DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano uses the word SECURE as she discusses our Southwestern border situation:
“I can tell you having worked that border for 20 years, it is more secure now than it has ever been. Illegal apprehensions are at 40-year lows,”
But figures released Thursday by Customs and Border Protection to Fox News tell a different story.
Arrests are actually up 13 percent compared with the same time last year. The number was 170,223 in 2012, and is 192,298 this year.
And there’s more:
The numbers back up anecdotal claims that Texas is seeing a marked surge in traffic. The increase comes as Congress prepares to debate immigration legislation, which in its draft form is expected to include a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants already here. Some have expressed concern this provision could entice illegal immigrants to cross over.
The stats show that in Texas, arrests in the last six months are up 53 percent in the Rio Grande Valley; up 22 percent in Laredo; and up 24 percent in El Paso.
But hey. In this Orwellian up-is-down existence brought you by the beholden mainstream media and the thought police of the far left, where economic stagnation and millions dropping out of the ranks of the employed signals “continued recovery”, global warming results in more ice and cooler temperatures, and massive increases in health insurance represent the “Affordable Health Care Act”, I spose anything is possible.
Still, methinks Indigo has a point.