How’s this administration’s border security effort going?

The numbers of migrants crossing the Rio Grande illegally have risen sharply in recent weeks, replaying scenes from the influx of Central American children and families in South Texas last year.

Once again, smugglers are bringing hundreds of women and children each day to the Mexican banks of the river and sending them across in rafts. In a season when illegal crossings normally go down, “The numbers have started going the other way,” said Raul L. Ortiz, acting chief of the Border Patrol for the Rio Grande Valley. Since Oct. 1, official figures show, Border Patrol apprehensions of migrant families in this region have increased 150 percent over the same period last year, while the number of unaccompanied children caught by agents has more than doubled.

The New York Times puts together the puzzle several years too late, concluding that Obama’s loose border policies might run counter to his other statements:

The increases come as Americans’ concerns about border security are heightened after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris raised fears that terrorists would try to sneak into the United States. And they are complicating the Obama administration’s efforts to reassure the country that the border is under control.

Gee, ya think so!?

(h/t Byron York)

Comments

8 Responses to “Captain Obvious’ column in the NYT: Increase in illegals crossing into US screwing up Obama’s claims of a secured border”

  1. Truesoldier__ on November 30th, 2015 8:03 pm

    Speaking of the border, the irony from the Obama admin over this statement is rich (and so is the response from Turkey).

    Obama To Turkey: Seal Off The Border To Syria

    Turkey To Obama: Handle Mexico First

    http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/30/obama-to-turkey

  2. Jackson on December 1st, 2015 3:08 am

    The US government is providing enough force for protecting the border and the Obama administration should have a lot of rules by the essay writers for scholarships young for knowing some more details about the border security. The students might visit their place to know so that they can create their assignment on various topic.

  3. Granny617 on December 2nd, 2015 3:11 pm

    Isn't that just the pot calling the kettle black? Oops… hope that isn't racist. And the NYT pointing out the obvious is so stupid. It's not like they had to pull their heads out of Obama's ass – well just a little peek – and then right back to covering up what ever they find wrong about this administration.

  4. ChapBix on December 2nd, 2015 7:22 pm

    Have I missed something, Granny? Do they actually TRY to find what is wrong with the Obama regime? What Doug provided us with above appears to be more accidental than intentional.

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