Skip to comments.Border Patrol Chief Rejects Mission Against Aliens, Drugs
Posted on 08/26/2007 8:44:29 PM PDT by kellynla
A Border Patrol chief at one of the nation's most dangerous Southwest border crossings says the agency's mission doesn't include apprehending illegal aliens or seizing narcotics perplexing front-line agents and angering a congressional critic of illegal immigration.
"I've said it before and I'll say it again," Carlos X. Carrillo, Border Patrol chief of Laredo, Texas, told guests at a town-hall meeting Thursday. "The Border Patrol's job is not to stop illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol's job is not to stop narcotics. ... The Border Patrol's mission is not to stop criminals.
"The Border Patrol's mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country."
Law-enforcement agencies consider Laredo to be one of the Southwest's most dangerous border crossings. It is the sister city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, which is controlled by one of that country's most ruthless drug-smuggling rings.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, called for Mr. Carrillo's resignation Friday. He also questioned how the recently appointed official could tell the difference between an illegal alien and a terrorist.
"If the Border Patrol has developed a new technology that can distinguish between terrorists and other illegal border crossers without first catching them and checking them out, that is good news," said Mr. Tancredo, an outspoken critic of illegal immigration and a presidential candidate. "But if that is not the case, Mr. Carrillo's statements are extremely irresponsible and demoralizing to officers in the field."
T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing 12,000 front-line agents, said he was baffled by the Laredo chief's statements.
"It is shocking that such a high-ranking official would make a statement that is so completely at odds with the law and the Border Patrol's mission,"
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I guees I didn't get that memo...LOL
Fire his ass now.
How is it that Ramos and Compean are in jail and this turkey is still on the job?
I wonder who’s paying him. Calderon?
Sad to say, but that is the de facto policy of the administration. This guy was too honest and admitted it in public.
stated by an employee with too much job security comfort.
Well he should be an albatross around his bosses neck.
What a perfidious puke!
But he does sound like he’s in-sync with plenty of the stinkers
in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Constitution, Article 4 Section 4:
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
1. The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.
QUISLING: a synonym for traitor, someone who collaborates with the invaders of his country.
“””The Border Patrol’s mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country.””
AND... it is your job to stop narcotics (which has proven to contribute to terrorist financing) and illegal aliens (because some of them may be terrorists).
I sincerely hope the Border Patrol Cheif’s words were taken out of context. If they weren’t; then Chief, step down now.
Previous post directed at Carillo!
It IS your job; you lazy, weak coward.
Move over and make room for a REAL leader.
This guy is “muy stupido”.
let’s get rid of him “rapido”
hasta luago, pendajo!
It seems to me a latino running the boarder patrol is like having a Muslim run Gitmo.
I think Carlos X. Carrillo is echoing what the people from Washington are telling him. Just a guess !!!
Something is not right about his thought process if the article is accurate.
I really hope there is a transcript somewhere of his statement in its entirety.
Well, I just visited the official United States Customs and Border Protection website, and it appears at first glance that he is correct. Lots of stuff about stopping terrorism, nothing about immigration. Sounds like he is just following orders, and the person who needs to be fired is well above him.
Dude, Carillo didn't say that terrorists are the highest priority. He said they are the ONLY priority. Which means he did say that the Border Patrol does not enforce immigration and drug laws. Context has nuttin' to do with it.
Maybe you oughta resign too, Aguilar. This isn't the first time you have been a jerk.
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