Border Patrol Agents Upset Over Slow Indictment

And they have good cause to be

Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were indicted two months after shooting a drug-smuggling suspect as he fled back into Mexico, but it took the Justice Department more than two years to bring charges against the suspect, and the head of the National Border Patrol Council wants to know why.

“The most logical explanation is that the prompt arrest of the drug smuggler would have destroyed U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton’s chances of successfully prosecuting the two Border Patrol agents,” said T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents all 12,000 of the agency’s nonsupervisory agents.

“No jury would have believed the perjured testimony of a professional drug smuggler,” said Mr. Bonner, a 27-year Border Patrol veteran.

Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, 27, an admitted Mexican drug smuggler, was arrested Nov. 15 by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents at the Ysleta Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas, on a federal grand jury indictment charging him with conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Aldrete-Davila was given free reign to cross the US-Mexico border, as well as access to quality American health care, by Johnny Sutton, who decided prosecuting two Border Patrol Agents was more important that indicting and jailing a known drug smuggler.

In other illegal immigrant news

A 9-year-old boy looking for help after his mother crashed her van off a cliff in southern Arizona on Thanksgiving Day was rescued by an illegal immigrant who stayed with him overnight until help arrived Friday. The mother died while waiting for help.

(Sheriff Tony) Estrada said Cordova likely saved the boy and his actions should remind people not to quickly characterize all illegal immigrants as criminals.

Kudo’s to Jesus Manuel Cordova, 26, of Magdalena de Kino in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. The point here regarding illegal immigration is being missed. It is not that they are all criminals, though crossing the border illegally is, in itself, criminal, but that they come to our country and take up our resources, refuse to learn the language, do not integrate, and, in some cases, cause serious problems, such as rape, murder, and other mayhem. People, like myself, who are all for stopping the illegal immigration, both by closing down the border and making sure that people are not overstaying their visas, do not necessarily think all illegals are bad people (though, those marches where they are waving the Mexican flag and calling us racists do not help.) Just that they should not be here illegally.

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4 Responses to “Border Patrol Agents Upset Over Slow Indictment”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Bush has never gone after the people who offer them work. That is the best way to stem the flow, by taking the money away.

  2. You know I can’t, and won’t argue with you on this point, John. Bush has never been much against illegal immigration, and I have written many times that businesses need to have penalties that make it too expensive to employ illegals.

    But, let’s be honest: most politicians, Dem and GOP, do not want to put in place those kinds of restrictions. They care to much about pandering to increase their voter base through making illegals legal then doing the right thing.

  3. Stacy says:

    It reaches far beyond that. We had an employee that worked for us for a short period of time (he had legitimate looking documentation upon his hire). Shortly after this man began his employment with us, he had been arrested, tried, jailed and released. A few months later I received a letter from the SSA stating that his SS# did not match their records, and if we chose to dismiss this employee because his SS# did not match theirs, then we would be sued.

    Employers are not allowed to question the documentation we are presented with. Fortunately now there is a new system in place where we can call and compare SS#’s, but it’s still quite controversial.

  4. It just astounds me the lengths the government will go to protect people who deserve no protection under the law. And they just really do not care what the legal citizens of the USA think.

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