Napolitano: ‘The Border’s A Safe Border’Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 13:48
Napolitano: ‘The Border’s A Safe Border’
February 5, 2013 8:19 AM
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the Mexico border Monday to trumpet increased enforcement as she campaigned for an overhaul of immigration laws.
The former Arizona governor highlighted “incredible” spending on border enforcement, 40-year lows in “illegal immigration numbers” and relatively low violent crime rates in major border cities like San Diego and El Paso, Texas.
“What we have seen now compared to 20 years ago is like the difference between a rocket ship and a horse and buggy,” Napolitano said at a news conference after a helicopter tour