Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that the Arizona – Mexico border is safer now than it’s been in years. According to the report, the border is more heavily guarded using Blackhawk helicopters, drones, surveillance towers, infrared cameras, motion detectors and increased Border Patrol. They also referred to the 18 foot high border fence that stretches across part of the Arizona – Mexico border, but that fence is far from being complete and may never be completed.
However, as four US Senators, John McCain (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO), were touring the border at Nogales, Arizona, a female Mexican national managed to scale the 18 foot border fence right before their eyes. Border Patrol agents on the scene quickly apprehended the woman.
McCain instantly tweeted about the event:
“Just witnessed a woman successfully climb an 18-ft bollard fence a few yards from us in Nogales. And Border Patrol successfully apprehended her, but incident is another reminder that threats to our border security are real.”
They’re real alright. Just one month ago, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the Arizona – Mexican border in a National Guard Blackhawk helicopter and reported seeing what she was told were drug cartels poised ready to cross into the US. Brewer’s report of the border differs from what the liberal media is saying and what the four senators saw. Brewer reported:
“I was just down there last week.”
“I was with the National Guard. I was in a Blackhawk. I saw them on the other side, the drug cartels, ready to come across in the middle of the night. It is not secure.”
“The ranchers will tell you, if you sit down and talk to them, that they’re fearful, that the border patrol is too far north.”
“They need to get closer to the border because they let them go so far, and then they just sort of blend in, and they’re destroying their land and destroying their cattle, they’re destroying their water.”
“They’re frustrated. And I believe that until the ranchers, law enforcement, is satisfied and they tell us that this border is secured, there’s not going to be a whole lot of movement.”
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