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Napolitano: Borders Stronger Than Ever

February 14, 2013 by  

Napolitano: Borders Stronger Than Ever
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform on Wednesday.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that U.S. border security has “never been stronger” during a Wednesday Senate hearing regarding immigration reform.

Napolitano’s remarks came as she worked to convince Senators that they should agree to an immigration reform package that provides both heightened border security and an easier pathway to citizenship for immigrants already in the Nation.

“I often hear the argument that before reform can move forward, we must first secure our borders,” Napolitano said in her opening remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“But too often, the ‘border security first’ refrain simply serves as an excuse for failing to address the underlying problems. It also ignores the significant progress and efforts that we have undertaken over the past four years. Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger.”

According to the Homeland Security Secretary, a record 409,000 illegal immigrants were detained last year.

But Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said the Administration of President Barack Obama simply has not done enough about immigration to be in a position to ask for an easier path to citizenship for illegals.

“I truly believe, had this Administration done a better job of enforcement, been more effective in moving forward with a lawful system of immigration, you would be in a much stronger position with the American people who ask for a more broad solution to the problem,” Sessions said.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • MexicansaysLibtardsRPukes

    HA! HA! HA! Really?? Homeland Insecurity is nothing but farts in the wind!

    • eddie47d

      If you have a problem look to Congress who authorizes the budget for security.Napolitano at this time can make this claim of a stronger border because it is a fact. That doesn’t mean the border is completely sealed but better guarded than it was. Some of you last week complained about drones being used on the border for surveillance so please make up your mind which side of the fence you’ll be on today.

      • http://personallibertydigest MB

        Napalitano and El president rely on Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system to support their position the border is safer than ever. We are safer because they ignore the crimes listed below.
        FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system does not include many crimes
        UCR doesn’t include kidnapping
        UCR doesn’t include extortion
        UCR doesn’t include violence along the border directed at U.S. law enforcement
        UCR doesn’t include Cartel-related killings of U.S. citizens in Mexico,
        UCR doesn’t include smuggling incidents
        UCR doesn’t include Cartel command and control networks operating in Texas.
        UCR doesn’t include increases in Cartel-related gang activity.
        UCR doesn’t include death squad members living and operating in Texas
        UCR doesn’t include using Texas children in the border region to support Cartel operations on both sides of the Border
        UCR cannot report a crime that is never reported to law enforcement. Many citizens of border communities do not report crimes for fear of reprisal.

        Living along the border I can assure you that Cartel crime and kidnapping is worse than ever. The lame street media is lying to the public.
        We need someone like general black jack pershing to stop the invasion but that will never happen because our government broke and they want it to happen. Democrats are just interested in buying voters.

      • Wellarmed

        eddie47d I believe that I am on the American side if one must know. I agree with you in one sense.Although you did not come right out and say it, that neither Republicant or Demorat are willing to actually solve the epidemic of people entering our country illegally.

        As I have said before it IS our policies ( NAFTA, Arming Cartels, War on Drugs, School of the Americas, Death Squads etc….) that have led to this mass defection from Central and South America. Both sides (D&R) have raced towards who could “give” Amnesty before the other, simply to troll for votes at the expense of the people that they (politicians) have sworn to represent.

        How the American People continue to fall for this line of utter BS from both parties is clearly beyond comprehension? Janet Napolitano is no more credible than Eric Holder or George Bush and ALL belong behind bars let alone without their lifetime pensions and health benefits.

        Are we ever going to elect anyone who actually gives a S&%t about this country?

        Seems not to me, as long as Americans are more concerned about their party rather than their country.

    • javamann

      Pity that we seem to living down wind!

  • Harold Olsen

    Nothing but lies ever come out of the Obama regime.

  • T. Jefferson

    Yes, that revolving door really helps speed things along.

  • Warrior

    Last night I heard luizzz guitierezzzz say that there is $18 bil currently being spent on immigration “control” and if we get this “comprehensive plan” in place there will be a “lot” of savings from this $18 bil that can be spent on “other programs” o’goofus wants. Personally, I think he is referring to “open borders”. In about 40 more years, I wonder if old Miriam/Webster will even publish a dictionary with the word “sovereignty” in it?

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Warrior,”

      I THOUGHT U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), LEFT CONGRESS YEARS AGO. DID HE RETURN, OR, IS HE INVOLVED IN STATE POLITICS? WHEN I WAS A “C-SPAN junkie,” U.S. Rep. Gutierrez WAS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR ALL THE TIME.

  • GRusling

    Cousin Janet wouldn’t know “border security” if it bit her on her big fat arse! Putting “guards” on the border, then ordering them NOT to do their job is a waste of time and money, but then, she already knows that…

  • jdn

    In forty or fifty years from now the Mexicans will be the majority in this country and they can take over without firing a shot . WOO HOO the liberals will celebrate that day but they will never get voted into office again . I guess thats a plus even if we do turn into a third world toilet with nukes .

    • eddie47d

      The British wanted their pure society also just like you JDN. Their way or the highway in accepting people. They were always just a little bit better than the Scots or the Irish or the German immigrants. They had their pecking order in the new America and you want yours. Your just a different owner of who is accepted and who is not.

