Only 40% of US Border With Mexico is Under Control, One in Five Illegals Have Criminal Record

A new report warns that a mere 40 percent of our southern border with Mexico is under control. Worse, one in five illegals sneaking across the border have criminal records.

We may as well have no border patrol at all if all they can do is secure a scant 40% of the border.

Less than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control” at this point, the chief of the Border Patrol agents testified to Congress Thursday, detailing the porous situation and violent conditions in the southwest.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said one out of every five illegal immigrants agents caught along the border in 2014 had a criminal record, which helps explain some of the violence that occurs.

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All told, 91,000 criminal aliens caught by the Border Patrol were deported last year, compared to about 486,000 total illegal immigrants caught.

Nearly half of the criminal aliens deported had aggravated felonies on their records, Mr. Judd testified to the House Oversight Committee.

Committing suicide by failed immigration policy.

Warner Todd Huston

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