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Borderline deception

| Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Say something enough times and people just might believe it. But the repeated deception by the Obama administration about border “security” has strained credibility to its breaking point.

The latest reality stretch came from Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who addressed a global travel and tourism summit in, of all places, Texas — one of America's more popular gateways for illegal aliens. With presumably a straight face, Mr. Mayorkas insisted that the U.S. border with Mexico “is more secure now than it has been in many, many years.”

No only does the flood of illegals overshadow that claim, the types of border crashers today raise growing concerns over U.S. security.

For more than a decade, the U.S. government has known that “Arab extremists” are entering the United States through Mexico via smuggling networks, based on State Department documents cited by Judicial Watch. Among them is a top al-Qaida operative wanted by the FBI.

And never mind the apprehension of four suspected terrorists in 2014 in Texas, Judicial Watch reports.

The Obama administration has been exaggerating border security since former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assured all was well despite escalating drug cartel violence and human smuggling at the Mexican border. This pretense of security will continue until Americans replace the mindset that enables it.

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