Why More Border Agents May Not Always Be The Solution to the Border Security Problem

From the Houston Chronicle:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two brothers who worked as Border Patrol agents were scheduled to be sentenced Friday for smuggling hundreds of immigrants into the United States in one of the highest-profile corruption cases to sting the federal agency in a decade.

 

Raul and Fidel Villarreal face a maximum of 50 years in prison and at least $1.25 million in penalties when they appear before U.S. District Court Judge John A. Houston in San Diego.

 

Prosecutors said Raul Villarreal — who made television appearances as an agency spokesman and once played the role of a smuggler in a public service ad —recruited his brother to his ring that smuggled in Mexicans and Brazilians. One Brazilian woman told investigators she paid $12,000 to cross.

 

Federal officials said they also took bribes from public officials.

No problem, Sen. Corker. Nothing to see hear in the Gang of 8 amnesty bill now that you’re amendment gives us all those new border agents.

These guys could get jail time for taking bribes from public officials, while public officials who take bribes from groups like the SEIU get a pass. Beautiful.

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