They don’t seem to care about the Northern border to America., which is TWICE as long…
The Canadian/US border has no fences to mention and no mass amount of people of color there either, eh?
While President Donald Trump fixates on the threat at the U.S-Mexico border, House Democrats plan to use their agenda to investigate the terrorist threat at the northern border.
There are nearly 200 vacancies for Border Patrol agents at the Canadian border, and the Department of Homeland Security has warned that homegrown terrorists can easily — and legally — cross the U.S.-Canada border without being noticed
This terrorist threat has caught notice of Democrats now running the House Homeland Security Committee, which will investigate the porous nature of the Canadian border and whether the border agency has the right resources to catch would-be terrorists from slipping into the country unnoticed.
“Where is it that, you know, there’s porous areas in our homeland security structure?” said Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.), who is expected to lead the House Homeland Security Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee, told POLITICO. “And I think looking at the Canadian border is definitely a place I want to go.”
The White House is asking for $211 million to hire 750 more Border Patrol agents — an ask that appears to be limited to the southern border, where more than 17,000 agents already work.
In contrast, about 2,000 agents in all now police the northern border, according to a recent report by House Homeland Security Republicans. And the Canadian border is more than twice as long as the U.S. border with Mexico.
Democratic members plan to “ensure security of the northern border hasn’t been ignored by the administration,” a committee spokesperson said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has faced challenges recruiting and keeping personnel at the northern border sectors along the 5,525-mile-long boundary. Clusters of cities and waterways hover around portions of the border, but vast swaths are sparsely populated and cover rugged terrain…..
This angle by Democrats seems to are of a political poke in the eye at Trump and Republicans….
The US isn’t gonna be building a Northern border wall either….