Border patrol agent Chris Cabrera told Congress yesterday during a Congressional hearing that the Obama administration is intentionally manipulating the data on the numbers of illegals crossing into the United States. The method of choice seems to be leaving out groups larger than 20 to the authorities, even if the group is larger than that number. In fact, Agent Cabrera told Congress that border patrol employees are actually punished if they report a number larger than 20.
In this manner, the Obama administration can make our southern border seem more secure than it actually is.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent from the Rio Grande Valley Sector in Texas told lawmakers today that his fellow agents are punished for reporting illegal alien groups of more than 20. “Agents who repeatedly report groups larger than 20 face retribution. Management will either take them out of the field and assign them to processing detainees at the station or assign them to a fixed position in low volume areas as punishment,” Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera told a Senate panel. “Needless to say Agents got the message and now stay below this 20 person threshold no matter the actual size of the group.”
The situation seems even more sinister when you consider the types of people sneaking into America. Drug dealers, gangs, and terrorists are much more sophisticated in their methods to get into the country.
Cabrera also told lawmakers that the 6 out of every 10 illegal aliens who attempt to cross the southwest border into the United States are not apprehended. “Ask any line Agent in the field and he or she will tell you that at best we apprehend 35-40% of the illegal immigrants attempting to cross. This number is even lower for drug smugglers who are much more adept at eluding capture,” he said.