Wednesday, August 29, 2007

And we wonder why the Border Patrol isn't as effective as it could be?

The Border Patrol core values:

Vigilance is how we ensure the safety of all Americans. We are continuously atchful and alert to deter, detect and prevent threats to our Nation. We demonstrate courage and valor in the protection of our Nation.

Service to Country is embodied in the work we do. We are dedicated to defending and upholding the Constitution of the United States. The American people have entrusted us to protect the homeland and defend liberty.

Integrity is our cornerstone. We are guided by the highest ethical and moral principles. Our actions bring honor to ourselves and our agency.

The Border Patrol mission:

We are the guardians of our Nation's borders. We are America's frontline. We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders. We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror. We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our Nation's economic security through lawful international trade and travel. We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity and professionalism.

US Border Patrol Sector Chief Carlos Carrillo believes differently:

"I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Border Patrol's job is not to stop illegal immigrants. The Border Patrol's job is not to stop narcotics … or contraband or 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."

Perhaps Carrillo should tell that to the families of the many Border Patrol officers who have lost their lives on the job, a job in which the responsibilities included preventing illegals from crossing the border! Perhaps Carrillo should tell that to the thousands of Americans who have been victims of crime perpetrated by aliens who have crossed the borders illegally and individuals whose jobs, schools, healthcare and neighborhoods have been lost to the overwhelming influx of aliens who have illegally crossed our borders.

When a person in a position of power in a government agency such as this man, has views which clearly conflict with the requirements of his position and the mission of his agency (which clearly involve upholding the Constitution of the United States), then perhaps he should be looking for a new line of work.

1 comment:

  1. Pamela8/29/2007

    Wow. I can't believe how totally backwards that man's comment is. What a dummy