In a floor speech on Wednesday evening from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) cited a June 13 story by Brandon Darby reporting Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), warning the Obama administration’s handling of the influx of Central American youth at U.S.-Mexico border is putting lives of border patrol agents at risk.
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Another story from Brandon Darby from Breitbart reports:
“Vice President Moran invoked the case of Robert Rosas, a Border Patrol agent who was ambushed by illegal immigrants in 2009 in southern California. In that instance, Agent Rosas was dispatched alone to check on a sensor activation. Breitbart News has covered that issue extensively and revealed that one of the men involved had been on supervised release from U.S. authorities. The illegal immigrants wanted Agent Rosas’s night-vision equipment, so they lured, trapped, and murdered him, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. ‘A repeat occurrence of an incident like this is what we fear, especially now without full staffing in the field,’ said Vice President Moran.”
Shawn Moran is vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, the NBPC. He stated:
“The administration was already putting budgets before securing the border. Our jobs are immensely dangerous as we interrupt cartel activity on U.S. soil. Their border security policy failures have already reduced the number of agents securing the border, and now they have fewer agents out there to back each other up. The lives of Border Patrol agents should not be pawns in the political games of Washington, D.C., and this administration is literally risking our lives.”
The loss of Agent Rosas is an example of what happens when an administration is lawless. It breeds more lawlessness, and that is exactly what we have now on our United States border in the south. The story says:
“Though Border Patrol are often heavily grouped in urban areas along the U.S.-Mexican border, they are often alone in desolate rural areas–and most of the U.S.-Mexico border is desolate.”
It is really tragic what is happening, and this administration wrings its hands–well, some do. Some play golf. Some wring their hands. Some make sure they have got a good grip on their 7 iron, but others wring their hands about the losses of life and the tragedies occurring on our U.S.-Mexico border.
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