Sunday, April 3, 2011

Now we may know why border arrests are down…Arizona sheriff tells all

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has told Fox News that over the last two years, U.S. Border Patrol officials have told him they were ordered on multiple occasions to reduce and even stop apprehending illegal aliens crossing the U.S./Mexican border.

Sheriff Dever says that as recently as March, Border Patrol supervisor informed him that the agency was ordered to keep the number of arrests down during specific reporting periods.

Dever said: “The senior supervisor agent is telling me about how their mission is now to scare people back. He said, ‘I had to go back to my guys and tell them not to catch anybody, that their job is to chase people away. … They were not to catch anyone, arrest anyone. Their job was to set up posture, to intimidate people, to get them to go back.’”

Dever plans to report this incredible information to Congress next month when he testifies before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...[Full Article]