      • http://yahoo.com BillT

        That’s right Eddie, as an American, I feel I’m better than any other person from any other country. I also believe that America is better than any other country. PC and multi-culturalism can go straight to…..

      • John

        Yeah Eddie, that is why they have a saxe-koberg-gotha german queen. By the way, what does anything the British do or want have anything to do with our immigration policies? You just wanted to call jdn a racist for wanting border controls. Classic commie argument. If you don’t think immigration is wonderful you are a racist! Well the fact of the matter is immigration has ruined this country.

      • eddie47d

        John: The British once controlled this nation or is that too far back in history for you to figure out. JDN is the one who went racist with fascist overtones so there is no need for you to go all “commie” on me. Yes you can say “immigration has ruined this country” way back to 1492.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “eddie47d,”

        SIR, SINCE YOU LIVE IN COLORADO, I HAD ASSUMED YOU WOULD BE THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO WOULD NOT WANT MORE HISPANICS. BESIDES TRIBAL NATIVES, I DID NOT KNOW COLORADO WAS KNOWN FOR RACIAL DIVERSITY. [About twenty years ago, ABC News did a report on the negative treatment Negro males receive in Denver].

  • JCfromDC

    Does ANYONE with half a brain believe even HALF of the BS coming out of this dementia-ridden, little gnome’s mouth anymore? I guess she’s been trying to convince everyone of her own garbage so long she even believes it herself. This is the same person who said that “the system worked” with the “Times Square Bomber” (and others), when, in fact, the “alert citizen tipped” off the sound asleep “system” that was off the air at the time. The entire DHS is a useless and fatally featherbedded bureaucracy that needs to be dropped like a stone.

  • Corsica

    Napolitano looks like a nun. She’s plain-looking and unfeminine. (Dyke?) And when she speaks she has a slur as if she’s drunk or doped up. I can’t imagine any senator accepting her lie that our “borders…have never been stronger”, and not call her an unmitigated liar.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      I HEAR ‘YA, “Corsica!”

  • texastwin827

    Anyone who lives in a border state, with Mexico, knows this is not true. The problem seems to be that many of the citizens in the rest of the states, actually believe her BS!

    The TX Dept of Public Safety is doing what they can, with putting armed boats into service, however, because they are a State law enforcement, these boats can only be used to stem the drug trafficking….after all, it’s the Federal Govt’s job to enforce the immigration laws and we all know that’s not going to happen nor are they going to let the states do anything.

  • http://yahoo.com BillT

    This woman was incompetent as gov of AZ. She seems to be even worse now.

  • misty

    Even if less illegal aliens are crossing the border, and I don’t believe that for one moment. Remember Napolitano signed an agreement with Calderone on Nov. of 2011 to allow 84,million Mexicans to enter the USA on a trusted traveler prigram.

  • Terry Bateman

    Secretary Janet got her facts wrong. The “record” the Obama administration made in
    immigration was in the amounts of illegal immigrants with U.S. criminal records that
    were deported last year. The administration has been bragging about how few
    illegal immigrants were detained at the border last year, which actually was a record
    LOW.

  • 4Pip

    Maybe Napolitano and Obama ought to move down there if it is so safe!

    • Chuck S

      Obama should spend one of his vacations camping on the Mexico-Arizona border.

      • javamann

        He could practice and learn how to shoot straight!

  • podunk

    What borders? Where was she when BO gave his state of the disaster message – some illegals sitting in his “pet” box seat??? B-Holder was there – isn’t he the top officer in charge of prosecuting “criminals” – didn’t he swear by oath to uphold the Constitution & Law of the land??? Didn’t do it did he?? All of those “Highest Officers of the Land & none honored their oath of office!!!!

    Above the law??? What law???? Chant USA & wave a flag… & be punished!!

  • Chuck S

    Janet sounds like some libs who said we should have comprehensive reform, not piecemeal, which I think is a trick. I think that piecemeal means doing security first, to make sure it happens this time. Comprehensive means combining security and amnesty, with the intent that the security never happens, like in 1986. Let’s finish the 1986 law by getting the security, before doing another law. And I probably don’t want amnesty even after we get security.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    THE “BOTTOM-LINE” TO THIS ARTICLE IS MEXICANS ARE CATHOLICS WHO BELIEVE IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY. AMERICANS DO NOT WANT TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT AND EDUCATE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN PRODUCING LARGE AMOUNTS OF CHILDREN.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Benjamin Fox,”

    THIS IS THE SECOND TIME [IN TWO THREADS] IN WHICH YOU HAVE MENTIONED ALCOHOL. I HEAR ‘YA, MILITARY MAN!

  • James

    SHE’S JUST READING WHAT SHE’S BEEN TOLD TO SAY……PUCKING DIP-STICK IDIOTS RUNNING THIS GOVERNMENT!!!!

    aND YOU IDIOTS THAT PUT OBAMA BACK IN OFFICE……NEED TO HAVE YOUR VOTERS REGISTRATION REVOKED…….PERMANENTLY!!!!

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