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follow marcus 2019 Jan 9, 8:28pm
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So let's see, from 2000 to 2017, the number of border patrol went up by a factor of 5, and at the same time the number of illegals apprehended decreases to about one fifth of what it was. What's going on ? Are we locking them in ?
So let's see, from 2000 to 2017, the number of border patrol went up by a factor of 5, and at the same time the number of illegals apprehended decreases to about one fifth of what it was. What's going on with the wall ?
We go from 9,212 to 19,437 border patrol from 2000 to 2017. How is that went up by a factor of 5? Can you educate me? 🤔
E-man saysWe go from 9,212 to 19,437 border patrol from 2000 to 2017. How is that went up by a factor of 5? Can you educate me? 🤔Sorry. You're right. The numbers I gave for illegals apprehended were 2000 to 2017, but the former were from 1992 to 2017. MY bad. I'm tired and have had a couple beers. Border patrol only roughly doubled from 2000 to 2017, while apprehensions went to less than one fifth. Still, I would make the same point. It's good to be aware of how serious the emergency is. It really is political bs.
Something doesn’t add up.
I think it clearly shows that we have been beefing up security and that it is effective in preventing people from trying as much. IT also may indicate that there are simply less people wanting to illegally come from Mexico. Certainly less are, unless one wanted to argue that even with twice the border patrols - which include a lot of high tech, more are somehow getting through (not being apprehended).If that were true, a wall that covers a micro part of the 2000 miles sure isn't going to do much.
We’ve also constructed 649 miles of fencing out of nearly 652 miles where Border Patrol field commanders determined it was operationally required, including 299 miles of vehicle barriers and 350 miles of pedestrian fence.
Mark Morgan, Chief of Border Patrol under Obama “Yes. They absolutely work,” he said.“If you look in the past, you don’t have to go too far back in history that bipartisan legislation that was passed … the Secure Fence Act. In 2006 and 2012 bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall, or fence or physical barrier or whatever you want to call it. It’s a wall. It works.”