Border Patrol defies Presidential order banning non-essential travel into U.S.

As the rebellious U. S. Border Patrol puts Americans at risk, the question to ask is, “Why?”

While the world is dealing with the highly contagious, deadly viral plague known as the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of carloads filled with Mexican nationals are being permitted to enter the U.S. at the Arizona border.

The Washington Examiner reports that hundreds of vehicles that should have been blocked are being allowed to cross the border into the United States on the flimsiest of claims and in violation of President Trump’s orders.

“We’re letting them through. And that’s pretty much the gist of it,” one Border Patrol official said. “Nobody’s enforcing it. It was put up — the president put it out. The chief patrol put it out. And we’re just not doing it.”

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) website lists its oddly ambiguous mission, which includes keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.

American citizens have been under the mistaken impression that the law enforcement organization existed to protect our border, as its name clearly defines. The website absurdly includes a “vision statement,” detailing, “What the Agency aspires to become,” which states:

“To serve as the premier law enforcement agency enhancing the Nation’s safety, security, and prosperity through collaboration, innovation, and integration.”

We are living in unprecedented times with a pandemic that is altering daily routines in countless ways. Businesses are closing, healthcare resources are stretched to their limits, Americans are self-quarantining and many are worrying how they will pay their bills since their jobs are gone. The Border Patrol is a law enforcement agency not an innovative social services department. Allowing hundreds of cars filled with Mexican nationals access across our border is not only reprehensible, it further imperils the health and safety of our own citizens.

Whatever else you do today, read The Washington Examiner report, exposing the dangerous laxity on our border.

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9 Responses to Border Patrol defies Presidential order banning non-essential travel into U.S.

  1. Army Of One says:

    The Border Patrol’s actions are shameful. There needs to be a wholesale revamping of its leadership.

  2. PV PC says:

    The Wall Street Journal which is normally a subscription only site, has altered its policy during the current health crisis and posted a list of some of the larger state imposed lockdowns.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-state-by-state-guide-to-coronavirus-lockdowns-11584749351?mod=trending_now_1

    This article updates the alarming escalation of the disease.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/global-coronavirus-infection-cases-double-in-a-week-to-pass-300-000-11584873207?mod=hp_lead_pos1

  3. Matt DeGennaro says:

    On it’s website, the CBP lists this statement, “Integrity is our cornerstone. We are guided by the highest ethical and moral principles.”

    How is this defiance of Pres. Trump’s ban on “non-essential” travel adhering to the “highest ethical and moral principles” ? American shouldn’t have to face even more health and economic nightmares as the floodgates are opened to Mexicans who may be carriers, will want to access our already stretched healthcare and benefits, needed for our own citizens, and will be looking for work that Americans are unable to access due to monumental closures. Do they know our stores are closed and schools are on lock down?

    Border Patrol needs to be patrolled!! It’s not doing its job and putting us all at risk.

  4. Kathy says:

    Where is the outrage from Ducey??? Not a peep. What about our so called State and Federal representatives??? Not a peep. Infuriating!!!

    • Realist says:

      Kathy,
      You hit the nail on the head!
      In this time of unprecedented crisis, they have all become mutes.

      If we are paying them for leadership, even given the fact that there are no real answers, we are getting snookered. They could at least give updates and try to provide information meant to allay fears, that are growing by the day.

      I would even appreciate a joint press conference, including reps of both parties, assuring Arizonans that they are working together on a problem that affects us all and has no political party attached to it. Wouldn’t that be novel??

  5. jake sez says:

    Have you noticed an inconsistency in government agencies? It seems we are supporting specific agencies like the Border Patrol one minute and the next crisis we need to call out the Border Patrol. One crisis has an agency is enforcing administration rules and in next crisis the same agency is violating a different rule. The insiders in the swamp or the cesspool do what they want when they want on any given time or event. It has gotten hard to give your hardy support to any agency in a consistent manner.

  6. Desert Rat says:

    My contacts with the BP have been pretty minimal but I noticed that an awful lot of them appear to be of Hispanic descent so perhaps they are just cutting some slack for their compardres from down south. This makes more sense to me than some devotion to ideology – they are just doing what they believe is best for their people.

    • Braveheart says:

      “Their people”? Border Patrol agents are Americans, regardless of their ethnicity and their duty is to the United States of America, where they and their families live a much better life than they would anywhere else. Their salaries are paid by American taxpayers.

      If America was being criminally invaded by illegal Swedes (part of my heritage) I would feel exactly the same.

      Why would you advocate for agents breaking the law they are sworn to protect on this flimsy excuse?

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