many South American terrorists groups- and possibly Islamic terrorist groups. Revenue that could go back to defending our borders.

    -J. Kaiser

  14. Betahistine may end misery of being fat. Well, something to try before bariatric surgery, anyway. Don’t get all excited in the U.S. as yet. It was taken off the market as not proving effective in labrynthitis, and I believe it is currently unavailable by prescription of you wanted to do your own empirical testing (grin) but studies will begin in Canada and the US NIH soon.

  15. J. Kaiser: Yes, the fence would cut off a lot of drug trafficing, but drugs are also coming in by boat, trucked concealed right across the border, as well as by plane.

  16. I wonder how long it would take Monsanto have RoundUp Ready Marijuana?

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