By Robert Gehl
DAMNING REPORT: Six In Ten Illegals Get Into U.S. Scot-Free; Agents Punished If They Report Too Many Illegals
A border patrol agent testified today that almost six of every ten illegal aliens crossing the border are not caught – and agents reporting groups of illegals larger than 20 are punished.
Breitbart.com is reporting that Chris Cabrera, an agent in Texas, testified before a senate panel that illegal aliens trying to cross the border are successful 60 percent of the time.
“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,” said Cabrera in written testimony prepared for a congressional hearing today.
He also said that agents who repeatedly report groups larger than 20 face punishment. In the written statement, he said supervisors will either remove them from the field and assign them office duties or re-assign them to areas with “low-volumes” of illegal crossers.
Customs and Border Patrol, Cabrera said, are routinely manipulating statistics and misleading the American people about our border security.
“I want to address whether or not the border is secure. If you ask this question of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or senior management at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), they will tell you the border is secure,” the Border Patrol agent told lawmakers. “They may even point to statistics and metrics showing that the Border Patrol is 75 percent effective in apprehending illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.”
However, he also said, “I want to be crystal clear – the border is not secure,” later adding, “How can this enormous gap exist between what the DHS tells you here in Washington and what our Agents know to be the truth in the field? Frankly, it is how you manipulate the statistics.”