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Feds Create Border Security Index

May 05, 2011  | 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said her department is developing a comprehensive index to measure Southwest border security in a new way that looks deeper into the quality of life of Americans who live near Mexico.

Instead of just counting arrests and drug seizures, the new index would look at community concerns about environmental damage, economic losses and feelings of personal safety. She told a Senate panel on Wednesday that she has ordered Customs and Border Protection to work with outside experts and border communities to develop the index.

Border residents have long complained that traditional measures, such as state and local crime statistics, don't show the harsh realities they're experiencing.

Source: Arizona Republic


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Rick @ 5/5/2011 5:39 PM

They fiddle while Rome burns. This has surpassed LE's abilities. As long as the US is under a state of emergency because of the "drug war", we should have Marines sent down to wipe out the drug dealers and other armed criminals along the border. Install a new border barrier using some SeeBees while the Border Patrol triples it's size and we might have a somewhat secure southern border.

Stan @ 5/5/2011 8:06 PM

The problem isn't just in the boarder states as the immigrations spreads north we have the same issues.

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