“YOU’RE FIRED” – Donald Trump Just Fired Someone ‘Special’ and Voters Love It!
Donald Trump is a man of action. He refused to bow to business-as-usual political practices in Washington, D.C. — and he has fired a key national security staffer.
President Trump fired Border Patrol Chief Mark Morganduring his first few days in office. Morgan was appointed to the post by Barack Obama during his last year in office, ABC News reports.
Before Election Day, the National Border Patrol Council published an opinion piece calling the Border Patrol chief a “disgrace to the agency.” The op-ed said Morgan is “worried because he knows that his comments attacking President-elect Trump’s border security policies prior to the election has him in hot water, and his position as the chief of the Border Patrol is tenuous at best.”
Mark Morgan was the only Border Patrol chief in the past 100 years who never served as an agent of the federal agency. He was fired not for that but because the Trump administration is going in a different direction than Obama’s administration — a vastly different and wholly lawful direction.
Morgan, a former FBI agent, briefly ran the internal affairs department at the Border Patrol’s parent agency before being tapped to lead the agency. The Border Patrol agency is comprised of about 20,000 agents.
“On behalf of the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol, I want to thank Mark Morgan for his unwavering dedication to our border security mission and recognize his lifelong career in service to the nation,” said acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Kevin K. McAleenan.
Donald Trump was endorsed by the unions which represent both the Border Patrol agents and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. This was the first time the National Border Patrol Council had ever endorsed a candidate during a primary election.
“You guys are about to be very, very busy doing your job the way you want to do ’em,” President Trump said to both the National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd and the head of the National ICE Council, Chris Crane. During Trump’s visit to the Department of Homeland Security earlier this week, the president also referred to both men as “friends.”
The National Border Patrol Council op-ed also said, “Morgan — a hand-picked Obama administration official — does not have the will necessary to secure the border for the citizens and legal residents of this country.” The Border Patrol union represents about 16,500 agents.
During a congressional hearing on November 30, 2016, Morgan ventured into partisan territory, which is a big “no-no” for federal agency heads. Morgan was then fired after President Trump signed two monumental illegal immigration executive orders.
The then-Border Patrol chief spoke at length when agreeing with a liberal senator that “comprehensive immigration reform” is necessary, Breitbart reports. Morgan went on to say his agency supports such a plan.
The Trump executive orders will increase the number of Border Patrol agents by 5,000. Among other national security enhancements along the southern border, the second executive order also launched plans to build the wall, which the president promised on the campaign trail.
TWO ILLEGALS CHARGED IN MURDER OF BORDER AGENT In addition to infectious diseases, violence also spilling over open US-Mexico border..
by ADAN SALAZAR | INFOWARS.COM | AUGUST 4, 2014
Two Mexican nationals are being charged with the murder of an off-duty Border Patrol agent, who was shot over the weekend while on a fishing trip with his family, reports claim.Customs and Border Protection agent Javier Vega, Jr. died after attempting to defend his family from bandits Sunday night near the South Texas town of Lyford. Vega’s father was also injured in the shooting, but is recovering at a local hospital.
“It was an attempted robbery,” said Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence.
Two men – described by authorities in earlier reports only as “Hispanic” – driving an SUV approached the Vegas around 8PM. The men began to hold the family up, but were reportedlystartled when they saw Vega had a gun holstered on his hip, the sheriff said.
After exchanging fire with the agent, the men fled in their vehicle, but didn’t make it too far.
“They got a ways down the road before the thing stopped working,” Spence said.
From there they fled on foot along a floodway toward the nearest small town of Sebastian. A homeowner let investigators know the men were holed up outside in his shed.
Sheriff Spence does not suspect Vega was targeted for being a federal agent, and feels the shooting fits a pattern of violence found recently in South Texas.
“Another one of these typical robbery things,” Spence explained. “People fishing, people drive by, turn around, come back, pull weapons and rob them.”
“In this case, someone got shot.”
KRGV reports that the men confessed to the shooting once they were found. They told police they didn’t mean to shoot Vega, but only wanted to scare him into giving up his car, cash and jewelry.
“It’s getting very dangerous out there,” the sheriff warned. “You don’t know who you’re going to run into or what they’re up to or why they’re there.”
