It seems just about any task the federal government undertakes ends in disaster, fully demonstrating the depth of ineptitude that truly exists within the bloated bureaucracy that runs our nation.One of the latest examples that puts this on full display is the Border Patrol website, which is now giving tips for how to evade… the Border Patrol.
Really wish this was all make-believe, but it’s for real.Fox News is reporting, Immigrants who want to enter the U.S. illegally can learn how and where to avoid the Border Patrol from an advisory on the agency’s own website, which critics say is evidence of the Obama administration’s “schizophrenic” approach to enforcement.
Safety and sanctuary can generally be found at schools, churches, hospitals and protests, where Customs and Border Protection agents are barred under a “sensitive locations policy” from carrying out their duty of enforcing border security. In fact, the agency’s website states that actions at such locations can only be undertaken in an emergency or with a supervisor’s approval.
“The policies are meant to ensure that ICE and CBP officers and agents exercise sound judgment when enforcing federal law at or focused on sensitive locations, to enhance the public understanding and trust, and to ensure that people seeking to participate in activities or utilize services provided at any sensitive location are free to do so, without fear or hesitation,” the government website states in both English and Spanish.While the explanation is apparently meant to show the deference Customs and Border Protection agents show to sensitive societal institutions, critics, including the Media Research Center, say it also tells illegal border crossers where to go if they are being pursued. Agents are barred from interviewing, searching or arresting suspected illegal immigrants in such locations.
“So, almost any illegal alien can escape arrest by either walking with a second person (a march), attending some type of class, or finding a nearby church, medical facility or school bus stop,” the Center wrote in a post bringing the advisory to light.
On the “Frequently Asked Questions” portion of the site, there is a section which outlines what Border Patrol considers “safe zones” for illegals:Schools, such as known and licensed day cares, pre-schools and other early learning programs; primary schools; secondary schools; post-secondary schools up to and including colleges and universities; as well as scholastic or education-related activities or events, and school bus stops that are marked and/or known to the officer, during periods when school children are present at the stop;
Medical treatment and health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, accredited health clinics, and emergent or urgent care facilities;
Places of worship, such as churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;Religious or civil ceremonies or observances, such as funerals and weddings;
During public demonstration, such as a march, rally, or parade.
You may have thought the purpose of U.S. Border Patrol is to protect our nation’s border — including helping ensure illegals don’t flood into our country. But apparently, this same organization is also guiding illegal immigrants on how to break the very law this particular agency is supposed to enforce.
Does anyone else find this completely ludicrous?
The troubled state of our current immigration system is a huge security risk, as not only criminal elements from foreign countries are sneaking across the border, so are ISIS terrorists.
Rather than helping illegals make it across into our country, perhaps Obama’s Border Patrol needs to be working on ways to seal off the border and keep our nation safe?
Could the government’s ineptness really be this bad? Or is this just another ploy by liberals to aid illegals to come into the country so they can magically transform them into Democrat voters?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]