Skip to comments.DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants hurling rocks at them
Posted on 03/08/2014 4:43:35 PM PST by mandaladon
Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers vehicles as they head north with their drug cargoes.
Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves, said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under the signature of Michael Fisher, chief of U.S. Border Patrol.
Agents were also directed to keep their weapons holstered when drug smugglers drive by.
Agents cant use guns against a moving vehicle merely fleeing from agents, say the instructions.
The new instructions do allow agents to use guns to defend themselves from vehicles that drive at them. Agents shall not discharge their firearms at a moving vehicle unless the agent has a reasonable belief that deadly force is being used against an agent, the new instructions say.
However, the instructions also suggest that officers be penalized if they dont step back. Agents should not place themselves in the path of a motor vehicle or use their body to block a vehicless path, according to new instructions.
The new curbs were praised by advocates for greater immigration, including Juanita Molina, director of the Border Action Network. New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, and Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Menendez is one of the drafters of the June 2013 Senate immigration bill, which would boost the inflow of legal immigrants and guest workers up to 40 million over the next decade. During the same period, roughly 40 million Americans will turn 18.
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Running away scared is a "tactical advantage"?
Madness, just pure madness and evil. Why have a border patrol if they can’t apprehend illegals and are forbidden to obstruct drug smugglers?
Truly an effed up nation
Drug smugglers may not have had a lot of fear before, but now, just have our Border Patrol wave them on through. Drug smugglers will only be emboldened by this policy. And the result will be that the problem will get worse and worse.
Bush’s directive to unarmed troops on the border faced with an incursion from Cartel guys was the same —simply run away from your post.
Now let me see, will there be an increase or decrease of illegals who cross the border and throw rocks at border agents. Ummmm?
We’ve waved the white flag——it’s over.
So heighten the use of force against citizens, and reduce the use of force against non citizens. Whose side is OUR government on? We have a 5th column in our midst.
Could we throw rocks at the white Hut?
Ramos and Compean paid a high price for violating Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”.
They will probably tell Border Patrol to ignore a girl being raped on the border for their own safety.
These are the actions of a government that has been overtaken in a bloodless coup and is now acting as the enemy of the USA. These are ROIs that tell agents to do nothing to impede the invasion and they will get agents killed much like the restrictive ROIs in Afghanistan.
What about Hizb’allah and al Qaeda armed by
MANPADS from Obama/Clinton or the narcoterrorists
with Obama/Holder Fast&Furious Guns?
Throwing rocks, indeed.
The US is lost ONLY because of the hated, selfserving
EXEMPT US Congress endlessly wanting to PLEASE
the treasonous useless-as-a-rotting-dead-horse MS”M”.
And liberals wonder why Putin laughs at Obama?
Sounds like the ROE in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Might as well disarm the border patrol agent and give them bottles of water to hand out to illegals along with a map to all the liberal states who will welcome them with freebees.
Strange, the official US Border patrol govt website says just the opposite- viz
. On May 28, 1924, Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924,
officially establishing the U.S. Border Patrol for the purpose of securing
the borders between inspection stations. In 1925 its duties were expanded to pat
.Border Patrol Role Expands
Legislation in 1952 codified and carried forward the essential elements of the 1917 and 1924 acts. The same year, Border Patrol agents were first permitted to board and search a conveyance for illegal immigrants anywhere in the United States. For the first time, illegal entrants traveling within the country were subject to arrest.
...In 1952, the government airlifted 52,000 illegal immigrants back to the Mexican interior.
...Throughout the early 1950s, a special taskforce of 800 Border Patrol agents was assigned by the United States Attorney General to round up and ship home thousands of illegal immigrants in southern California.
...Early 1960,... The Border Patrol assisted other agencies in intercepting illegal drugs from Mexico.
Today’s Border Patrol
The 1980s and 1990s saw a tremendous increase of illegal migration to America. The Border Patrol responded with increases in manpower and the implementation of modern technology. Infrared night-vision scopes, seismic sensors, and a modern computer processing system helped the Patrol locate, apprehend, and process those crossing into the U.S. illegally.
...The U.S. Border Patrol continues its efforts to control our nation’s borders”
thats coming that is coming,,,
obama is said to be preparing to address the nation with a list of new tactical advantges sometime near the first of April,....
Maybe we should give them a pointed stick?
Put the heads of the drug dealers and coyotes on sticks and place them in the corridor. The illegals will turn around and go home very quickly.
But obviously that would be no defense against a giant wooden rabbit...
But he’ll, I don’t work for the state department so what do I know
Border Patrol could set up Travel Kiosks at the border...offer travel tips, maps and hotel discount coupons.
Rock attacks will sky rocket immediately.
Well if they can’t shoot at them, they can’t shoot at us.
Better get some County Mounties and State Patrol down there. Looks like a good application for all those wild-ass SWAT teams.
They got armored personell carriers, tanks....BLACK HELICOPTERS!
IOW, curl up in the fetal position and whimper like babies.
This frees up the DHS to harass US citizens driving down the road and their TSA goons to feel up old ladies and little kids.
Ramos paid the price. I hope Compean is enjoying his new career as an unarmed mall cop.
If the rock-throwing illegals can’t kill or maim an agent(s) with a rock, the next-best thing would be to have them run away from them.
Surprised DHS didn’t tell the troops to do the old cowboy trick of shooting the rocks out of their hands, or nailing the rocks mid-flight.
Now that would be entertainment.
I checked on my about page and noted my New Years wishes for 2009. One was for Conrad Black to be returned to Canada from his American jail. The other was for the two border agents to be returned to their families. These wishes were granted and Conrad Black had to wait longer though.
I put a heartfelt "thanks" shortly after on my remarks and then did a bit of checking. It was George W Bush himself that pardoned the two men. I now have mixed feelings cos' I shouted a "God bless" to the world at the time. Now it seems W has to bear some blame according to some posts. Always liked this president.
I do pray these good men are now well and truly settled in their lives.
Bull. This is right out of Jorge Busho's playbook.
This entire administration is just one outrage after another! The system was meant for people with a sense of ethics, fair play, honor, morality...the founders never imagined people like the progressives. Accordingly they never put any safeguards into place to combat them. Even if we had a united Republican party against them I don’t know there is much we could do given what the progressives control.
Is harsh language allowed?
And then put on sticks the heads of the idiots who came up with this policy. I’m serious.
Is your main function simply to bash Bush?
Can you let it go!!
Last I checked, it’s now 2014, we have a new battle, stay focused!!!!!
That’s at least a good start.
They did, but the supposed 'good guys' are too afraid to use the tools available to them. Libs might call 'em names, you know.
Stolen elections have consequences.
dereliction of duty at the top....
How about ya shoot em and leave em to rot where they fall?
They’re not called “sticks”; they’re called “pikes”.
bama administration is protecting drug cartels and human traffickers.