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Border Patrol Reality

The lamestream media told you:
Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The House Subcommittee on International Terrorism, in a public hearing on July 5 broadcast live on C-SPAN, examined important elements of the "Mexodus" immigration debate that have been ignored or overlooked by "news" media.

T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the agents' union, confirmed that the Border Patrol captures, and for the most part releases, more than one million illegals trying to slip into America each year.

Front line agents estimate that for every one caught, one to two slip in, he said, in testimony before Congress.

"Coyotes," the smugglers who run the system, are caught and released without prosecution. This is known throughout the ranks of the Border Patrol, and has a bad effect on morale, a fact the committee appeared to not like.

When asked if cooperating closely with Mexico would help, Bonner said wryly, "No," and the audience laughed, forcing the committee chair to bang his gavel. "We trust Mexico as far as we can throw that country," he continued, to more laughs.

Committee member and Arizona Democrat Raul Grijalva mentioned that Arizona gubernatorial hopeful Don Goldwater wanted to arrest illegal aliens and put them in border-area tent-city "jails," similar to those used by Sheriff Joe Arpaio to house non-violent overflow inmates in Maricopa County. Mistakenly calling Goldwater the grandson of Barry Goldwater (Don is actually a great-nephew), Grijalva referred to the proposed detentions as concentration camps, and was booed, forcing more gavel pounding from the chair. The media even in Arizona failed to mention this.

In other testimony, the committee was told that radiological samples were brought in across U.S. borders by agents testing the system, they were detected by radiation sensors, but that the carriers could simply talk their way past the "guards." Ranking Democrat Sherman asked if the agents who conducted the test had tried to sneak in the radiological supplies shielded so they could not be detected. I am not making this up.

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