Even though illegal immigration is down, violence along the border is up, with assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents nearly doubling so far in 2017, the agency’s head told Congress on Wednesday.
Agents have reported more than 550 assaults through June 1, up from 300 assaults at the same time last year, said Carla Provost, the acting chief of the Border Patrol.
She recounted the statistics as a warning during testimony on gang activity among the illegal immigrant population. She didn’t speculate on what might be spurring the rise in assaults, but it comes as the immigration debate in the U.S. — and Mexico — heats up under President Trump.
Border Patrol agents face one of the most dangerous jobs in law enforcement, officials say.
“Rocking” incidents, in which those on the Mexican side of the border toss large boulders over the fence to try to injure agents, are common.
[Assaults On Border Patrol Agents Surge As Immigration Debate Heats Up, by Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, June 21, 2017]
And it just isn't on the border. Democrat Party terrorists are organizing to attack ICE ERO Deportation Officers when they make arrests inside the United States:
In response to recent reports of an increase in assaults against law enforcement officials across the country, U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) recently called for an investigation into ways to increase safety for agents within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)...
“According to ICE officials, ICE has already recorded 19 incidents of assault on ICE law enforcement personnel for this year through May 22, 2017, compared to only 24 assaults recorded during all of 2016,” the senators wrote.
[Sens. McCaskill, Johnson Inquire About Increased ICE Personnel Injuries In The Field, Homeland Preparedness News, June 20, 2017]
This writer warned of the coming war waged by The Resistance to immigration law enforcement. It is becoming very real with the increased attacks on ICE ERO Deportation Officers and Border Patrol Agents.
The solution to this problem is prosecutions of the attackers, which is not occurring when ICE ERO officers are attacked for some reason. Clearly the Deep State Democrats in the Department of Justice don't care about the lives of Federal agents.
The illegal aliens and Cultural Marxists feel empowered to organize and commit these attacks. One of the responses of Attorney General Jeff Sessions should be to start prosecuting those who aid and abet illegal aliens to show the cost of their behavior. Activists are emboldened because their is no cost to their crimes. If AG Sessions makes an example of a few, such as Peter Pedemonti, the message might just get out that organizing illegal aliens and Antifa to attack ICE officers is a certain path to prison, pour encourage les autres.