Border Patrol: Less Than Half the Mexican Border Secure, 20% of Illegals Have Criminal Records

The Obama Regime has been lying to use about the security of the Mexican border, and the illegals continue their invasion, which was the plan all along. “Remaking” America, anyone?

Disgusting, but not exactly a surprise, is it? From the Washington Times, reporting on a hearing yesterday before Jason Chaffetz’ Oversight Committee:

Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control,” and one out of every five illegal immigrants caught there has a criminal record, the chief of Border Patrol agents’ labor union told Congress Wednesday when detailing violence that increasingly spills over the international boundary.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, said the level of criminal activity belies claims that because fewer illegal immigrants are being caught, the border has improved in recent years.

And here’s another huge surprise. The Obama Regime cancelled the metric used to measure progress. OF COURSE it did! With no metric, it’s more difficult to prove that they have been lying for years about securing the border, cooking the books by changing the definition of “deportation,” and otherwise running another con on the American people.

President Obama has said the border is secure enough that Congress can turn its attention to legalizing the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. Many Republicans in Congress, and now many of those seeking the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016, dispute that, saying that no action can be taken on legalization until more is done on enforcement.

Mr. Judd said agents on the border have no doubt that more is needed.

He said based on what they tell him about how much of the border is under operational control, “we would be lucky if we’re [at] 40 percent.”

Operational control is deemed to be when agents have a good chance of deterring or catching almost all illegal crossers. The Obama administration canceled use of the yardstick in 2010, but has yet to replace it with another public measure, leaving Congress struggling with how to judge progress.

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