Today in an exclusive AP reports that Obama has the border under control and is ready to take more serious action on illegals, the details to be announced in the upcoming weeks. This story follows executive action to override the people and create the Dream Act as well as information we posted concerning the administration providing citizenship to illegals ‘in the back room’ and without checking all of their records. A year ago last December the cartel used weapons obtained from Fast and Furious to murder Brian Terry, a border patrol agent.
AP: “The agency this month is overhauling its approach on migrants caught illegally crossing the 1,954-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico. Years of enormous growth at the federal agency in terms of staff and technology have helped drive down apprehensions of migrants to 40-year lows.
The number of agents since 2004 has more than doubled to 21,000. The Border Patrol has blanketed one-third of the border with fences and other physical barriers, and spent heavily on cameras, sensors and other gizmos. Major advances in fingerprinting technology have vastly improved intelligence on border-crossers. In the 2011 fiscal year, border agents made 327,577 apprehensions on the Mexican border, down 80 percent from more than 1.6 million in 2000. It was the Border Patrol’s slowest year since 1971.
It’s a far cry from just a few years ago. Older agents remember being so overmatched that they powerlessly watched migrants cross illegally, minutes after catching them and dropping them off at the nearest border crossing. Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher, who joined the Border Patrol in 1987, recalls apprehending the same migrant 10 times in his eight-hour shift as a young agent.
The Border Patrol now feels it has enough of a handle to begin imposing more serious consequences on almost everyone it catches, from areas including Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to San Diego.”
Obama has disavowed the middle class as a support sector in his 2012 campaign. After being elected he did the same to blacks and turned to the illegals, felons, and later unemployed. What is the significance of the timing of this article?