BORDER PATROL AGENTS SLAM OPPONENTS OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW
By NWV News writer Jim Kouri
May 16, 2010
While the politicians and activists in Washington, DC and throughout the nation condemn the Arizona immigration enforcement law (SB1070), the news media has failed to cover the reaction by the people who patrol U.S. borders on a daily basis.
“We are receiving reports today that Eric Holder and DOJ have signaled that they are likely to challenge SB1070. If this development wasn’t so sad, it would be funny,” according to the membership of the National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, which represents U.S. Border Patrol agents in Tucson, Arizona.
While lamenting the disinterest in the Obama Administration for border security and immigration enforcement, Local 2544 officials said,”Now, [Attorney General Eric] Holder and DOJ [Department of Justice] apparently have found resources to challenge SB1070. This is an obvious political ploy, and Americans should be outraged if they actually go after a state for trying to do something about the out-of-control illegal immigration mess.”
“How many times have Americans heard lawmakers, mayors, governors, and immigration advocates when asked about Arizona enforcing immigration law, claim that their police officers aren’t authorized or trained to enforce immigration laws?” asks a career law enforcement officer from New York.
“Well, either these government leaders are too ignorant to to hold office or they’re out-and-out lying to the American people,” said former NYPD detective Sid Franes.