Why Isn't the U.S. Border Secure?

Why Isn't the U.S. Border Secure?

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Government Accountability Office, ProCon.org

OpenTheBooks.com estimates that the number of border patrol, customs, and immigration officers with arrest and firearm power has tripled from 20,000 in 1993 to 60,000 in 2014. During roughly the same period, the number of undocumented entrants to the United States also tripled. So is border security a question of resources — or political will? 

Adam Andrzejewski is CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, and author of the oversight report, The Militarization of America.

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