U.S.-Mexico border violence is diminishing, Napolitano says.

The U.S.-Mexico border is more secure than it has been…

The U.S.-Mexico border is more secure than it has been in years, resulting in less violence and illegal immigration, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said.

U.S. border communities are not “out of control or overrun with violence,” she said today in a speech at the University of Texas at El Paso. “Illegal immigration is decreasing. Deportations are increasing. Crime rates are dropping.”

The Obama administration has been stymied by congressional Republicans and some Democrats in its efforts to propose immigration legislation to allow temporary foreign workers. Opponents say the administration should do more to stop illegal immigration before Congress considers letting more people into the country to work.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed 779,000 illegal immigrants from the U.S. in the past two years, more “than ever before,” Napolitano said. More than half of the 195,000 people deported last year were convicted criminals, a 70 percent increase from the Bush administration, she said.

Source: Jeff Bliss for Bloomberg.com.

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  • Big Sis is a Big Liar…she boldly lies re Border and Mexico Chaos that has resulted in 30000 dead Mexican in 5 years..and continues to spill over into the USA. While she is propagating this lie…rumors abound re Operation Gunwalker…were BATF is allegedly walking guns from the USA into Mexico to bolster the lie that US sourced weapons are fueling the Narco State Wars in Mexico.

  • LEMMOTLOW

    Hey Janet, take a walk unescorted along the border and report back, if able.

  • AngryWhiteMale

    This ignorant tool of the O’Boyo administration must have a driver to take her to work, then make sure she gets to the correct office. I doubt she could find it or her ass, with both hands and a flashlight…..