“The President implying, we’ve done enough, the border is secure, does not make it so. Our border is definitely not secure. The Government Accountability Office has determined that only 15 percent of the border is under operational control. The time has come for real action, not words.” – Congressman Peter King (R-NY)
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama’s visit to southern Texas to discuss immigration and border security opened the door to renewed debate on amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.
Fresh from his Osama Victory Tour, Obama capitalized on his increased popularity due to the killing of terrorism chief Osama bin Laden in hopes of shoring up his Latino vote with the promise of amnesty, while at the same time praising his administration’s immigration policies.
Obama claimed he increased the number of Border Patrol agents from about 10,000 to more than 20,700. However, an examination of records reveals that the increase in border agents occurred during the Bush Administration when the number of agents reached upwards of 18,000 in 2008.
In addition, the President touted his Homeland Security Department statistics that claimed his administration deported a record number of illegal aliens, most of whom had a criminal records.