Suspects in murder of Border Patrol agent arrested and deported numerous times
By Jana Winter
Published August 05, 2014FoxNews.com
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RAYMONDVILLE, Texas -- Two illegal immigrants from Mexico who were charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent in front of his family in Texas have been arrested and deported numerous times, police sources told FoxNews.com.
One suspect has been arrested no fewer than four times for entering the U.S. illegally, according to federal court records. The other has been deported twice after entering the U.S. illegally, sources said.
Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez, 40, were arraigned Tuesday afternoon inside the Willacy County jail library. They were ordered held without bail after being charged with capital murder of a peace officer, attempted murder, and a variety of lesser charges.
The pair, who have been living in Texas illegally, confessed after being interviewed multiple times Monday to killing Border Patrol agent Javier Vega Jr. in front of his wife and two kids and his parents Sunday night while they were fishing in Santa Monica, Sheriff Larry Spence told FoxNews.com. The National Border Patrol Council, the union that represented Vega, has set up a memorial fund on behalf of his widow and three young children.
They finally confessed to the robbery and indicated they knew they had killed someone, but did not know it was an off-duty Border Patrol agent, Spence said in an interview in his office Tuesday morning.
"They do now," he said.
When asked how the suspects reacted when they learned the victim was a Border Patrol agent, Spence said, "shock and concern."
The sheriff said the two suspects were likely connected to cartels or other criminal gangs.
"They claim to have been involved in other incidents, this means you've got stolen vehicles going into Mexico," he said.
"Everything is going to be cartel-related, there's a connection somehow.
"This is not the first episode of border violence in Willacy County but it's the first time someone's been killed," he said.
Tijerina, who according to records was arrested at least four times between 2007 and 2010 for entering the U.S. illegally, and Hernandez allegedly approached Vega and his family and tried to rob them on Sunday night. When Vega pulled out his weapon, the suspects allegedly shot him in the chest, killing him.Vega's father was shot in the hip and is recovering at a nearby hospital.
Both Tijerina and Hernandez were arraigned on seven charges: capital murder of a peace officer, attempted murder, four counts each of aggravated robbery and one count of tampering with evidence. When asked by the judge if they wanted to notify the Mexican Consulate and if they wanted attorneys, both said yes. Each also wanted to be allowed to call family members.
At 12:45pm, the first suspect, Tijerina, appeared before Judge George Solis. He wore an orange short-sleeve shirt and pants and black flip flops with silver chains around his ankles. His blood-shot eyes bulged in apparent surprise when the judge told him he faced seven different counts.
Tijerina at several points during his arraignment looked around the room and stared at each person, including this reporter and two others, and the county sheriff.
When the charges were being read, Tejerina interrupted to say there was no robbery. Sources told FoxNews.com Tejerina is the one believed to allegedly have fired the shots that killed Vega.
As he was being walked out, he asked if he could have a Bible from the library shelf. He was told he would be brought one later in his cell.
After Tijerina had been escorted out of the small room, Hernandez, thin and lanky and wearing dark green prison garb, was brought in about 1:10pm. He was more vocal than the first suspect. When told of the seven charges he was facing, Hernandez exclaimed "seven charges?" in Spanish.
"I don't understand why I'm being accused of so many things," he told the judge.
Hernandez said he tested negative for gunshot powder. Sources said this suspect’s job in the robbery-turned-murder was to drive the car they planned to steal.
Hernandez said he wanted to tell his wife and his brothers "who live here" what had happened.
"I wish I could let my wife know and my brothers, the ones who are here," he said.
When he was told a lawyer would be provided if he couldn't afford one, Hernandez said, "Yo no tengo dinero. No tengo nada." ("I don't have money, I don't have anything.")
According to court records, Tijerina, who also goes by the name Tijerina-Sandoval, pleaded guilty to entering the U.S. illegally on July 9, 2007. He was given a 30-day sentence with credit for time served and charged a $10 fee.
Three months later, on Oct. 4, he was again found guilty of entering the country illegally and was sentenced to 60 days in jail and $10 fee. In a criminal complaint, he said he entered the U.S. on Sept. 1 and was encountered by border patrol agents near Weslaco, Texas, on Oct. 3. He had waded across the Rio Grande River near Progreso, Mexico, court records show.
