The U.S. border is secure and it is time to move forward on comprehensive immigration overhaul, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told ABC News in an exclusive interview. …

“The amount of manpower, technology, everything else that we have put on that border is simply amazing,” she said. “This is not the same border that was.”

“We’re putting mobile surveillance so that we can move around and watch and we have increased the boots on the ground,” she said. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve added what we call boots in the air, aerial surveillance, for the first time, border-wide, but really focused on that Tucson sector.” …

“It is a border that is thousands of miles long. So what I would say is that it’s not time to delay for some ephemeral definition of border security. It’s time to appreciate what’s there, to commit to sustaining that over time and to deal with the whole system.”