Into fire. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now headed by a Mexican, and another acting head for CBP. Alan Bersin was not confirmable as Commissioner of CBP due to his various issues with employing illegal aliens. Because of that Obama used a recess appointment to keep him in office despite opposition in the Demoncrat Senate. David Aguilar, former Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol is an amnesty fanatic and reconquista all directly attributable to his ancestry.
The Examiner December 23, 2011 by Dave GibsonHomeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has just named former Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar as the new head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency that overseas the Border Patrol as well as other law enforcement entities.Aguilar will replace outgoing CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin who will retire on December 30.
Note that Bersin is not retiring, he was unable to get a vote in the Senate for confirmation and was given a recess appointment that expired.
Perhaps, Napolitano was not aware that Aguilar’s “leadership” abilities became somewhat questionable when the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the union which represents all of the U.S. Border Patrol’s rank-and-file agents unanimously gave a no-confidence vote to Chief Aguilar in 2007.Shortly after the vote, then NBPC president, T.J. Bonner told The Washington Times: “Front-line Border Patrol agents who risk their lives protecting our borders have every reason to expect that the leadership of their own agency will support them. When this does not occur, and instead they are undermined by their so-called leaders, no one should be surprised when they express a loss of confidence in those managers.”A few months ago, the Liberty News Network has just released a video which shows U.S. Border Patrol Chief David Aguilar being taken to task by one of his own agents on the chief’s stated support for ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ (amnesty for illegal aliens).Chief Aguilar is visibly agitated as he stands before a gathered group of agents in what was billed as a sort of ‘town hall meeting,’ as the agent continues to repeat Aguilar’s quotes over the years on the issue of amnesty...Aguilar’s support for the prosecution of several Border Patrol agents by the Bush administration for so-called civil rights violations against illegal aliens (even drug smugglers), such as those of Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have also contributed to the lack of support the rank and file agents have in their own boss.
It is unlikely that Aguilar will be confirmed. One should also note that the Obama Regime nominee for DHS Inspector General, Roslyn Mazer, is also on hold because of opposition from Senator Susan Collins. But Obama is getting accustomed to using recess appointments to implement policy.