DHS Has Advice For Border Agents: Run Away
I suppose this is the kinder, gentler version of keeping our border secure and stop those crossing our border
(Daily Caller) Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers’ vehicles as they head north with their drug shipments.
“Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,” said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.
Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by.
I wonder if they are allowed to use harsh language?
The new instructions do allow agents to use guns to defend themselves from vehicles that drive at them. “Agents shall not discharge their firearms at a moving vehicle unless the agent has a reasonable belief that… deadly force is being used against an agent,” the new instructions say.
However, the instructions also suggest that officers be penalized if they don’t step back. Agents “should not place themselves in the path of a motor vehicle or use their body to block a vehicles’s path,” according to new instructions.
These same smugglers could be bringing in more illegal aliens and guns, not just drugs. We won’t know what they’re smuggling if the Border Patrol doesn’t actually, you know, stop them.
Unsurprisingly, these new rules are being praised by all sorts of illegal alien support groups and Democrat Party elected officials. One has to wonder who these Democrats think they are elected to help: U.S. citizens or illegals?
The commissioned report (which came from a far left illegal alien supporting group) was challenged by mid-level DHS officials, who argued that the rules barring self-defense from rock-throwers “could create a more dangerous environment [especially for agents operating] in rural or desolate areas, often alone, where concealment, cover and egress is not an option,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Illegal alien supporters apparently perceive that smugglers are now “undocumented immigrants” now.
(Al Jazeera) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that at least 550 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state have launched a hunger strike.
The detainees, who have been refusing to eat since Friday, are demanding better food, safer working conditions and for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order ending deportations, according to Maru Mora Villalpando, founder of Latino Advocacy.
The hunger strikers, Villalpando said, are part of a growing, nationwide campaign against the U.S. immigration policy. Villalpando put the number of hunger strikers at 1,200, more than twice what ICE reported to Al Jazeera.
In a sane world we would simply deport these illegals immediately.
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