Then when the sheriffs do the job that the Border Patrol is supposed to be doing, the administration tried to discredit them and made it sound like they're exaggerating the danger.
They want to cooperate with the federal agencies, and they sympathize with the Border Patrol agents who are on the line, but they've had it with the political toadies like Aguilar and Barker who are betraying their agents on the line and the local law enforcement agencies that are trying to keep our borders from sliding into total chaos.
People may sometimes think it sounds odd for me, as head of an organization called Friends of the Border Patrol, to be speaking so harshly about the Border Patrol.
For the sheriffs, this was the first acknowledgement of military incursions of any kind by the Border Patrol.
They don't want to do this--and it certainly would not be pretty--but that's where this will lead, if we, the American people, do not come to the aid of the Border Patrol, and local law enforcement and force the politicians to give them the resources they need to protect our country.
Mothers explained that they do not allow their children to play outside because Border Patrol vehicles recklessly careen through neighborhoods, and many community members described being stopped by Border Patrol agents while shopping at the local Wal-Mart that stands just five blocks from the border.
Rodrigo Acosta was overcome with thirst and had decided to turn himself in to the Border Patrol, according to Mexican Consulate reports.
Since the Border Action Network understands that "the Attorney General clearly is not going to do anything unless they have a concrete case," the group has unveiled efforts to track down victims of vigilante abuse south of the border.
Far from acting as fringe elements in the border society, vigilantism in Arizona is more accurately described as a logical outgrowth of the Border Patrol's Southwest Border Strategy.
Now, I have been in charge of our Border Patrol Academy, and I know how long it takes to train an agent, and I know that even if the White House and Congress were 100 percent behind genuine enhancement of the Border Patrol to the levels needed, we'd never make it there because the academy just doesn't have the capacity to do it.
The mere presence of several hundred of these citizens visibly manning the border dramatically cuts the alien smuggling traffic in the sectors.
Besides the drastic manpower shortage, the administration is hamstringing the Border Patrol by not allowing the agents to do their jobs.