With less than two months left as president, Obama is using this time to try and close down any surveillance we have along the Mexican border.
When Donald Trump gets into the White House in January, Obama wants to make it as hard as possible for him to fulfil his deportation promises.
Obama’s Department of Homeland Security isn’t doing their job. Rather than secure the southern border to the best of their abilities, they’ve shut down vital measures to insure security.
An obvious move to open the borders, undocumented people who wish to sneak into the U.S., rather than legally immigrate, are free to do so without difficulty. If they can’t be seen, they can’t be caught.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, vows to challenge DHS’s move, saying Congress provided “full funding” for 2017. Cuellar, a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Homeland Security Subcommittee, is drafting a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson protesting the shutdown.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Cuellar challenged Johnson last February when DHS reduced Phalanx’s flight operations.
This time, Cuellar is seeking reinforcements from Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Reps. Mike McCaul, R-San Antonio, and John Carter, R-Round Rock.
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