Migrants, Caravans and Safety: This Is What Happened The Day I Rode Along With The US Border Patrol (VIDEO)
In 2016, the department of homeland security estimated that an average of 465 people a day successfully sneak into the US across our 2000 mile border with Mexico.
This, despite staggering improvements to border security in the last 10 years. During the Obama administration, the number of border patrol agents was doubled (10k to 21k)
Border Patrol has seen the installation of remote cameras with night vision connected to gps technology, improved seismic sensors, mobile stadium lighting, tunnel detection equipment, drones, and interactive multi-feed live streams.
And yet – a recent report from homeland security said that after spending hundreds of millions to add an additional 11-thousand sensors that detect both movement and heat, it only covered 5% of the border and that less than 1% of apprehensions were a direct result of the new technology.
So, why is the border so porous?
Because no one has figured out how to stop people who want to escape poverty from buying a 60-dollar ladder.
There’s no amount of money, no technology improvements or increase in the number of border guards, that can prevent people who dream of a better life… from going to home depot, or in this case, Femco Centro Do It, located just 1 mile from the US border in Tijuana, Mexico.
For a moment, let’s put aside the politics so i can finally reveal trump’s true motive for building a 70 billion dollar border wall: as a father, he is 100% determined to protect America’s precious children from the hundreds of thousands of Mexicans who sneak into the US to rape and murder. I’m kidding. It’s the same reason he attacks war widows – to distract us from the Russia investigation, his failed policies, his petty vengeance schemes, his own incompetence and the upcoming mid-term elections, which Republicans are predicted to loose, bigly.
The proto-type walls are 30 feet high and about 18 feet wide.
4 of the 8 are made of concrete. The other four a material that is not concrete. Some of them are solid top to bottom, others allow border agents to see what’s on the other side. They also include four feet of material beneath the wall that will slow down or prevent tunneling. The contractors were given marching orders to make a wall that is more difficult to go through, more difficult to tunnel under and more difficult to go over.
Before we get any further, let me show you how the us border is currently protected.
In areas close to a large population, like here in Tijuana, the border patrol uses a layered approach. There are actually two border obstacles. The first is erected right on the actual border. These 6 to 8 foot tall corrugated sheets of metal were first installed in the early 1990s and were originally used as portable landing pads for helicopters in Vietnam.
Then, there is a second barrier that is taller – 10 to 14 feet – that is supposed to be more difficult to climb, dig under or go through. The second barrier and the 1st barrier are separated by some distance depending on the topography or population.
This second barrier may also have concertina wire on top, on the bottom or both.
This area in between is meant to be wide enough so that when border patrol determines a breach has been made to the first wall – using cameras or sensors – they can then mobilize a team of agents to catch the illegals before they cross the open space and breach the second barrier
To see the entirety of this, watch the video above.
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