The Obama administration has been caught red-handed trying to manipulate numbers involving dangerous illegal immigrants to the public.
The Department of Homeland Security has been touting numbers that suggest border patrol agents nab 80% of illegal immigrants trying to cross into America.
One problem. A new study commissioned in 2015 by members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees shows that in reality, 50% of those trying to illegally enter the country are successful.
Worse, the DHS has tried to suppress the report according to one source because “it would ‘look bad’ and ‘help elect Donald Trump.”
Via Fox News:
Federal lawmakers seeking to pinpoint the number of illegal immigrants who successfully sneak across the southern border ordered up a report from the Department of Homeland Security, but the agency refuses to release it and instead cites a misleading statistic that overstates the number who are nabbed, sources told Fox News.
DHS denied it is holding back the report, but sources say it was completed in November and that it shows roughly half of adults who attempt to cross the border make it – approximately 250,000 in total.
But that number is at odds with DHS’ official estimates. The agency claims authorities catch 80 percent of adults trying to sneak in, but critics say the figure is padded to make it appear border security is more effective than it really is.
“The Obama administration knows that the number of illegal aliens successfully getting across the Mexican border is 158 percent higher than they are telling people,” said John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, who is familiar with the report. “The administration has made fraudulent changes in the numbers to hide this.”
Fraudulent changes. Hardly surprising that the administration would take illegal actions to help cover up and protect illegal immigrants.
Question – If 50% of illegal immigrants make it through our borders, how many terrorists will slip in during the vetting process for Syrian refugees?
One of the sources cited in the report indicates that Obama’s DHS has squashed the report purely for “political reasons . . . because it would ‘look bad’ and ‘help elect Donald Trump.’”
Just more proof that this President is more concerned about politics than he is about American safety, security, and lives.