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DHS Says It Still Can’t Measure Border Security

Posted December 02, 2014

Under U.S. Customs Issues

(Washington Times)

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged Tuesday that his department still doesn’t have a firm yardstick for determining whether the border is secure, sparking concern from Republicans who said that’s a fatal flaw as the administration pushes ahead with its temporary amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Mr. Johnson said the Border Patrol has developed some metrics, but he told Congress that he’s asked them to go back and refine the measures.

His predecessor, then-Secretary Janet Napolitano, in 2010 canceled the previous yardstick, defined as miles of the border under “operational control.” She, and later Mr. Johnson, have promised a replacement measure for years, but none has yet been released. Read more here.