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Exclusive: Illegal Border Crossings Double, Border Becomes Less Secure as Beltway Gets Close to Deal on Immigration Reform

MonicaB Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 4:47 AM
Starting with the "bipartisan" (Gang of Eight) approach to "immigration reform," there's a real effort to "change the dialogue" on this topic. The AP move to nix use of the term "illegal immigrant" is one other indicator. Great analysis of that here:

As the immigration reform Gang of Eight inside the Beltway prepares to announce a deal later this week, claiming border security will come before a path to citizenship for millions of illegals, Border Patrol agents have seen illegal border crossings double and warn the cutting of agent work hours will only result in less border security, not more.

"We've seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening," an agent told Townhall, who asked to remain unnamed due to fears of retaliation within Customs and Border Protection [CBP], something he said is common. "A lot...