Border Patrol Agent: Border Has ‘Gotten Less Secure’ ‘Lucky to Catch 45% of What Crosses’

Border Patrol agent Chris Cabrera, who is a member of the National Border Patrol Council, which has endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, stated that the border has “gotten less secure” in the last few years and agents are “lucky to catch 45% of what crosses” with “extremely porous large stretches of our border being left unsecured, unmanned” on Monday’s “Varney & Co.” on the Fox Business Network.

Cabrera was asked, “Are you saying the border, as it now stands, is just not secure?” He responded, “Not at all.”

When questioned on whether the border had gotten more secure in recent years, he stated, “It’s actually gotten less secure. We’re lucky to catch 45% of what crosses.”

Cabrera added, “[Y]ou’re constantly hearing from the administration that it’s secure, so the resources aren’t being sent where it needs to be. We’re having to catch and release program, where people are let into the country pending a court date, and you never see them again, coupled with the fact that it’s extremely porous large stretches of our border being left unsecured, unmanned, and it’s just a recipe for disaster.”

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