A U.S. Border Patrol agent says the United States should take a cue from Mexico, which last year deported more illegal immigrants than this country.
Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto,"
Chris Cabrera of the National Border Patrol Council noted that it is a felony simply to cross into Mexico illegally, unlike in the United States.
At the same time, Cabrera said, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is trying to get the United States to relax its rules allowing Mexicans to immigrate here.
"It's defies logic on his stance on how we should be as strong as they are," Cabrera said.
Mexico deported 107, 199 Central American immigrants by land in 2014, and the United States deported 104,688, Breitbart reported
on December 29.
Cabrera was critical of President Barack Obama's executive action in late last year that granted legal status to millions of more illegal immigrants.
"It's a strain on our society," Cabrera said.
At the same time, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn't being given the manpower to adequately stop people from entering the country illegally or catch them once they are here.
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