Disturbing new reports are coming in that Barack Obama holdovers in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency are defying Donald Trump and leaving 40 miles of the border unpatrolled.
Breitbart obtained a document that shows a Havre Sector Border Patrol manager knowingly issuing orders to leave 40 miles of border open and unpatrolled. The order instructs agents on the northern border to stay within one assigned zone and 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,” Breitbart reported. “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.”
“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,” said one Border Patrol agent who was present when the order was given by the manager.
“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,” another agent said.
“This order has to be coming from the Sector Chief and Deputy Chief Patrol Agents,” a third agent added. “They, along with the Station’s Patrol Agent in Charge and Deputy Patrol Agent in Charge, need to be immediately reassigned until a full and thorough investigation can be done into this order.”
Border Patrol Agent Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council was appalled when he heard about this order, saying there have been more complaints filed out of the Havre sector than any other sector within recent years. He is now calling for accountability from the top down.
“I believe Secretary Kelly’s constant praise of former Secretary Jeh Johnson is an endorsement of his open border policies. There are so many good managers in the Border Patrol, but when Secretary Kelly condones his predecessors failures, he opens the door for the bad managers to act like this and bring shame on the entire organization,” Judd said. “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.”
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