Former Border Patrol National Deputy Chief Ronald Coburn declared that the President Obama’s executive order on immigration will put Border Patrol agents “at much greater danger” and that the president is “ready to go off the cliff” on Thursday’s “The Real Story” on the Fox News Channel.
“It will make the situation much, much worse. I see the president is sprinting toward a precipice ready to go off the cliff, only he has the American people tethered on a rope and [he is] taking us down with him. First, do no harm. When it comes to comprehensive immigration reform, it’s better to have no reform than to have bad reform. I lived through the Immigration Reform and Control Act of ’86. I saw the mistakes made then. In 2003 when I was assigned to the White House as the Director for Law Enforcement, I advised both the White House, the Bush administration, and Congress, that it would be a bad idea to repeat what we experienced through the previous amnesty program. This should not be about amnesty. This places the Border Patrol agents at much greater danger, and they probably have the most dangerous law enforcement job in America” he stated with regards to the president’s planned executive order.
He added, “they’re [more illegal immigrants] on their way. I guarantee it. I tell you right now, in speaking with Border Patrol agents in just the last couple of days, they are really preparing themselves for a huge influx of amnesty-intended beneficiaries. It doesn’t matter the intended message, if it’s a bad message. Like i said, do no harm. This message, potentially, tonight could really open the valves and you talked about a bear in the neighborhoods and lock the doors and check your backyards. Well, Americans based on what will be said tonight, lock your doors, check your yards.”
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