According to the latest reports, nearly 10,000 holes were cut in the border fence while President Barack Obama was in power.
The Government Accountability Office released a public version of their review, which was shared with Congress.
The report indicated that only about 654 miles of the 2,000 mile-long border has any sort of fencing and that several areas of the fence had been cut over Obama’s two terms.
Conservative Tribune reports:
CNS News noted that between fiscal years 2010 and 2015 there were a reported 9,287 breaches in the 354 total miles of “pedestrian” fencing, which is broken down into the “legacy” fencing made of older chain-link fencing versus newer, more “modern” varieties of fencing.
The GAO report denoted that the older legacy fencing was breached in roughly 82 locations per fence mile while the modern fencing suffered breaches in only about 14 locations per fence mile.
The breaches in legacy pedestrian fencing typically only required the use of bolt- or pipe-cutters and could be done fairly quickly. Breaching the modern fence required the use of portable power tools to cut through the thick metal vertical slats known as “bollard-style” fencing.
In addition to cutting their way in, the report indicated that several illegals had even scaled the fence in certain areas.
The report clearly shows that we need to build a better wall, one that will repel illegal immigrants, and that we must staff the wall in order to keep the illegals out.