Leroy N. Soetoro
2018-04-09 02:00:08 UTC
It would only seem to make sense that those who patrol the U.S. border
would be in favor of anything that makes it more difficult for people to
enter the country illegally.
So it shouldnt come as a surprise that in a survey conducted by the
National Border Patrol Council the union that represents the agents who
patrol the border 89 percent of agents supported adding a wall system
in certain high-traffic locations to help catch or deter those who try to
enter the country illegally.
The survey of more than 600 agents in two of the Border Patrols busiest
sectors found just 7 percent of agents disagreed with the notion that a
wall system in strategic locations is necessary to securing the border.
Agents surveyed by the NBPC also cited the need for the government to
change the catch and release policy, which allows many illegal border
crossers to be released after being arrested if they claim they require
asylum in the country.
The results of the survey were first reported Monday by The Washington
It remains to be seen if the survey results generate as much media
attention as a report published late last month by the Democratic staff of
the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which
claimed a survey of border agents found plenty of requests for additional
investments in technology, training and personnel but few suggestions
for a wall.
Citing an annual survey by U.S. Customs and Border Protection of its
agents that asks their thoughts on agency priorities, the Democratic staff
report claimed fewer than 1 percent of responses made reference to a
The Democratic report suggests funding for a wall is more the wish of
President Donald Trump than that of border agents.
At a minimum, funding decisions should reflect the operational
requirements of frontline agents and Border Patrol section chiefs and
should not be based on a desire to fulfill campaign promises made by the
president, the Democratic report said.
The claims made in the Democratic report drew immediate criticism from
Benjamine Carry Huffman, the head of strategic planning for U.S. Border
Huffman called a border wall essential to gaining operational control.
The fact is, when it comes to border security, the border wall system
works, Huffman said in a statement. Suggestions that the Border Patrol
believes otherwise are false.
Monday on Fox News Channel, Border Patrol Council vice president Hector
Garza said the catch and release concept so many agents want to see
eliminated has survived because holdovers from the Obama administration
are continuing to implement the policy.
Under catch and release, illegal immigrants can claim to require asylum
in the United States. By making the claim, the immigrants receive notices
to appear in court at a later date.
But Garza said few illegal immigrants actually show up months later at
their hearing and disappear into American communities.
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