“Smoke and Mirrors” : Border Patrol Scoffs At Obama Claims of Secure Border

A concerted campaign in the mainstream media to characterize the situation at the Southern Border as under control and with illegal immigration flows subsiding doesn’t fool those who are actually working there.

“This notion that DHS is saying the border is more secure than ever — they don’t have any evidence of that,” said Brandon Judd, a 17-year agent who is president of the National Border Patrol Council. “It’s just smoke and mirrors.”

After 2014’s flood of unaccompanied minors pouring over the border caused a crisis, the numbers for 2015 are way down.  However, officials have still captured 15,647 unaccompanied minors so far this year making it the second biggest count on record.

In addition, morale among the Border Patrol is flagging after Obama essentially made their job pointless with his executive action on amnesty.

The vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, Shawn Moran, characterized U.S. Customs and Border Protection as “inefficient and top-heavy with supervisors” and said morale continues to plunge in frustrated agents who “know there is a lot of traffic still getting through the border,” according to the Post.

Agents have grown increasingly disheartened since President Barack Obama signed an executive order deferring deportations for millions of people in the country illegally, another union official, agent Chris Cabrera of Texas, told the Post.

“Border crossings are usually tied with perceived amnesty,” Cabrera said. “If people believe they will get some type of relief or a free ride, the floodgates open.”

It may in fact be true that illegal immigration is slowing down.  However, since one quarter of Mexico’s population is already in America, it’s hard to see how the massive wave could continue.

more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were apprehended at U.S. borders in 2014 (229,000 Mexicans, 257,000 non-Mexicans.)