BP Agents: More than Half the U.S.-Mexico Border Out of Control

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on September 10, 2015

Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control” at this point, the chief of the Border Patrol agents testified to Congress Thursday, detailing the porous situation and violent conditions in the southwest.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said one out of every five illegal immigrants agents caught along the border in 2014 had a criminal record, which helps explain some of the violence that occurs.

  • Richard Schwartz

    Homeland has 2.1 billion dollars for the fence and has built 36 miles.

  • reagangs

    Call out the local militias and other Patriotic citizens with their fire power and stead fast attention to details. An alert manned vehicle every half mile apart will close the porous border. A 12 gauge shot or 30-06 round every so often would do the trick. Especially with a human trafficking coyote going down every time. The trick here is to get rid of the lowest of the lowest rats after a while. Even put a bounty on their bodies. Just like dear season, only with out the permits and lease fees.

    • bobnstuff

      No it won’t, Every 1/4 mile maybe and that would take around 240,000 people who are trained. That’s at $10 billion in border manpower plus the cost of equipment and support staff. That would cut down the flow by 50% and do nothing about the drugs.

  • The redhawk

    and By the time the new President takes over Obama and his NA ZI TROOPS will try to make that a 99% Border NOT SECURE ..headline!

  • bobnstuff

    So congress knows that we need more border protection, the President has asked for changes in the law and more money for border protection, Other then holding hearings what is Congress going to do. The President is right the borders are more secure today then ever, when he took office it was 25% under control. Holding hearing is nice but it’s time for action from Congress, the balls is in their court.

    • saviano

      Your current govt. will never secure the border as it should be under Bo, Barry , Barack’s, leadership.
      He’s “spreading around our wealth” and “transforming America.”
      It will take a terrorists attack or another major unthinkable event that all Border States know, is just a matter of time.
      Our Government. has supported the drug war , has supply the cartels with weapons hardware and is protecting Cartels operatives that operate on both side of the border. It’s always about the money
      The brazenness for gov.t support for Juan and Maria has extended into our jails and prisons with the released ex fiat order of thousands of convicted felons onto society . The backlash from this decision is just starting to be tragically realized. Problem is: : thousand more cases have not been made public of the crime spree now waging across our country by illegals living here who are wanted in their own countries and here.
      This nasty fact is still shoved through our legal system by judges that are being paid-off that sit on the benches in every border state and all Democratically controlled non-border States.
      When Mr. Trump tells us that we are stupid to just give our country away maybe some of you former Dems that supported this system, voted in these morons will finally figured out that you can’t keep a country a float with millions of bottom feeders sucking out the life blood from the rest of us, some people you will never be able to educate, and they have clue what a Democracy is. .

      • bobnstuff

        You believe what you are saying, there is just one problem, most of what you are saying is based on lies told but Rush and his friends. First as I have said the terrorists don’t need to sneak in over the borders, the fly into our airports or are born here. Nothing you are saying have facts to back you up. You have never bothered to check any facts. Mr. Trump likes to make things up as he goes. Non of his “fact” check out and he will not answer questions about them.

        • saviano

          Google : terror camps in America,.
          Go read and believe … this is not a fairy tale . The last time I checked they listed 35. Get your head out of your …..HLS doesn’t what this published … and yes, your being lied to every day… …we have solid proof here in AZ and definitely TX. I don’t pay attention to N. MX …where they have given illegals the ability to drive with no prior checks for legality.
          Maybe where ever you are , you’ll understand the term “hit and run” better with no Ins. .

          • bobnstuff

            A link would be nice here. I watch the piece and a number of thing jumped out at me. Why did they only go to seven and not the whole 32? The training tape was not shot in the US, The people they had on tape were most likely Americans, There is nothing that would lead me to believe that these people are illegals and in fact my guess is that they have all been investigated by the FBI more then once just looking for a reason to close them down. These are the same people that talk about the FEMA camps which has been proven to be a lie.

        • saviano

          Bob : I don’t listen to Rush …I live in a Border State, AZ which I love the same you must your State. My family has four generation of military men that served and protected this county. You can’t protect a country if you can’t protect it’s border. Think about it please .
          I wouldn’t say this if I didn’t know what I was talking about . Read some of the other comment written here . These are people that live in Border State . Do you think that have nothing better to do than to make this stuff up?

          • bobnstuff

            Thinking as a member of the military would you protect the border in the way our republican candidates are saying we should? Trump thinks all you need is a wall. No one wants to talk about the cost. How would you do it.

          • saviano

            A fence is only one security measure needed.
            In areas of AZ the terrain is very hostile in the mountain areas where thousands cross . Also extreme heat right now mixed with desert conditions take lives . These area won’t be fenced …nature has put up it’s natural fence.
            What’s happens this time of year , when the smugglers have people who can’t keep up physically (woman and children) they are abandon . Cell phones do not always have the range needed for rescue. Our drones and rescue copters that you help pay for try to locate them. The ones that died are located by the vultures.
            No fence will every help these people and they are buried in unmarked graves. Naturally if they have ID the country or origin is notified to locate family.
            The Federal Gov.t own land, borders the MX border right up to AZ’s back door. Signs posted in : English , Chinese and Spanish warning DANGER DRUG SMUGGLING AREA.
            That’s how your govt. has chosen to protects it American citizens.
            It’s now reported that Chinese illegal will pay upwards to $25,000 to be smuggled into the States or Canada and why the Chinese language is now included on the Federal signs..

