Sheila Jackson Lee claims the border is under control
Despite the fact that illegal immigrants are streaming over the border and willingly turning themselves in because they wish to take advantage of Barack Obama’s Executive Orders which granted de facto amnesty to some illegal immigrants and implemented the DREAM Act Sheila Jackson Lee believes the border is under control.
Here is what she had to say:
“I disagree it is in devastating condition. I think with now 21,000 border patrol agents it is under control.”
She added that Border Patrol agents told her that “they are able to do their job, even though they had been called into service to change diapers and make formula.”
She claims that Border Patrol agents have told her they are able to do their jobs despite being distracted with maternity care but that flies in the face of what the Border Patrol Union heads are saying.
And she conveniently forgets that 70% of those 21,000 Border Patrol agents she sites as proof the border is secure have been taken off the front lines in order to process paperwork. The border may be under control but the question begs to be asked: whose control?