A year later, on Oct. 25, 2008, he again crossed into the U.S. by wading across the river. On Nov. 18, 2008, he was given 90 days in jail and another $10 special assessment fee.
On Dec. 15, 2009, Tijerina was indicted by a grand jury on charges of entering the U.S. illegally yet again. The indictment says he "had previously been denied admission, excluded, deported and removed, knowing and unlawfully was present in the United States having been found near Edinburg, Texas." Court records say he had not obtained consent from the U.S. attorney general and the secretary of homeland security to reapply for admission into the U.S.
A warrant issued for his arrest said he faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
He was held without bond on Jan. 26, 2010. He was given nine months in jail and fined $100.
Sources confirmed that these court cases involved the same Tijerina in custody for killing the Border Patrol agent. They said Hernandez, the other suspect, has been deported twice for entering the U.S. illegally.
You Might Be Shocked And Frightened By What This Border Patrol Spokesman Just Revealed“Border Patrol agents in our sector have..."
B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE — JULY 29, 2014
As illegals continue to stream across America’s southern border, authorities are faced with the herculean task of identifying and processing the intruders while complying with the federal government’s policy of de facto amnesty. While most of the illegals make the trip from Mexico and Central American nations, Breitbart reports that a significant number come from decidedly less familiar home countries.
National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 spokesperson Albert Spratte revealed the startling origins of many who show up at the U.S.-Mexico border with hopes of joining our staggering population of illegal immigrants.
“One group of our agents apprehended individuals from Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka,” he recalled.
Each of those detained Saturday, he explained, were adult males who had no intention of cooperating with U.S. authorities.
“Our agents apprehended them,” he said, “they did not turn themselves in. They were trying to sneak in.”
According to Spratte, a group of this size from such exotic nations is not unprecedented.
“We have had them in the past, but it isn’t common,” he told Breitbart.
On the same day that these men were rounded up, he affirmed that several females from China were also processed near the border.
“This should be a reminder to the public that unaccompanied minors and family units are not the only ones crossing into the U.S. illegally,” he said.
While many proponents of Obama administration immigration policies attempt to portray these illegals as downtrodden children from Central America, Spratte cautioned against accepting such generalities.
“The media are concentrating on the Central American families and minors,” he said, “and they are not covering the fact that we are still getting people, often adult males, who are coming from other nations.”
He concluded that individuals “from all over the world” are making the trip to America’s southern border – including many from nations with ties to Islamic terrorism.
“Border Patrol agents in our sector have in the past apprehended aliens from Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Israel, and many other nations,” he said. “People think this is just about Mexico and Central America, but it isn’t.”
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Middle Eastern Men Arrested Near Mexican Border with Steel Cylinders
DECEMBER 04, 2015
Five young Middle Eastern men were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol this week in an Arizona town situated about 30 miles from the Mexican border, law enforcement and other sources told Judicial Watch.
Border Patrol agents spotted the men crossing a ranch property in the vicinity of Amado, which is located about 35 miles south of Tucson and has a population of 275. Two of the Middle Eastern men were carrying stainless steel cylinders in backpacks, JW’s sources say, alarming Border Patrol officials enough to call the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for backup. A multitude of federal agents descended on the property and the two men carrying the cylinders were believed to be taken into custody by the FBI.
Only three of the men’s names were entered in the Border Patrol’s E3 reporting system, which is used by the agency to track apprehensions, detention hearings and removals of illegal immigrants. E3 also collects and transmits biographic and biometric data including fingerprints for identification and verification of individuals encountered at the border. The other two men were listed as “unknown subjects,” which is unheard of, according to a JW federal law enforcement source. “In all my years I’ve never seen that before,” a veteran federal law enforcement agent told JW.
The disturbing incident comes just days after six men—one from Afghanistan, five from Pakistan—were arrested in nearby Patagonia, a quaint ranch town that sits 20 miles north of the Mexican border city of Nogales. Federal authorities have confirmed the November 17 arrests and a local news outlet published a story that includes an official statement from the Border Patrol. Special Agent Kurt Remus in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Phoenix headquarters told JW that the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces vetted and interviewed the six men and determined that there were “no obvious signs of terrorism” so they were returned to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.
