Here's the story. A Mexican from Tijuana, Oscar Antonio Ortiz, sneaks into the United States, obtains a fake birth certificate, and gets hired by the U.S. Border Patrol. He's assigned to patrol east of San Diego and commences to smuggle people through his patrol area into the U.S. during every shift. Astonishingly, it took more than a year for someone to figure out what was happening and, fortunately, last August Ortiz was arrested.
(San Diego) An illegal immigrant pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to smuggle people into the United States while working as a Border Patrol agent, the U.S. Attorney's office said.
Oscar Antonio Ortiz, 28, admitted to conspiring to smuggle at least 100 people when assigned to the Border Patrol's El Cajon station, east of San Diego. He also pleaded guilty to making a false claim to U.S. citizenship.
Ortiz applied for the Border Patrol job in 2001 with a fake birth certificate that said he was born in Chicago even though he is a Mexican citizen who was born in Tijuana, Mexico, according to the federal complaint. He resigned after his arrest in August.
So, big deal. We have one illegal alien smuggling other illegal aliens. Hardly earthshaking, I'd say
But what about the Border Patrol screening process? Evidence strongly indicates that the Border Patrol has a significant problem in hiring people. And, what's this crap about he "resigned after his arrest?" His illegal carcass should have been immediately terminated upon arrest. This has to be a case of gross ineptitude or corruption. It's not simply one illegal smuggling other illegals.
Personally, I think the Border Patrol roster should be reviewed to see if there are any agents named Abu or Muhammad ostensibly born in Chicago.
Companion post at Interested-Participant.