Agent says heightened enforcement at borders is ‘immigration dumpster diving’

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A Hearst Newspapers story shows that heightened security at Canadian border catching few terror suspects but creating backlog of unlawful immigrant cases.

One Border Patrol agent said, “We hold everyone; it’s absurd,” adding that the Border Patrol in upstate New York commonly describe their work as “immigration Dumpster-diving.”

“Give people a way to (legal) status, and you can focus resources,” said another “Am I here to do border enforcement? Not at all. Am I here to do immigration enforcement? Absolutely,” he said. “Are we making the border safer? No.”