Former Border Patrol Chief Hugh Brien, who was chief during the 1986 amnesty, is speaking out against the Senate immigration bill calling it a "sell out" and "a complete betrayal of the nation". Other former high ranking border patrol officials are also coming forward. Jim Dorcy former Border Patrol Supervisor says that the bill is the "Al-Qaeda dream bill" and that "we're going to have thousands of people coming to this country who would destroy it".
They have put forth a six step plan to stop illegal immigration and to protect the country from terrorists.
- Secure the border
- Enforce immigration laws
- No amnesty in any form
- Vigorous prosecution of employers of illegal aliens
- Job programs for American workers
- A guest worker program only if there's a labor shortage
Border Patrol Tucson Local Union sent a statement to Senator John Kyl which called the Senate Immigration bill "a tremendous morale breaker for Border Patrol Agents" and "We would like any politician, just once, to explain to us why we risk our lives to keep people out of this country, when the same people we are trying to keep out will be legalized anyway after they get by us."
The Border Patrol Agents also said that a lack of a fence along the Arizona border is just one of the reasons that the border is currently only marginally more secure than it was during the 1986 amnesty
I have the same questions as the Border Patrol Agents. Why do we even have them when politicians in Washington continue to undermine their operations and US attorneies like Johnny Sutton prosecute them at the drop of a hat instead of backing them over drug smugglers, potential terrorists and overall miscreants who are throwing rocks at them?
Tipped by: Lone Wolf