(NationalSentinel) Immigration: While Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ order to aggressively enforce all immigration laws is overwhelmingly popular among U.S. Border Patrol and immigration officers, some mid-level managers within the ranks continue to defy the administration.
Breitbart News is reporting exclusively that a document obtained by the news organization indicates clearly that 40 miles of border are not being patrolled at all on the direct order of a local USBP supervisor:
Breitbart Texas exclusively obtained a document showing a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled. Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are continuing with the same careless disregard in the Trump Administration that they did under former President Obama, according to Border Patrol agents.
Breitbart Texas has the specific order that was given to the agents signed by the Obama-holdover manager. The order demands that agents on the northern border stay within one assigned zone and are not to leave that zone to patrol other zones that the agents have historically patrolled — even though there are no agents assigned to patrol the other zones.. The Havre Sector has six Border Patrol stations and the order applies to one of these stations consisting of six zones. A total of 60 linear miles are covered by the one Border Patrol station in question, yet agents say that this only allows them to patrol 20 of the 60 miles of border.
When Breitbart Texas asked multiple Border Patrol agents about motives for the manager leaving such a vast swath of border unpatrolled, the agents felt that it was twofold; they blamed previous Obama-era policies and they also believed that widespread corruption exists within the Havre Sector’s upper-management.
“Criminal cartels exploit our weaknesses on a daily basis and they’re certainly going to exploit such a large area of open and unpatrolled border,” one agent told the news site on condition of anonymity.
“From a border security standpoint, this directive makes no sense, but there has to be a reason so I don’t think it’s a far stretch to conclude it’s due to corruption,” said another.
Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council, told Breitbart News that there have been more complaints filed out of the Havre sector than any other sector within recent years. But no managers have been held to account, he said, because it just isn’t done.
President Donald J. Trump and Sessions have made immigration enforcement a cornerstone of the administration, and stepped up efforts have already begun to bear fruit. But clearly, dissension in the ranks is an ongoing problem and serves to undermine the administration’s efforts.
“President Trump is the president of the common citizen and the choice of the rank-and-file Border Patrol Agents, unfortunately there are those highly paid career managers who want to believe they’re above everyone else — up to and including the President of the United States,” Judd told Breitbart.