As Senators in Washington D.C. prepare to roll out a new immigration reform package, promising border security before amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States, Texas Border Patrol officials and border watch groups are seeing an uptick in illegal foot traffic similar to the scene in Arizona over the past few months.
“When I hear Janet Napolitano say the border is secure, I just laugh because she has no idea what we go through on daily basis,” a Border Patrol agent stationed near Laredo, Texas tells Townhall. “Now with Washington coming back and saying we’re going to have you use less equipment and more furloughs and on top of that we’re going to stretch your shifts, there’s no way we can ever secure the border.”
Although the decision to furlough agents and cut manpower on the border is being reconsidered, a final decision has not been made. At this point, upper management has given themselves a pay raise while agents working the border scramble to stretch resources as illegal immigrants take advantage of the security lapse.