U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just confirmed that it has decided that there is no illegal immigration problem and has no intention of fighting illegal immigration. Furthermore, with the decline in illegal crossings from Mexico, it will not assign Border Patrol Agents (BPAs) to other duties, like ranch and farm inspections, transportation hub checks, worksite enforcement, and other interior enforcement duties. (h/t Stein Report)
Homeland Security Today December 12, 2011 By Anthony KimeryCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) is working to employ new metrics that will be used to estimate the numbers of illegal aliens crossing the southern border into the United States and the likelihood of their apprehension by Border Patrol. These new metrics also will be used to help to determine Border Patrol staffing levels in the future.
The new initiative to gauge the security of the southwest border follows Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources having told Homeland Security Today in May that policymakers are considering whether, as a matter of official policy, metrics could be used to justify an acceptable level of illegal migration into the United States and a possible reduction in the CBP workforce due to the reduction in illegal border
Although sources familiar with the matter said officials have had discussions about whether an acceptable level of illegal migration could be tolerated as a matter of policy, no such policy has been implemented. They acknowledged that such a policy would be radical and difficult "to sell," as one put it.
And BPAs will be twiddling their thumbs rather than arresting the illegals U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement refuses to arrest:
CBP officials familiar with the matter had earlier told Homeland Security Today that the decrease in apprehensions of illegals has triggered officials to consider whether some Border Patrol stations, outposts and CBP operations along the southern border are “over-manned” because they’re not as busy as they’d been in recent years when the numbers of illegal aliens entering the United States had hovered around 1 million annually, give or take roughly one or two-hundred- thousand some years.
Some of the officials said "things" have had to be "found ... to [keep some agents] busy."
In years past, the U.S. Border Patrol exercised wide and far ranging interior duties, with stations well within the United States, such as Tracy, CA, on the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area. From there they enforced the law, keeping employers and illegals on their toes, prohibiting the establishment of long term illegal presence, but that ended with Jorge Bush. Time for change, or back to the future.