Another Trumpian using alternative facts.
The numbers of CBP agents on the job patrolling our borders and working our interior checkpoints was higher under President Obama, which those numbers have fallen.
President G.W. Bush more than doubled the number of CBP agents during his term of office, from about 9,800 in 2002 to about 20,000 when he left office.
He also oversaw the Bill authorizing and enacting the construction of hundreds of miles of physical barriers along our southern border.
President Bush and President Obama sent the Guard to the border to augment the CBP.
President Obama continued with the construction and replacement of physical barriers at the southern border; fences, locked vehicle gates, etc…
There was nearly 700 miles completed under Bush and Obama.
Both Bush and Obama strove to hire more immigration legal staff to help reduce the backlogs of cases.
Trump has lost CBP agents since he was sworn in.
He, to my knowledge, has yet to actually have even 1 mile erected of his proposed “big beautiful wall” that “Mexico will pay for”.
True, he is pushing enforcement, gut the numbers really don’t add up to anyone honestly being able to claim “he has done more”.
Unfortunately he has taken simple enforcement, which I fully supported, and turned it into a vindictive type mean spirited pogrom against illegal immigrant families. He has created chaos.
He has forced more cases into adjudication while recently ranting against hiring more immigration judges and legal staffing to handle the increased workload.
This dude talking up Trump just resigned his position on the 30th of June.
He is only 57.
If Trump is doing such a bang up job why duck out so freaking soon?
Why not stay the course?
Will be interesting to see what cushy but highly compensated position this Tom Homan slides into?