Many illegals still slipping by bigger Border Patrol
Despite massive increases in manpower, the U.S. Border Patrol is still intercepting only about 61 percent of would-be illegal immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an audit that the investigative arm of Congress released Wednesday.Anecdotal evidence suggest it is much worse than this report would indicate. I think the cartels are now trafficking in Central American immigrants. They are bringing them in using pickups and vans and when they can't pay for the smuggling they kill them. Most of the groups coming in are more likely to be found by Texas law enforcement than the Border Patrol. They are found because of problems with the transport vehicles or as in the case of one Houston discovery officers found a stash house for 40 illegals in it.
The findings, which for the first time show a broad estimate of how many illegal immigrants the Border Patrol fails to catch each year, emerge as pressure builds on Congress to move past border security and begin to grant legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.
The Government Accountability Office report found that an estimated 208,813 illegal immigrants escaped capture along the nearly 2,000-mile border. Slightly more than half of them turned back to Mexico, and the others proceeded deeper into the U.S., the report said.
The report also said that the Obama administration has gone more than two years without having an effective yardstick for measuring border security, meaning there is no good way to evaluate the job the Border Patrol is doing.