Another Step Towards Obama’s “OPEN BORDER” Policy……

11 Jul

Obama, the Justice Dept, and the Democrat Party are hell-bent on getting voters and dependents onto the teat of government, all at the expense of law-abiding, US citizens. This is another travesty in a long line of law suits, political punishments, pandering, and outright lawlessness. After the Supreme Court’s ruling on Arizona’s efforts to defend itself from foreign invasion, they basically announced that they will not answer the phone for calls of help from Arizona law enforcement, then followed up with a fraud filled hotline to turn in officers for perceived violations of their “constitutional rights”? Since when do we have to automatically transfer our rights to whomever wants to hop our fences and steal rights and services from us?

This rogue administration must be stopped, the Democrat party must be crushed, for their continued acts of treason and refusal to uphold their sworn oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States is unacceptable and any American who really cares about our country should be outraged.

Closure of Border Patrol stations across four states triggers alarm

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Published July 11, 2012

| FoxNews.com

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The Obama administration is moving to shut down nine Border Patrol stations  across four states, triggering a backlash from local law enforcement, members of  Congress and Border Patrol agents themselves.

Critics of the move warn the closures will undercut efforts to intercept drug  and human traffickers in well-traveled corridors north of the U.S.-Mexico  border. Though the affected stations are scattered throughout northern and  central Texas, and three other states, the coverage areas still see plenty of  illegal immigrant activity — one soon-to-be-shuttered station in Amarillo,  Texas, is right in the middle of the I-40 corridor; another in Riverside,  Calif., is outside Los Angeles.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it’s closing the stations in order to  reassign agents to high-priority areas closer to the border.

“These deactivations are consistent with the strategic goal of securing  America’s borders, and our objective of increasing and sustaining the certainty  of arrest of those trying to enter our country illegally,” CBP spokesman Bill  Brooks said in a statement. “By redeploying and reallocating resources at or  near the border, CBP will maximize the effectiveness of its enforcement mandate  and align our investments with our mission.”

But at least one Border Patrol supervisor in Texas has called on local  officers to “voice your concerns” to elected officials, warning that the  “deactivation” will remove agents from the Texas Panhandle, among other places.  Several members of Congress have asked Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher to  reconsider the plan. And local officials are getting worried about what will  happen once the Border Patrol leaves town, since they rely on those federal  officials to assist in making immigration arrests.

“It could impact us tremendously since we’ve only got two agents up here now  for 26 counties,” Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas told FoxNews.com.

Potter County, in the Texas Panhandle, would be affected by the planned  closure of the Amarillo station.  

Thomas said that while his area is far from the border, it’s still a major  “corridor” for illegal immigrants — and he said his office depends on Border  Patrol to respond to their calls.

“I can’t hold a carload of people out there on I-40 for eight hours while  somebody comes from El Paso,” he said. “I mean, that’s just crazy.”

Border Patrol’s resident agent in charge in Amarillo expressed similar  worries, in a recent memo to local law enforcement alerting them to the planned  closure. The official, Robert Green, warned that the “entire complement” of two  agents would be reassigned from Amarillo to somewhere closer to the border. He  said “there is no active plan” right now for Immigration and Customs Enforcement  to fill the void on assisting local officials with stops.

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Empathizing with local officials, he wrote: “As a former deputy I found  myself on the other end of the radio hoping to contact USBP to assist me with a  vehicle full of undocumented foreign nationals on the side of the  road.”

And in an unusual plea, he urged the recipients of his memo to contact  elected officials about the change. “I would encourage you, if you have found  USBP assistance valuable in the past, to contact your political representatives  and voice your concerns,” Green wrote.

The letter was first posted online by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Thomas  confirmed to FoxNews.com that he received it. Bob Dane, communications director  with the Federation for American Immigration Reform, also said he’s confirmed  the letter’s authenticity with ICE. CBP later acknowledged the memo, but said  in its statement that Green was expressing his “personal opinion.”

Lawmakers have started to get involved. Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry, who  represents Amarillo, joined two other Texas lawmakers whose districts would be  affected in asking the Border Patrol chief to “reconsider the  proposal.”

A letter sent Tuesday to Fisher warned the plan would “leave our area  vulnerable.” They noted that the Amarillo and Lubbock stations alone, two of  those affected, accounted for 638 apprehensions of illegal immigrants just this  year.

FAIR also blasted the Obama administration for the plans.

“It’s part of the systematic dismantling of both border and interior  enforcement,” Dane told FoxNews.com. “It complements the non-enforcement policy  of this administration.”

He warned that local officials in those areas will have a hard time summoning  far-away Border Patrol agents to assist, and said the tone of Green’s memo was a  “not-so-subtle shout-out” that the agency feels “outmanned, outgunned … by  their own government.”

The stations set for closure in about six months include six in Texas. They  are in: Lubbock, Amarillo, Dallas, San Angelo, Abilene and San Antonio. The  other three are in Billings, Mont.; Twin Falls, Idaho; and Riverside,  Calif.

Brooks said that the closures do not mean agents will be out of contact.    

“Though Border Patrol agents would no longer be located in these areas, the  Border Patrol intends to maintain strong and meaningful law enforcement  partnerships with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local law enforcement  agencies in these areas through continuing to actively share intelligence and  information” and other avenues, he said.

Detractors, though, say the changes are part of a pattern. The administration  recently announced it would stop deporting young illegal immigrants who came to  the U.S. as children and have not committed a serious crime. And after the  Supreme Court upheld one plank of Arizona’s controversial immigration  enforcement law last month, federal officials said ICE would be selective in  responding to calls about immigration status – prioritizing cases that meet  certain criteria, like whether the suspect is wanted for a felony.

Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas, who signed the Thornberry letter, also voiced  concern about the latest announcement on station closings in a written  statement.

“The Department of Homeland Security hasn’t demonstrated that sending  additional resources to the border will be a more efficient use of resources  than maintaining a presence further north,” Neugebauer said. “I’d like to see  numbers that reassure me that this strategy change won’t ultimately result in  fewer arrests.”

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