Border agent: 8 in 10 illegals released into US after capture
Someone tell me why we even bother with recognizable borders when illegal aliens can cross it with impunity and disappear?
The president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455 says that his agents are hampered by a lack of resources and that executive orders and "prosecutorial discretion" forces the agency to release 8 of 10 illegals they catch coming over the border and release them on to US territory.
Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, acting in his role as president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455, appeared on Fox News Channel recently to discuss border security and the need for building a wall. “Eight out of ten people that are caught entering our country illegally are not deported and are allowed to stay in the United States,” Garza explained. “Unfortunately for Border Patrol agents, we are trying to do our jobs as best we can with the very limited resources that we have.”
Garza expressed his frustration at the lack of resources made available to the agents charged with defending this nation’s borders.
“We do not have enough vehicles for our agents to patrol with, we do not get the manpower that we need.” He continued by discussing the lack of proper infrastructure to safely do their jobs – including communications equipment, tower cameras and weapons.
“Through executive orders and prosecutorial discretion … Most of the people that we apprehend end up getting released into the country,” he said while expressing his frustration. He explained that with the limited amount of manpower available, “It is very difficult to adequately patrol the border.”
“Keep in mind,” Garza continued, “if we don’t have enough agents out there, there are going to be people who are going to get away – and we don’t know who those people are. The only people that we know who they are are the ones we are actually catching.”
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has pledged to secure the border with Mexico by building a wall and increasing the numbers of Border Patrol agents assigned to protect the border. The members of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Trump’s candidacy earlier this year, Breitbart Texas reported, because of his commitment to secure the border and to listen to the rank and file agents who work along the border every day.
If there's one agency of the federal government that should get everything it needs to do its job, it's the border patrol. The deliberate withholding of support from this administration should amount to criminal negligence given the dangers from terrorists and other criminal elements.
Beyond the dangers from people, there is the simple, direct matter of protecting our sovereignty. Other countrys' sovereignty can be found in castles, ancient battlefields, and historic icons.
But we're too young a country for those symbols of sovereignty. All we really have that's ours are our borders. And if we won't recognize our own soverignty, why should any other country?
At the very least, Trump will bring the right attitude about illegal immigration to the oval office if he's elected.