BREAKING: Obama Just Put ALL Of AMERICA In DANGER By ILLEGALLY Cutting This CRUCIAL Government Program

OBAMA shuts down Border Air Surveillance Program…

uh-72-lakota-helicopter

By Huny Badger AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that intercepts drugs and illegal crossings along the Mexican border.

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW

The program was created by President Obama in 2010 to provide National Guard resources to monitor drug smuggling operations and illegal border crossings by immigrants and human smugglers.

take our poll - story continues below

Whom do you consider to be the most corrupt Democrat Politician?

  • Whom do you consider to be the most corrupt Democrat Politician?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to AFF updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The Obama administration, in its closing days, made the decision to shut down the program.  Even though, the program was fully funded for FY (Fiscal Year) 2017 by Congress.

That is correct, our southern border has 0 aerial surveillance which leaves our border agents without eyes in the sky.  Not only does that place our border agents lives in even further danger, it means it becomes exponentially easier for illegals and potential terrorists to enter the U.S. at will.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX). “Any decrease in aerial observation is not only imprudent, but contradicts the very mission of border security enforcement,” Abbott and Cuellar wrote a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW

“In order to ensure we are doing everything possible to effectively secure the border, we request immediate information on the metrics used to determine that a 50 percent reduction in aerial resources would be sufficient to support this important border security operation.” ~ Texas Governor Greg Abbott

This was back in January when DHS scaled back it’s program by 50% at the request of the Obama administration.

Now, with the complete shutdown Representative Cuellar renewed his objections. He is now requesting the support of other members of the Texas Congressional Delegation including House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-TX), Representative John Carter (R-TX), and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).

President Barack Obama established Operation Phalanx in July 2010 via executive order. The Army National Guard was authorized to provide up to 1,200 soldiers and airmen along the 1,933-mile southwest border to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a DHS agency.

ADVERTISEMENT - STORY CONTINUES BELOW

Using advanced UH-72 helicopters, Phalanx flight crews generally consist of three National Guardsmen — two pilots and a sensor operator — and one Border Patrol agent.

Southwest border states of Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico provided the bulk of Phalanx personnel from their local Guard units.

In addition to Texas National Guard manpower and resources dedicated to Operation Phalanx, the Lone Star State has committed nearly $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds to border enforcement since 2005.

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to appoint more robust leadership at DHS, so Operation Phalanx could be back in business by January.

Makes one wonder exactly why Obama had this shutdown now that he is on his way out and his female cohort lost the election.

Source: Watchdog.org

God Bless.

AFF’s Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Please share this on Facebook and Twitter!

Facebook Has Banned Us!

The leftists at Facebook decided they didn’t like our message, so they removed our page and are censoring us. Help us fight back and subscribe to our newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date with everything Facebook doesn’t want you to see!


Facebook Comments