Arizona Border Residents Skeptical Of Latest Immigration Plans<quoted text>
Jay ‘Baghdad Bob’ Carney says borders more secure ‘than ever in history’
Unfortunately for Carney, the Washington Times released a report on the same day he was making his historic declaration, and it showed that “the latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol suggest that the flow across the nation’s southwest border jumped by 9 percent last year.” More from that story:
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The meeting was the first of two that Barber is holding. It followed a revealing audit from the Government Accountability Office that showed most of the U.S. Border Patrol’s resources in its busiest region, the Tucson sector, aren’t actually on the border.
Rebecca Gambler is the GAO auditor who extrapolated the numbers. "Fifty-seven percent of agent workdays are scheduled for interior zones which do not have miles on the border," she said.
In other words, last fiscal year, less than half of the hours worked by agents in the Tucson Sector were actually spent working on the border.