Border Patrol Union Chief Says Arrests Of Afghans And Pakistanis Have Skyrocketed This Year
The number of arrests made at the border of people from Afghanistan and Pakistan is up significantly this year compared to last, the president of the National Border Patrol Council said when he testified during a House hearing on Tuesday.
Brandon Judd, who has also served as a Border Patrol agent for nearly 20 years, also told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security that he has witnessed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials fudge alien apprehension statistics by low-balling the number of “got aways” — illegal border-crossers who enter the country but avoid being apprehended by border agents.
Judd began by denying what he says is the Obama administration’s claim that “the border is more secure today than it’s ever been.”
The Obama administration fails “to give the American public key indicators such as the number of arrests of persons from countries with known terrorist ties or from countries that compete economically with our interests,” he added.
To support his claim, Judd pointed to statistics showing that in all of fiscal year 2015, Border Patrol arrested five people from Afghanistan, 57 from Pakistan and 1,327 from China.Via:DC
TEXAS BORDER RESIDENCE FEARFUL OF ILLEGALS RUNNING THOUGH STREETS:
Concerned about strange people running through their neighborhood at night, several Hidalgo residents invited a CBS 4 News reporter to stop by — and witness the problem firsthand.
Graciela Perez said she’s concerned about the people who attempt to sneak through her neighborhood every night.
Depending on the day, 30 to 50 people pass through the Hidalgo Viejo neighborhood, Perez said. Dogs start barking, waking many residents.
“We think they are undocumented immigrants and we’re scared,” Perez said. “Honestly, we’re scared because of what’s going on in Mexico.”
Someone called the Hidalgo Police Department, which dispatched an officer to patrol the area.
Border Patrol agents, who typically park near the border wall, weren’t spotted until 8 a.m.
“It is alarming because we used to see families, women with their children, fleeing from the violence over there,” said Hidalgo resident Karla Cantu, adding later: “They would come to work, but now it’s only men that are coming across.”
Via: Valley Central