Border Patrol Officer Association Warns of 20 Million Illegals in US

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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That SuperAmnesty just got super-super sized.

The number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. is actually closer to 20 million, according to former Border Patrol agents who issued a letter this weekend disputing the count of 11 million that the government and most top private demographers use.

“The more likely figure is 18-20 million and rising daily,” Zack Taylor, chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, Inc., said in an open letter dated Sunday.

NAFBPO opposes the Senate bill that would grant legal status to illegal immigrants, with the organization arguing that current immigration laws aren’t broken and should be enforced.

They also argue that the lesson from the 1986 amnesty is that more people end up getting benefits than the government initially projects.

“To even contemplate another amnesty without verification of this basic information is malfeasance in governance and fraud on its face,” Mr. Taylor said.

Well yes. But 12 million or 20 million, amnesty or immigration reform, who’s really counting? Not Rubio or Ryan or McCain or Graham.

  • kevinstroup

    Since they are here illegally, how do we know how many there are? How is this counting being done? What assumptions go into the estimate? Can we see the methodology? The reason I ask is because I am of the opinion that they pull these numbers out of thin air and do not have a clue. Our government routinely lies to us on other subjects, so why would they not lie about this one, too?

  • Erudite Mavin

    This is what Ron Paul the hero of the libertarian loons believes.

    When in Congress, Ron Paul voted against the bills that would

    build fences at the border.

    Also

    Rep. Ron Paul has a problem with the idea of a U.S. border fence.

    “The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border,” the congressman noted. “A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I don’t believe that is what America is all about.”

    “Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think it’s a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in

    http://nation.foxnews.com/ron-paul/2011/09/07/ron-paul-border-fence-will-be-used-keep-us
    This is the type of people who have created the problem and want it to continue

  • TopAssistant

    How many are Middle Eastern illegal alien Hezbollah terrorists from Iran hiding
    in sleeper cells around military installations, high value and strategic target
    facilities nationwide? These fine folks went to a terrorist training camp in either Iran, Syria, My fear has always been the number of “other than Mexican” (OTM), (a government term used to identify individuals from countries other than Mexico) entering the U.S. This includes Middle Eastern illegal alien Hezbollah terrorists that traveled to advanced terrorist training camps in Iran, Syria, Paraguay, Venezuela, Tri-Borders Area (TBA) of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay to learn English, Spanish and advanced terrorism techniques. Once they enter the U.S. then hide terrorist sleeper cells around military installations, target and high value facilities. Read “A LINE IN THE SAND: COUNTERING CRIME, VIOLENCE AND TERROR AT THE SOUTHWEST BORDER
    https://www.hsdl.org/hslog/?q=node/8286