We'd like to think the "data" is real, but common sense tells us
that we have no way of knowing how many have crossed and how many were
intimidated by enforcement. We CAN count how many have been apprehended, but
even that is a politically-motivated figure.The Executive Branch uses
selective enforcement based on funds available and the message they want to
send.For example, Obama wanted high deportation numbers so he could claim
to be the Great Deporter. So he sets up courts at the border and catches
illegal aliens trying to get in. Previously they were just turned back south.
Viola! He now has a high number of deportations. But it is apples-to-oranges
data.BP agents can be aggressive or they can just sit on Xs waiting and
watching.Then there are the tunnels.We know from the tragic
friendly-fire death of a Border Patrol agent that the communications and
logistics are not up to par. Just because Washington is talking about
"reform" does not mean the information coming from is accurate. What we
DO know is that it is politically motivated.
It's almost amazing how deceptive and cunning these illegal aliens and
smugglers have become. It's even more amazing that a significant portion of
our society now wants to turn around and allow amnesty to them after they so
wantingly broke our laws. Countries like Iran and North Korea have
no trouble at all securing their borders. But then again, their agents and
guards are allowed to carry guns and shoot at would-be trespassers. If the USA
adopted a similar policy, it wouldn't take long at all before any attempts
to cross our borders illegally would become almost non-existent.