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Napolitano visits San Diego, says border is more secure from cartels


Today in visit to the border with Mexico at San Ysidro, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano met with National Guard troops and spoke about border security from cartel violence.

"Over the past two years, our seizures of illegal drugs, currency and weapons have increased significantly -- helping to make the Southwest border more secure than ever before," she said.

In May, President Obama announced he would deploy an additional 1,200 National Guard troops along the Southwest border in an effort to stop cartel activity and smuggling. 

According to the Department of Homeland Security, in fiscal years 2009 and 2010, U.S. Customs and Border Protection , or CBP, seized more than $104 million in illegal currency. CBP and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also confiscated more than 7 million pounds of illegal drugs.

For more on Mexico's ongoing drug war, visit the Mexico Under Seige series.

-- Lori Kozlowski

Photo: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano looks at an infrared scope during a visit with California National Guard troops on a hill overlooking the border. Credit: Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press

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Ms Janet Incompetano, I have only 1 question. Are you out of your "bleeping" mind?

In your dreams lady.....One article in this newspaper just mentioned that 3 attempts were made by boat with illegal immigrants.

Wonder what border she's talking about ?We need to send her tail-end to Arizona.Check out ; , then enter ;Mexican assassins heading for Arizona. That notation was sent by her dept. as a warning to the people of Arizona.

Just like Barack Obama and many in his administration, Napolitano is deceitful, ignores the truth and tells the American people what she (they) want you to think. They hope no one is smart enough to see through their lies.

She vetoed over a dozen immigration measures while she was the governor of Arizona. She copy-catted New Mexico governor Bill Richardson by declaring a "state of emergency", calling for National Guard to the border, and got absurd credit for the pro-illegal media as being "tough". She was the absolute last person that should be HS secretary. As governor, she sent written requests to the Feds for reimbursement of the cost of dealing with the turd world invasion, now ignores every same request to her by our new governor Jan Brewer. She is a lying piece of garbage about the border situation, and acting as a living informercial for amnesty - which INCREASES illegal traffic for Mexico. If she dropped dead tomorrow, it wouldn't be soon enough.

Of course, no one asked about the effectiveness of the dual layer San Diego fence, did they?

If they had, she would have to explain why she's pulled funding for building it when it's the only thing they've done that works.

DHS, "designed to fail" is their motto.

The southwest border is "more secure than ever before"?

There must be some sort of 12 Step Program that can help this poor woman.

Oct. 10th. Man found in Mesa AZ, stabbed and beheaded. Drug deal gone bad.

Secure border, huh?


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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