Border Patrol Chief – Northern US Border at Risk

 In Domestic, opinion

Border Patrol Chief – Northern US Border at Risk

The Northern U.S. Border is 5,000 miles long and spans 13 states. CBSLocal is reporting that the Border Patrol has been sounding the alarm about Northern Border Security. It sits next to long time friend Canada…which is currently run by a liberal who has an open border policy for Syrian refugees.

“There are radicalized groups that are in Canada — that is a tremendous concern to us.” Border Patrol Control Chief Bradley Curtis

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border photo via Breitbart

Changes at the border crossings

Canada’s liberal Prime Minster, Justin Trudeau, laid out the welcome mat for refugees. But he also planned a streamlined method of clearing persons crossing the border to facilitate business workers.

The CBC reported in March, 2016

“The basic idea is that travellers should be screened by customs officers far away from the border, to ease pressure on existing choke points and speed up travel…

The new system would start with pilot projects in several places. One business source said Trudeau and President Barack Obama are expected to identify them this week. He said they will include the port at Quebec City and at Massena, N.Y.” 

But will these changes make the U.S. more secure? Doubtful. It’s that liberal mindset we’re up against. Sort of a “nothing to worry about” thought process.

Needing more BP agents

The Department of Homeland Security says on their website,

“Boots on the Ground: Currently, CBP has more than 2,200 Border Patrol agents on the Northern border, a 500 percent increase since 9/11. In addition, there are nearly 3,700 CBP Officers managing the flow of people and goods across ports of entry and crossings along the Northern border.”

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For 5,000 miles of territory that’s a pittance. The southern US border has 17,700 agents and it’s only 1,989 miles long. About 300 million non-Americans cross the US borders annually.

New York is 300 miles from the Canadian border. The BP has 300 agents to cover that space.  In Vermont, agents on foot patrol, ground sensors,  and hidden cameras attempt to stop the influx. The Border Patrol has asked to double their manpower.

Who’s coming in?

Drugs, arms, human smuggling all traverse the Northern borders of the U.S. whether they come by ATV or on foot. Much of that ends up in New York, but it also comes to other major cities such as Seattle. The less populated states can become pipelines to the major cities.

“Up here we’re encountering people from every single country. They’re coming across on snowmobiles. They’re coming across on ATVs. Of course, we have 95 miles of water boundaries, so people come across on boat, canoes, anything you can think of…” Bradley Curtis

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