Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, while testifying before a Senate panel, said the United States’s southwest border is “as secure now as it has ever been.”Despite her ignorance and political expedience, that doesn't stop the bad guys.
“I say this again as someone who has walked that border,” she said. “I’ve ridden that border. I’ve flown it. I’ve driven it. I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been.”
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is headed to Arizona on Thursday following a gun battle that killed a Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border.I suspect she's the last person the border agents want to see. Maybe she can rub it in and bring that stooge Eric Holder with her.
Agent Brian Terry was shot late Tuesday night on the U.S. side of the border in a canyon well known for its drug and human smuggling activity.
Napolitano, who is expected to meet with Border Patrol agents and employees in Arizona tomorrow, called Terry’s killing “an unconscionable act of violence against the men and women of the Border Patrol and all those who serve and defend our country.”
Four suspects are in custody while a search is on for a fifth.
Law enforcement authorities are scouring mountainous, rocky terrain on foot and on horseback, searching for one of five men suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on Tuesday night.So not only is the border not secure, we've got this activity 10 miles inland. Sadly, with all this the media still refuses to call them illegal aliens.
Four suspects are in custody, including one who is hospitalized.
"About an hour or so ago, one of our deputies picked up an undocumented alien in the general area, and he was referred to Border Patrol," Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada said shortly before 3 p.m. "We don't know if he had any connection, because there is a lot of that activity going on.
"The area has been completely saturated with law-enforcement personnel. Of course, our hope is they will come up with the additional individual."
Terry, 40, was killed about 11 p.m. while patrolling near Peck Canyon in a remote area by Arizona 289.
Border Patrol agents and officers from the Department of Public Safety are stationed on ridgelines throughout the area in the Coronado National Forest. Authorities also are stationed along Peña Blanca Lake.
The scene is about 10 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and west of Interstate 19.