The new Deputy Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Carla L. Provost, unlike the Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Mark Moran, is actually a fully trained and qualified to arrest illegal aliens Border Patrol Agent. And she is, like George Zimmerman, an even more white Hispanic.
U.S. Border Patrol
Carla Provost, deputy assistant commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) since September 2015, has been appointed to the role of deputy chief at the agency.
Provost will serve as the Border Patrol’s deputy chief and have responsibility over the agency’s daily operations, planning and nationwide enforcement initiatives, the Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday.
[Carla Provost Promoted to Deputy Chief, by Jay Clemens, Executive Gov, October 27 2016]
Deputy Chief Provost may or may not be an affirmative action hire, not as a Hispanic, but as a woman. Only 5% of the 21,000 or so Border Patrol Agents are women, and for good reason, serving as a Border Patrol Agent is the most physically demanding law enforcement position in the United States and the physical training is similarly the most demanding. Many attempts have been made by Border Patrol Academy wash-outs to legally challenge the physical training, and all have failed. Few women want to work out doors in 110 degree heat of an Arizona summer.
Since there are so few female Border Patrol Agents, Provost was quickly put on the fast-track, as there are even fewer female managers in the Border Patrol.
However, she appears to have drunk the Kool-Aid that Moran is forcing down the throat of the Border Patrol, reshaping the Border Patrol from a law enforcement agency, to a welcoming committee for illegal aliens. She appears to have been a supporter of the tightening of restrictions on use-of-force designed by Moran to reduce arrests of illegal aliens, as well as alien and drug smugglers.
Provost stood up CBP’s Use of Force Center of Excellence, now known as the Law Enforcement Safety and Compliance Directorate, to develop CBP’s use of force policy and establish operational Use of Force programs.
It is no surprise, most women in law enforcement in general, and the Border Patrol in particular, are not enthusiastic about the mission of using force to make arrests.
Provost is clearly being groomed for the next first, the first female Chief of the Border Patrol. I hope President Trump is not fooled by her selection as Deputy Chief. Though for all I know she might be down with aggressive immigration enforcement. But I doubt it.