Illegal Aliens Charged with Attacking U.S. Border Patrol Agent

Two illegal aliens have been indicted for allegedly assaulting a federal officer from the U.S. Border Patrol and causing bodily injury.

One of the suspects is a Mexican national and the other an Ecuadoran national. The Mexican national is also charged for allegedly illegally transporting migrants for personal financial gain.

Both illegal aliens are in U.S. custody. They allegedly forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, and interfered with a U.S. Border Patrol agent while he was performing his official duties. The Border Patrol agent reportedly required medical attention but survived the alleged ordeal.

The indictments come just one day after Breitbart News released an exclusive interview with Senator John Cornyn pertaining to recent left-of-center attempts at preventing Border Patrol agents from defending themselves. The attempts at reducing Border Patrol agents' right to self-defense were led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the nonprofit Police Executive Research Forum. 

One of the ACLU-connected groups leading the effort to reduce Border Patrol agents' ability to respond to deadly force with deadly force was Alliance San Diego. The group's website describes their mission as "a community empowerment organization that builds coalitions to promote justice and social change." The groups' website makes clear that promoting the Affordable Care Act and amnesty for illegal aliens are among their top goals.

The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol are routinely attacked in remote areas along the U.S./Mexico border, sometimes resulting in agents losing their lives for their service. The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) recently spoke out against the U.S. Border Patrol's parent agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), alleging that both the CBP and the U.S. Attorney's Office were routinely refusing to prosecute illegal immigrants who had assaulted Border Patrol Agents. The NBPC asserted that the refusals to prosecute were part of a politically-motivated effort to appease "fringe groups."


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