            The White House recently installed another security fence to protect it. What does a fence do?
            it slows down the wave of humanity .It allow for the personnel first responders to safely do their job. It’s just one deterrent of many that is utilizes and can help to save life. .
            What few people outside of the Border State don’t realize is the money to finish the fence was marked for AZ and (Federal Lands )under G. Bush . When Pres. Obama came into office he cancel the project and redirected the money.

  • Alfred Moniot

    It really is well and truly time to Nuke DC!
    fmr LCDR MC USNR NUKE – resigned 4 July 1978 after 8.5 years active/4.5 as a LCDR NUKE

    retired expatriate (12 + years in Conde Nast’s 2013 “World’s Best City”)

  • TexRancher

    But Janet Napolitano said (for Obama) that the border is more secure than it’s ever been and she supported that by putting up signs that warned AMERICANS to stay out of parts of OUR National Parks for our own safety!

    As for 1 out of every 5 ILLEGALS caught having a criminal record, well all of them now have a criminal record for ILLEGAL entry and should not have any consideration for amnesty! They continue to violate our laws by staying here and by working here while they ILLEGALLY tap into our fraudulently run entitlement schemes! Then there’s the cost for medical, educational, housing and food stamp programs that support them without end!

    Obama is using ILLEGALS to break this country. Just part of his plan to turn this into another third world cess pool and our glorious Congress sits on their thumbs, too C.S. to challenge him! They say “you can’t deport 11 million ILLEGALS” when the real number is somewhere around 30 million! I say you can, just like eating an elephant, One bite at a time!

    A serious deportation program will result in many choosing to “self deport” rather than risk losing everything should they be caught and deported! Arizona proved that until Obama and his amnesty conspirators including Holder shut them down!

    This election we must elect a REAL AMERICAN and not fall for the shell game from the Socialist (former democrat) party! An aside to this, no more muslims brought into the U.S. They hate our guts and will not assimilate, Instead they will and already have started demands that we adjust to them and allow Sharia law!


    • Pam

      I sent this letter (last February) to every member of the Judicial Committee and specifically to my senators and congressman:

      Dear Sir or Madam;

      With regard to the Illegal Alien problem, I would like to let you know how the vast majority of “Real Americans” feel:
      We have no problem with people who come here LEGALLY looking for “The American Dream”, a lot of us got here that way.
      Illegal MEANS against the law, what part of that do you NOT UNDERSTAND?
      They do not ONLY take jobs that Americans won’t do. For instance: Construction, ALL the trades, school secretaries, manufacturing, hospital workers, food service workers, healthcare workers, retail sales, customer service, and so on and so forth.
      Every time a community has an outbreak of Mumps, TB, Hepatitis, Head Lice, Measles and diseases that have all but been wiped out in this country we know they have come out of the so called “Immigrant Community”. No one is ever allowed to publicly acknowledge that, but you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out.
      Way too many of these people that are “just trying to make a better life” are actually violent gang members, drug cartel thugs, thieves, rapists, murderers, etc. coming here because they know our punishments are nowhere near as harsh as what they would face “back home”.
      Even as far back as the 90’s it was common knowledge that “Hispanics” were not the only ones coming across our borders. (Check out the Spanish Class scene in “Born in East LA”).
      Their intentional failure to assimilate is causing millions (if not billions) of dollars in added costs to not only all governing bodies but private businesses as well.
      And this is all BEFORE Obama started his campaign to flood every state in the union with these “democratic voters”. Ordering that they be given Social Security Cards, Drivers Licenses, etc. is a blatant attempt to coerce our election process.
      It is time for you all to get off your collective butts and DO SOMETHING!!!!
      If someone comes here with no intention of abiding by our laws and assimilating into our way of life, they are enemies of the state and should be treated as such. And with E-verify (supposedly the law) any employer, no matter how big or how small who is found to employ Illegal Aliens should be fined the amount of 1 year of gross proceeds of that business for a first offense. Any subsequent offense, the entire controlling body of that business should be tried for treason for willfully giving aid and comfort to enemies of the state.
      We are totally and completely SICK TO DEATH of hearing “It would be prohibitive ’cost-wise’ to deport them all”. Please, please, please explain to us how it is cheaper to house, clothe, feed, educate, provide medical care, provide legal aid, hold, try, and incarcerate these people, than it would be to ship/fly them home and then SHUT DOWN THE BORDER!!!!

      • Eugene

        Well said but I’m sure you didn’t get any response right

        • Pam

          You bet! Nothing but crickets!!

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