‘National Security Threat’ Declared

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Feeling fed up with extreme leftwing policies causing problems, especially at the border, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens expressed deep concern over the weekend due to the vast number of illegal immigrants slipping past capture and entering the United States illegally.

During a recent interview with CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Owens delved into the influence wielded by Mexican drug cartels along the southern border and highlighted their role in determining migration patterns which labeled it as a serious national security issue.

“They dictate what the flow is going to look like, and we respond to it,” Owens stated. “Then we try to anticipate and prevent their use of these areas, particularly those we deem hazardous for both us and the migrants.”

He expressed, “[B]ut with over 1,900 miles of border with Mexico, the odds are stacked against us. Despite our 20,000 border patrol agents, the sheer scope of the task means our resources are spread thin, operating non-stop, all year round.”

Owens elaborated on the cartels’ strategy of exploiting the border patrol’s focus on humanitarian assistance, deliberately scheming migrant crossings while anticipating the agents’ response.

This distracting tactic keeps the agents preoccupied, which allows the cartels to conduct their illicit activities elsewhere, just a few miles away.

Likewise, he emphasized that the foremost worry for border officials is the entry of unidentified foreign nationals into the United States, a concern that weighs heavily on their minds.

Owens revealed, “We’re closing in on a million entries this fiscal year alone. While this number is substantial, what truly troubles me are the 140,000 known instances of individuals who slipped past us.”

“That poses a significant national security threat,” he continued. “Border security is a vital component of national security. When we’re in the dark about who enters our country and their intentions, it’s a glaring vulnerability along our border that’s being exploited.”

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