Texas Asks DHS Why They’re Planning To Reduce Border Patrols

Over the past few years, there has been an unprecedented number of “unaccompanied” children illegally crossing the southern border, along with quite a few others. So, what does DHS have planned?

(Texas Tribune) Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border.

In a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years.

“Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along the southern border, we believe DHS should request more surveillance and security resources, not fewer,” Abbott and Cuellar wrote in a letter.

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Even if you are in favor of illegal immigration, this should disturb you, as it means less chance to see the illegals coming in to the nation, which means more illegals, many of them children, crossing into areas where they end up collapsing from the heat, lack of water, and lack of food.

Who ordered this reduction? DHS would not say. Would it be off-base to think that this originated somewhere from within Obama’s main team or Obama himself?

Oh, hey, did you know that there are now lots of Cubans coming?

During the 2015 fiscal year, about 28,400 Cubans entered Texas through U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Laredo field office, which extends from Del Rio to Brownsville. That’s compared to about 15,600 in 2014.

The surge came after the Obama administration announced in 2014 its plans to re-establish ties with Cuba, leaving many Cubans fearing they will lose a special designation that allows them to apply for legal residency status, or a “green card,” after living in the country for a year. Cuellar and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, have called for the repeal of that designation.

The article makes no mention as to whether these are legals or illegals. Either way, there is a huge influx of people who share different values, and are often low on education, skills, and money. Which means that the taxpayers of the USA will have to subsidize the lives of these immigrants, legal or otherwise, rather than taking care of our own.

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