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BP Told Stand Down, Stop Prosecuting Smugglers

From Breitbart:

Exclusive–Border Patrol Rep Claims Agents Being Ordered to Stand Down

By Brandon Darby | October 3, 2013

The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans — and the lives of illegal immigrants.

Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and claimed that Border Patrol management has begun the practice of ordering Border Patrol Agents to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens…

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s drugs, bodies, or how large the group is, our agents are being ordered to stand down by Border Patrol management,” said Moran. "I have received reports from our agents in every single sector from San Diego to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas that they are receiving these orders."

"They are not being relieved in place, they are simply being told that someone else is being dispatched, but none of us have seen that occur," he explained. "We are simply being ordered to stand down and stop tracking and trying to apprehend the criminals.”

And there probably is something to this, because we now have a somewhat similar report from the Associated Press:

Shutdown affected border prosecutions

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | October 4, 2013

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in San Diego said prosecutions of immigrant and drug smuggling offenses would be fully restored Friday, three days after they were curtailed in response to the federal government shutdown.

So prosecutions of immigrant and drug smuggling offenses were curtailed for three days. How wonderful.

Laura Duffy, the U.S. attorney in San Diego, said late Thursday that prosecutions would return to normal after the Justice Department agreed restore staff.

A U.S. official told The Associated Press that Duffy’s office issued guidelines Monday that immigrant smuggling cases would only be prosecuted only if they involved death or serious injury and non-marijuana drug smuggling cases would not be prosecuted if a suspect had a "border crossing card," which are visas issued to Mexicans living in border regions to allow short visits. Marijuana cases were not to be prosecuted at all…

Felony prosecutions for re-entering the United States after deportation were accepted only for suspects previously convicted of a violent crime under the guidelines, which took effect when the shutdown began Tuesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because prosecution guidelines are not public.

And because the public would scream bloody murder.

The guidelines were strengthened [sic] Wednesday to drop the requirement that the smuggling offense involve death or serious injury to instead be reviewed case by case, the official said. Felony prosecutions for re-entering the country after deportation were to be accepted for suspects with at least two felony convictions, even if they were non-violent.

Duffy, in response to a request for comment, said in a statement, "Our initial contingency plan was not going to allow us to maintain our regular intake of criminal cases so we sought and received authorization from DOJ to exempt more of our criminal division staff from furloughs. As a result, tomorrow we are back to normal intake." …

Note how, once again, the government tried to puts a gun to the head of the American people.

Meanwhile, notice that the Obama administration have enough people to immediately close the Grand Canyon and 400 other national parks, but not enough to protect our borders.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 4th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “BP Told Stand Down, Stop Prosecuting Smugglers”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    The first state to kick the feds out, take over border security, muster their state militia to stand down the inevitable fed response and angry liberal judges will hear such a deafening roar of approval from US citizens it will be heard all the way to Washington.

  2. yadayada says:

    the administration made it clear that gubmint employees who protect public safety and property are exempted from the furloughs. but when has nerO ever followed any laws?

  3. Petronius says:

    The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens. Protective measures include military defense, border security, and financial risk management (fiscal responsibility).

    Nerobama fails miserably on all three counts. Then he uses his failure on fiscal responsibility to justify his failures on border protection and everything else.

    He really is such a pissant. In fact, he gives pissants a bad name.

  4. Enthalpy says:

    States’ rights are not now and never have been respected by those in office today. Obama is unwilling to honor his oath of office. We must exhaust the remedies and deal with it.

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