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Border Patrol Joins ICE Agents to Condemn Obama Administration


Battle Ready
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When border patrol and ICE agents say the Obama administration is full of it, makes it real hard to dispute.

Border Patrol Joins ICE Agents to Condemn Obama Administration
August 20, 2010 - Jim Kouri, CPP

On the heels of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents' 258-0 "vote of no confidence" against their superiors, U.S. Border Patrol agents are slamming President Barack Obama's administration especially Attorney General Eric Holder.

"We are receiving reports... that Eric Holder and DOJ have signaled that they [will continue to] challenge SB1070. If this development wasn't so sad, it would be funny," according to the membership of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, which represents U.S. Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Arizona.

While lamenting the disinterest in the Obama Administration for border security and immigration enforcement, Local 2544 officials said in a statement,

"Now, [Attorney General Eric] Holder and DOJ [Department of Justice] apparently have found resources to challenge SB1070. This is an obvious political ploy, and Americans should be outraged [that] they actually go after a state for trying to do something about the out-of-control illegal immigration mess."​

"How many times have Americans heard lawmakers, mayors, governors, and immigration advocates when asked about Arizona enforcing immigration law, claim that their police officers aren't authorized or trained to enforce immigration laws?" asks a career law enforcement officer from New York.

"Well, either these government leaders are too ignorant to hold office or they're out-and-out lying to the American people," said former NYPD detective Sid Franes.

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Geo Patric

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for the record...

we should note that the vote of 'no confidence' was in the BP/ICE leadership, their express purpose, according to the Union itself is '“to publicly separate themselves from the actions of Director Morton and Assistant Director Coven and publicly state that ICE officers and employees do not support Morton or Coven".- a union bitching about management, NOT the president of the U.S.

we might note, too, that is is not the first time. They get together every now and again and vote on how well they think their respective agencies are being managed. criticism is not uncommon.

They do, indeed, seem to think that illegal immigration is not high enough a priority in the national agenda. gee... how many people do you think feel the same way about their own agenda... the economy, the war.. sorry... wars, plural... gitmo, eradicating the Bush legacy? lots, is what i hear.

and what precisely are they concerned about? Well, they are concerned that management do not support the rank and file... because when agents breaks the law, the damn managers prosecute them! The nerve! Echoes of 1997 (different president then, remember) when they voted no confidence in their management because the traitorous bastids arrested and prosecuted two agents for shooting a pot smuggler in the back (the ass, actually) while he was running away... toward the mexican border.

but... don't let that obstruct you in your crusade to spread partisan propaganda and slander a good man... hell's bells, you are certainly not alone... this same crappola is smeared all over the radical, reactionary conservative blogosphere.

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