Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Not My Job (updated)

That is essentially what the Sector chief of the Laredo sector of the Border Patrol said last week at a town hall meeting in front of fifty some odd attendees. Here is the quote from the Laredo Morning Times:
Border Patrol agents don't have the responsibility of apprehending illegal immigrants, Carlos X. Carrillo, chief patrol agent for the Laredo sector, said at a town hall meeting Wednesday."The Border Patrol is not equipped to stop illegal immigrants," Carrillo said, noting that illegal narcotics are also not on the agents priority list.

"The Border Patrol mission is not to do any of those things," he emphasized. The Border Patrol's mission is to keep the country safe from terrorist and terrorist weapons, he said. Carrillo added that when and if terrorists come into the country, the agents will be ready.

So what exactly was your job before 9/11?

America I think we have found the problem.

UPDATE: Tom Tancredo wants his butt fired.

UPDATE II: Mr Carrillo even disagrees with himself. Just in case this page suddenly changes here is the text:

Welcome to the Laredo Sector of the United States Border Patrol.

This office provides law enforcement support for the Southwest Border and Laredo.

This site provides Sector-related information, including Sector operations, Sector contact information, where our stations are located, and news.

It is a pleasure and privilege to be able to share an overview of the Laredo Sector.

The Laredo Sector is a multi-task law enforcement agency that has served the Southwest Border and Laredo since 1924. Our primary function is to enforce the immigration laws and prevent illegal entry of aliens into the country.

The Laredo Sector is an integral part of a great Border Patrol tradition and mission. We strive to partner with the community to improve the quality of life in the areas we serve. New projects, innovative ideas and a growing interaction with the communities are creating a great environment for the personnel of the Laredo Sector.

We look forward to providing you information about our initiatives and work commitment in maintaining the highest ideals and traditions of the U.S. Border Patrol legacy at the Laredo Sector.

Thank you for visiting the Laredo Sector web site.

Carlos X. Carrillo
Chief Patrol Agent


Blogger The Dude said...

Oh sure, makes perfect sense Chief Carillo. You don't apprehend the brown-skinned, dark-haired ones. You apprehend the other brown-skinned, dark-haired ones. Oh... but wait... that's profiling. Can't do that. OK, I have the perfect plan. We'll just apprehend every other blond-haired, blue-eyed guy that we see coming across. That ought to do the trick.

August 23, 2007 7:35 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Not their job since the state started incarcerating border patrol agents who WERE doing their jobs.


August 23, 2007 7:39 AM  
Blogger Thunder said...

There is too much money flowing through too many hands... it is truly a "Catch 22" and it will not stop, unless you want to see a lot of starving people out there. The price of $5,000 per head is too much to reckon with and or give up.

Ramos and Compeon just did the right thing at the wrong place and time.... it was to pass through, but signals did not get to the right people and the "mule" was disclosed and nearly caught.

And to think that a Drug smuggler does not carry a weapon!

August 23, 2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger IJ Reilly said...

And they're going to identify the terrorists among the people they're ignoring how?

August 25, 2007 3:04 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Now, now IJ, let's not let logic or facts confuse the issue....

August 27, 2007 10:57 AM  

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