The message of that latter policy to illegal aliens is clear: You can commit all the identity theft and low-level crime you want as long as you don’t get caught too often. But kill someone and the Obama regime just might get serious about you. Maybe.
Now on top of that message, the station closures may send another: The borders for all practical purposes are in the process of being erased.
Border Patrol’s resident agent in charge in Amarillo expressed similar worries, in a recent memo to local law enforcement alerting them to the planned closure. The official, Robert Green, warned that the “entire complement” of two agents would be reassigned from Amarillo to somewhere closer to the border. He said “there is no active plan” right now for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to fill the void on assisting local officials with stops.
Empathizing with local officials, he wrote: “As a former deputy I found myself on the other end of the radio hoping to contact USBP to assist me with a vehicle full of undocumented foreign nationals on the side of the road.”
And in an unusual plea, he urged the recipients of his memo to contact elected officials about the change. “I would encourage you, if you have found USBP assistance valuable in the past, to contact your political representatives and voice your concerns,” Green wrote.
Texas bears the brunt of the closures, losing five out of the total of nine stations to be closed. Of course. This administration hates Texas and the feeling grows more mutual by the day.