Border Agents Who Don’t Like Obama’s Increased Lawlessness Are Told to Quit

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R. Gil Kerlikowske
R. Gil Kerlikowske

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske told agents that if they have a problem with Barack Obama’s deportation amnesty, they should quit. This is at the same time hiring can’t keep up with attrition.

The new Obama rules are completely lawless. All the illegals have to do is “say” they came before January 2014 – no proof needed.

House GOP leaders will take a vote to join the lawsuit to halt amnesty which is unprecedented but what would be better is if they hauled Obama’s butt out of the White House and into prison for violating our laws.

This executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution,” House Speaker Paul Ryan said. “The president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is. The House will make that very clear.”

Obama announced his unlawful amnesty in November 2014 and while it’s been held up in the courts, he’s doing whatever he wants anyway.

The lawless president set some new rules for border and interior agents this year, telling them they can only deport recent illegal immigrants and those with “serious” criminal records.

He wants to keep all those petty and less serious criminals.

In testimony to Congress last month on February 4th, Brandon Judd, chief of the National Border Patrol Council, the labor union that represents line agents, said they’ve been told to reinstate the maligned catch-and-release policy of a decade ago.

Mr. Judd said illegal immigrants without serious criminal convictions have learned that by claiming they came before 2014 — without even needing to show proof — they can be released immediately, and they disappear into the shadows.Mr. Kerlikowske on Tuesday objected to that description. He said every illegal immigrant over the age of 14 who is encountered by agents is supposed to be fingerprinted, interviewed and put through the usual process, including being turned over to ICE for decisions on deportation.”

Judd testified that U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are being told to release illegal immigrants and no longer order them to appear at deportation hearings, essentially a license to stay in the United States.

“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” suggested agent Judd.

“The willful failure to show up for court appearances by persons that were arrested and released by the Border Patrol has become an extreme embarrassment for the Department of Homeland Security. It has been so embarrassing that DHS and the U.S. attorney’s office has come up with a new policy,” he testified before the immigration subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.

The biggest change: Undocumented immigrants are no longer given a “notice to appear” order, because they simply ignore them. Judd said that border agents jokingly refer to the NTAs as “notices to disappear.”

Adding insult to injury, the agency has been told not to track the illegals.

“Not only do we release these individuals that by law are subject to removal proceedings, we do it without any means of tracking their whereabouts. Agents believe this exploitable policy was set in place because DHS was embarrassed at the sheer number of those who choose not to follow the law by showing up for their court appearances. In essence, we pull these persons out of the shadows and into the light just to release them right back to those same shadows from whence they came,” he said.

Kerlikowske questioned Judd’s veracity and said the union isn’t the most knowledgeable.

He also said, “if you really don’t want to follow the directions of your superiors, including the president of the United States and the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, then you really do need to look for another job,” he said.

Shawn Moran, vice president of the NBPC, took “great offense” to the commissioner’s remarks.”

This so-called commissioner is telling agents that if they complain they are not following the law by following Obama law, they can find another job.

Moran said agents do follow orders but they have the right to express their opinions.

“This is part of the administration’s strategy to demoralize and disrupt agents and completely dismantle immigration enforcement,” he said. “They’re going to make the job so unbearable because they know they have a very motivated workforce, a very patriotic workforce that wants to uphold the laws, yet we have the president of the United States and the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection directly going against the rule of law.”

Cartels are sending kids pouring over the border to distract agents. There are more children coming in than ever but there is a media blackout.

Mr. Judd comes in at about 56 minutes:

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