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Some big changes in the works for how -- we patrol.
Our border is it's the first major revamp -- eight years it's an evolving strategy based on all the information and experience that.
Border agents have gathered over that time period that -- as a former chief of staff.
I have -- US Customs and Border Protection he's got principal at command consulting group that nice have you back with that's.
Thanks -- -- -- -- -- then this is that at quite a detailed that 32 page document for you.
What do you think the big headline -- how would it -- -- security at our borders.
Wolf let me answer the second part first it won't have a big effect on securing our borders and any major changes operationally.
And with -- -- -- been doing.
What it is is really a reflection that conditions on the ground have changed pretty significantly and mostly for the better since last strategy in 2004.
At the same time you had tremendous growth in the Border Patrol we're talking about an agency would.
You know under 101000 people back in 2004 the did just been one year and a new department.
Now that's a workforce of 21000 out there.
And the numbers of people attempting to cross are different we're dealing with more than a million people a year back in early two thousands now that's down.
Two approximately 300000 something for you just think that's a big ship.
It definitely is that the number has dropped but I noticed when you look at the goals the number one goal they have.
In his plan is of course to secure the border objective one point one know.
Is prevent terrorists and weapons so just because the numbers are down doesn't necessarily mean that -- that the that the threat.
Is any lasted me for example a terrorist training come through our borders.
That's absolute rage.
You know the threat has the ball and in fact in some ways is more difficult challenge and just massive waves of first time across -- that we're trying to.
Combat back in 2004 now you have sophisticated.
-- -- transnational criminal organizations narcotics human smuggling.
Along with the ever present threat of terrorism as we just saw from the last stories on on the attempted underwear bombing if they -- try any means to get into this country.
You commit an act of terrorism and in the drug organizations in Mexico we know -- is committed.
They're using more violence than ever.
So those are different threats of the Border Patrol 2012 faces in some ways in the Border Patrol 2004 when the stock him as a reflection -- that.
And one of the things as emphasizes well as did to stop the revolving door policy as it's called that.
-- sending migrants back to Mexico to only had and try again tonight -- use the example of Mexico but as as you point out that it could be people coming from from all over the world so.
Which specifically in this document -- -- seen the plan is for stopping that.
Sure you have a much higher percentage of the people were crossing or trying multiple times because they're not being successful first time in their people who may have.
You know jobs -- family here or there may be criminal aliens.
So the difference again today vs 2004 and we actually have a lot work detention capacity because of the lower numbers of people.
So we can impose more serious consequences we can put people in detention facilities now for repeatedly trying to cross our border legally.
That wasn't really an option for the large numbers -- dealing with back in 2004.
So that's a change for the better and -- now.
Put in place for the call you know a consequences them all across -- -- which.
You know back to several years ago was really only in -- -- two places as a pilot programs and now that's a real.
Tool in the in the toolbox for for the.
Or pro and using plain interesting ideas we'll see how it's implemented -- when we do what have you back to talk more about it that they know how do you thank you very much.
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