However, Special Agent Remus told JW that there is no record of this week’s incident in Amado and that he knew nothing about it. JW also put in a call to DHS headquarters, but received no response. In the last year JW has broken a number of stories involving serious terrorist threats on the southern border that were disputed on the record by various Obama administration officials. Among these is an April report—confirmed by high-level Mexican authorities—about ISIS operating camps near the U.S. border in areas known as Anapra and Puerto Palomas west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Last fall JW was the first to report on an Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) plot orchestrated from Ciudad Juárez to attack the U.S. with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). As a result of JW’s reporting Ft. Bliss, the U.S. Army base in El Paso, increased security. The threat was imminent enough to place agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies on alert. A few weeks later JW reported that four ISIS terrorists were arrested by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr.
The Thinning of the Thin Green Line
June 26, 2014
by Michael Cutler
The term “The thin blue line” is associated with law enforcement, especially the police. The phrase is based on the usual color of the police uniform and the fact that the relatively small numbers of sworn police officers is all that stands between the citizenry of towns, cities and states and criminals.
The uniforms that the members of the United States Border Patrol wear is green. Sometimes the Border Patrol has been referred to as the “Green Machine.” The mission of the United States Border Patrol is to secure America’s borders between ports of entry against the illegal entry of aliens whose presence would be harmful or dangerous to America and Americans. The idea is to make certain that aliens seeking entry into the United States are subjected to the inspections process conducted by CBP (Customs and Border Protection) Inspectors.
The guiding principle behind the inspections process is to make certain that aliens who should be excluded from the United States are prevented from entering the United States. One of the sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is Title 8, United States Code, Section 1182, enumerates the categories of aliens who are to be excluded and includes aliens who suffer dangerous contagious diseases, severe mental illness and are violent, aliens who are convicted felons, human and/or narcotics traffickers, human rights violators, war criminals, spies, terrorists and aliens who would likely become public charges or work illegally therefore displacing American workers or driving down the wages and/or working conditions of American workers.
The law, incidentally, is utterly and totally blind as to race, religion and ethnicity.
While the advocates for open borders describe aliens who evade the inspections process as being “Undocumented,” in point of fact, these aliens are Un-Inspected. In fact, my colleagues and I at the former INS referred to the method of entry of aliens who evaded the vital inspections process as being EWI (Entry Without Inspection).
This is hardly inconsequential. To draw a comparison- would you, or any reasonable person be willing to board an airliner if you observed several passengers sneak past the TSA inspectors and get on the airliner you were about to board? I am very confident you would not.
Why then are we being forced, by our own government, to live among unknown millions of foreign nationals (aliens) whose true identities- including their country of citizenship, possible criminal histories and possible affiliation with criminal or terrorist organizations or medical or mental well-being is unknown and unknowable?
You should also consider that an alien who is “undocumented” has no official and reliable identity document to provide clear evidence about his (her) true identity. It may, in fact, be that this individual has such an identity document but has decided to conceal or destroy it, knowing that his name is on terror watch lists or is a wanted fugitive. The term “undocumented” is hardly as innocuous or inconsequential as the immigration anarchists would have us believe.
In addition to preventing the entry of aliens whose presence would be problematic for America and Americans, the Border Patrol is also charged with preventing the entry of contraband.
The valiant men and women of the United States Border Patrol constitutes that “Thin green line” that is all that stands between America and its citizens and international terrorists, transnational criminals and contraband and including narcotics and possibly, God forbid, a weapon of mass destruction.
Today with tens of thousands of illegal aliens charging our southwest border, Border Patrol agents have been taken off of their usual duties relating to securing our already extremely porous borders and assigned to providing concierge service to these illegal aliens, many of whom are reportedly unaccompanied minors.
I wrote about this outrageous situation in my previous commentary for Front Page Magazine that was published on June 11, 2014, “Obama’s Manufactured Crisis at the Border.”
The reassignment of these Border Patrol agents endangers national security and public safety as well as public health. It also makes it far more likely that aliens who evade the inspections process will succeed in covertly entering the United States. As more aliens succeed in evading detection and apprehension, more aspiring illegal aliens will become encouraged and emboldened to charge our borders.
The mission of the United States Border Patrol, as noted on the official website of CBP (Customs and Border Protection) the parent agency of the Border Patrol, is as follows:
We are the guardians of our nation’s borders.
