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Judicial Watch Obtains Videotape of Border Patrol Sector Chief Decrying Illegal Immigration Enforcement
In May 2008, two Border Patrol supervisors were retaliated against by the Border Patrol for testifying to an illegal enforcement practice known as ’shotgunning traffic’. This is where Border Patrol agents on roving patrol inside the country conduct traffic stops absent reasonable suspicion. If something illegal is discovered, agents falsify reports to justify the stop after the fact. If nothing illegal is discovered, no reports are created making it impossible to know how pervasive this illegal practice is. When the ex-wife of one of the agents ran afoul of this illegal traffic stopping practice in New Mexico in 2006, the agent complained to the Border Patrol and the Office of Internal Affairs. Instead of investigating the incident, the agents were told they were jeopardizing their careers. When the agents persisted by testifying in court, charges against the agent’s wife were dropped but the Border Patrol accused the agents of releasing sensitive Border Patrol enforcement practices to the public and suspended their enforcement certifications. They were also assigned to border fence building duties. The veteran agents fought back against the retaliation by enlisting the aid of the ACLU. The ACLU filed suit in federal district court in 2008. In exchange for dropping the suit, the Border Patrol fully reinstated the agents earlier this year. For more details, see: www.checkpointusa.org
Meet the Border Patrol’s new sector chief
The Border Patrol’s new Tucson Sector chief, Victor M. Manjarrez Jr., has local ties: He’s been in charge of the Naco station as well as the Douglas station. A 21-year veteran of the Border Patrol, Manjarrez now is responsible for the patrol’s largest sector in the United States, overseeing the operations of eight Border Patrol Stations in Arizona. From July 2006 to July 2007, he served as the …
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