“US border security data not reliable, government reports show”
“Despite Washington spending billions of taxpayer dollars on efforts to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, two internal government reports reveal there is no clear way of gauging whether any of it is actually working.
…the reports from the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service show the Department of Homeland Security lacks an accurate barometer to measure the success of…efforts…
The DHS and…Obama…typically tout the number of apprehensions…as their gauge for success. But those numbers, analysts warn, are open to interpretation and don’t necessarily show whether an increase or decrease is due to immigration trends, economic shifts, enforcement policies or all of the above.”