We are America’s frontline.
We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders.
We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror.
We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our nation’s economic security through lawful international trade and travel.
We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity and professionalism.
Considering the critical significance of securing the borders of the United States, the question that has not been raised by our political leaders from either political party, however, is why on earth are Border Patrol agents being used (misused) this way?
When other countries around the world experience humanitarian crises, members of our armed forces are generally sent to those countries to lend assistance. Why then is the administration not similarly using members of the armed forces including the National Guard to deal with the humanitarian component of this crisis along our Southwest Border, thus freeing up our beleaguered Border Patrol agents?
There is an expression that says, “You can never be too safe!” Considering that our borders (and our immigration laws) is our first line of defense and last line of defense, the corollary of that statement is that our borders can never be made secure enough.
Indeed, our borders are far from secure. While the administration may try to “spin” arrest statistics of the Border Patrol to bolster claims that our borders are secure, the best metric has nothing to do with the numbers of illegal aliens claimed to have been arrested by the Border Patrol. The best metric to determine the true state of U.S. border security can be found in the price and availability of cocaine and heroin, two substances that are not produced in the United States but are smuggled into the United States from foreign countries.
Today our nation is awash in those illegal substances as evidenced by the undeniable fact that police departments across the United States are providing their members as well as other first responders with the antidote to heroin overdoses which are currently at historically high levels. Every gram of these drugs represents a failure of border security.
How much more contraband will be successfully smuggled into the United States as our Border Patrol agents are diverted from their essential mission of securing our border to change diapers and act as baby sitters and chauffeuring illegal aliens to bus terminals and airports, arguably acting in violation of the laws contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Under the provisions of one of the sections of law contained in INA, Title 8 USC § 1324 – Bringing in and harboring certain aliens, it is a felony to aid, abet, encourage or induce aliens to enter our country illegally or remain in our country illegally. It is also a felony to harbor, shield from detection or transport such illegal aliens.
So-called “Sanctuary Cities” would certainly appear to be in violation of this section of law, but that is an issue for another day and another commentary.
Out of stated concerns about public safety, politicians from a number of cities and states have enacted laws to tighten up on the issuance of carry permits for personally owned weapons and concealed carry permits as well as limiting the number of rounds of ammunition that magazines used in semi-automatic handguns can hold.
The theory offered in conjunction with these laws and regulations is to keep high-capacity magazines out of the hands of those who might engage in acts of violence as we have seen in the horrific images and reports of mass shootings. Of course, this presumes that the mentally unbalanced, criminals and terrorists will carefully count the number of bullets they place in their magazines and not seek to purchase or manufacture large capacity magazines. What is never discussed is that the great majority of crimes, especially violent crimes, have a direct nexus with use of illegal drugs and violent gangs which, coincidentally, receive much of their funding from drug trafficking and related crimes. Terror organizations also derive huge sums of money from the sale of illicit drugs.
Once again, these crimes and activities are the direct result of failures of border security.
On June 11, 2014 FrontPage Magazine posted my article, “Obama’s Manufactured Crisis at the Border.”
In that article I provided this paragraph from the conclusion of my prepared testimony for the March 20, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the topic of “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values.”
Law enforcement is at its best when it creates a climate of deterrence to convince those who might be contemplating violating the law that such an effort is likely to be discovered and that if discovered, adverse consequences will result for the law violators. Current policies and statements by the administration, in my view, encourages aspiring illegal aliens around the world to head for the United States. In effect the starter’s pistol has been fired and for these folks, the finish line to this race is the border of the United States.
Of course when I testified before that hearing more than one year ago, no one could have imagined just how bad things would get along the Southwest border, with reverberations being felt from coast to coast and border to border.
While local, state and the federal government generally all ramp up enforcement when laws are violated, creating a deterrence against those violations of law, where violations of our borders and our immigration laws are concerned, many of our “leaders” from both political parties trip over themselves to create more incentives for aliens to violate our borders and our immigration laws. They use uncharacteristic creativity to find ways to exacerbate the situation, thereby imperiling the safety and well-being of America and Americans.
This must stop before America suffers yet another catastrophe. The clock is ticking and time, most certainly, is not on our side.