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,....
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