Sunday, February 27, 2011


We can all sleep better now that we know the Border Patrol cannot stop the smuggling of drugs and entry of illegals along 45 percent of our 2,000 mile long border with Mexico.

Borderland Beat
February 26, 2011

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimates that around 600 kilometers (375 miles) of the U.S.-Mexico border is insufficiently monitored (ie, not adequately protected) in order to stop drug smuggling and human trafficking. That is about 19 percent of the length of the entire border.

The GAO estimates that the U.S. Border Patrol has what it calls operational control sufficient to stop smuggling activities along about 45 percent of the some 3,200 kilometer (2,000 mile) long border.

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