United States Border Agent and spokesman for the National Border Patrol Counsel for the Laredo, Texas area Hector Garza came out with an explosive accusation, stating that the Obama administration is not only aiding and abetting illegal alien smuggling and then putting the bill on American taxpayers, but also said that the diversion of so many resources to the border in one area is allowing drug cartels to sneak illegal drugs and weapons across the border undetected.
Appearing on CNN, Garza said that what is going on is a “rapid abuse of our immigration system.”
“We have a situation right now where the federal government is aiding and abetting and facilitating the smuggling of these individuals, illegal aliens,” he continued. “These illegal aliens cross the borders illegally. We have to handle these illegals that pretty much surrender themselves because they know that they are getting a free pass.”
“This is organized, it’s an orchestrated situation,” Garza added. “It’s orchestrated by the drug cartels, and it’s pretty much a rapid abuse of our immigration system.”
We already know that Obama administration had prepared for this since January. The smoking gun was the Homeland Security bid where the federal agency solicited escorts for 65,000 illegal immigrant children in January. This hasn’t been orchestrated just by the drug cartels, but by the current criminal administration.
Keep in mind that the drug cartels were the ones that Obama’s ATF were trafficking weapons to in Operation Fast and Furious and they were doing it so the cartels could fight off opposing cartels, according to high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was the Sinaloa Cartel’s “logistics coordinator.”
When asked what he thinks should be done, Garza said, “The changes need to start here in our country. We need to make sure our border agents have the proper resources and the proper funding to make sure they can do their job. As it is right now with this orchestrated and organized situation that we’re having, it’s a border security crisis.”
“Some people call it a ‘humanitarian crisis,’ and to some degree it is, but it’s a border security crisis,” said the Border Patrol agent.
Garza made a startling statement that nearly 70% of the Border Patrol agents are now being reassigned for processing duties. “What this means is that 30% of the Border Patrol agents are doing field work, who actually patrol our border, and what that creates is a very porous border where dangerous criminals and dangerous drugs are entering our country undetected.”
Ruben Navarrette, from the Daily Beast, said that what’s been ignored in the discussion is the employers who want cheap labor and he wondered how Garza was coming on CNN and violating a gag order allegedly imposed on Border Patrol agents. While that is certainly an issue that needs to be addressed, especially if they are breaking the law in hiring illegals, Garza was asked to respond.
“Let me paint a picture for you,” he said. “You’re at the river, right at the border trying to protect our country from dangerous drugs and criminals and when you have a smuggler hand over these children and these family units and all we’re doing is getting their information, giving them a piece of paper and asking them to report back to an immigration hearing based on the honor system. That’s what we’re doing. These illegal immigrants are being released into our country and the majority are never going to report back to an immigration hearing.”
While he acknowledged that there are a lot of children, he also was clear that there are adults as well.
“How do you expect a mother from Honduras that is crossing the country with 3 to 5 children, and they’re all young-aged children, how do you expect for that mother who comes to this country to actually begin working?” he asked.
“This illegal alien who comes to this country with 3 to 5 kids is gonna depend on our welfare system, on government assistance,” he concluded. “And you know what? That is costing the taxpayer a lot of money.”
It seems to me that Garza understands exactly what is going on. Deal with the criminal activity at the border and exercise justice. Stop coddling these people and deal with the corrupt leaders who swear to uphold the law, but ignore it claiming it doesn’t make sense and isn’t smart. When justice prevails then we will see our nation blessed again, instead of seeing it invaded by those whose first act inside our borders is to violate the law.
Tim Brown is the Editor of Freedom Outpost.