Retired Border Patrol Agents: Immigration Bill Would Spark More Terrorism
In a letter to the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators behind the immigration bill in the Senate right now, National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) chairman Zack Taylor ripped the group for its plan’s failures to secure the border.
“The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers is writing to ensure you are fully aware of the fact that certain events in the United States are clear and convincing proof that the failure of the Government to effectively enforce our Immigration Laws as written has already created a level of pervasive lawlessness within the United States that has dramatically reduced National Security and Public Safety and facilitated tragic events and outcomes, such as the 2001 Trade Center and 2013 Boston Marathon attacks,” Taylor wrote in the May 2 letter, subsequently obtained by Breitbart News.
Taylor went on to note that it is the opinion of the former Border Patrol agents’ group that this bill would not only not lessen or prevent such terrorism and criminal activity, it would make those issues worse.
“In the light of the current situation within the United States your proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Reform would serve to create unrest and invite further attacks on America,” Taylor continued. “Your plan benefits the illegal alien, transnational criminals within our midst and those elements that intend to do us further harm. There is no practical way to ascertain the true identity, date of border crossing or purpose of entry of the more than eleven million aliens who are within our country in violation of our immigration laws.”
“How many more innocent American deaths and tragic terrorist attacks will it take before Congress puts the welfare of the American people before their own political interests?” Taylor added.
Taylor points to a border security and immigration reform alternative the retired border patrol agents that is based on “the unique cumulative experience of many hundreds of years by officers of the federal government. Taylor’s group’s idea is a 10-step plan titled “Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement Reform,” and ramping up law enforcement and get political correctness out of the way.
As Breitbart News has detailed, law enforcement officers were kept out of the immigration bill drafting process leading many of them to express outrage at a recent press conference on Capitol Hill.
The NAFBPO sent Taylor’s letter to all eight members of the Gang of Eight: Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).