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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:52 AM

Border officials say more people are sneaking past them as crossings soar and agents are overwhelmed

Source: Washington Post

Nearly 1,000 people per day are sneaking into the United States without being identified or taken into custody because U.S. border agents are busy attending to migrant families and unaccompanied children while also trying to stop soaring numbers of male adults, according to three U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials familiar with the data.

While CBP has never claimed to interdict every border crosser, the number of so-called got aways recorded in recent weeks is the highest in recent memory, said two of the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the data. The agency defines a got away as an individual who is not turned back to Mexico or apprehended, and is no longer being actively pursued by Border Patrol.

Counting got aways is not an exact science, but CBP has spent more than $1 billion over the past two decades on surveillance technology and camera networks that have given the agency far greater ability to detect illegal crossings in real time. Apprehending those individuals is another matter.

When migration levels surge, as with the current influx, border agents spend significant amounts of time transporting and processing families and unaccompanied minors, who generally do not attempt to evade capture, turning themselves in and seeking humanitarian refuge in the United States.




Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/got-aways-border/2021/04/01/14258a1e-9302-11eb-9af7-fd0822ae4398_story.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:57 AM

1. Border Agents Admit To Being "Too Tired", Lazy

(Just putting the traditional RW vs Worker spin on things)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:22 AM

2. Still trying to figure out why Trump's big beautiful wall isn't stopping this.

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:39 AM

5. Very little of his wall was actually completed

The project has now been completely defunded.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:24 AM

3. BP's management needs a good purge.

Followed by the rank and file, of whom a friend of mine is a member, so I hear stuff.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:35 AM

4. Probably fascists who aren't happy with the changes

This are likely RW nut jobs who loved the previous administration this and Joe's alleged "dementia" are the only two point the nut wing media have at the moment. They are running from the fool's insurrection, the pandemic mismanagement and how unpopular their voting suppression efforts are.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:19 PM

6. I don't get it . . . .

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If I lived in a nation that was bombing countries all over the globe and messing with foreign governments like the USA has been doing for over 70 years,

I would want to have the most secure borders in the World!


WTF?



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