In past five months, US Border Patrol has arrested illegals from Afghanistan (18), Pakistan (79) and China (619)
According to the National Border Patrol Council, the number of arrests made at the border of people from Afghanistan and Pakistan is up significantly this year compared to last.
Border Patrol representative, Brandon Judd, told Congress he has witnessed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials fudge alien apprehension statistics by low-balling the number of “got aways” — illegal border-crossers who enter the country but avoid being apprehended by border agents.
Judd says the Obama administration fails “to give the American public key indicators such as the number of arrests of persons from countries with known terrorist ties or from countries that compete economically with our interests.”
To support his claim, Judd pointed to statistics showing that in all of fiscal year 2015, Border Patrol arrested five people from Afghanistan, 57 from Pakistan and 1,327 from China.
But that number has surged this year, according to Judd.
Judd also said the drug cartels are winning. He said that resource-strapped agents were only able to arrest 47 percent of known border-crossers.
Judd claims that out of 157 known entries that week, 74 were arrested, 54 evaded arrest and entered the U.S., 17 evaded arrest and returned to Mexico, and 12 were still unaccounted for. “That’s a 47 percent arrest rate,” said Judd. “That’s not very good.”
He also highlighted the gaps in border security by citing that in Arizona a 10-mile stretch of border was unmanned for two days.
“Criminal cartels were able to go to the fence, cut a hole in the fence, drive two vehicles through that hole and escape. They were able then to put the fence back up and try to hide the cuts that were made,” Judd said.
“The scariest part of those vehicles entering the United States is we don’t know what was in those vehicles,” Judd explained.
Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis , who chairs the national security subcommittee, also asked Judd whether CBP “might be fudging” its apprehension data.
“Not only have I heard similar reports, I’ve actually seen it,” Judd said.
Judd claims he received instructions from a high-ranking watch commander ordering him to remove numbers from a “got-away” report.
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