Border Patrol agent pleads guilty in firearms case

There are 7 comments on the Aug 24, 2012, KTEN-TV Denison story titled Border Patrol agent pleads guilty in firearms case. In it, KTEN-TV Denison reports that:

A U.S. Border Patrol agent in west Texas has pleaded guilty to conspiring to buy firearms and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition to be smuggled into Mexico.

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Another DHS success

United States

#1 Aug 25, 2012
Will he be featured on the TV series?

If ther ewas proper vetting the entire way,
America wouldn't have 12 million examples to point out

SECURE THE BORDER AT THE BORDER!
Viable Solutions

United States

#2 Aug 25, 2012
Another DHS success wrote:
Will he be featured on the TV series?
If ther ewas proper vetting the entire way,
America wouldn't have 12 million examples to point out
SECURE THE BORDER AT THE BORDER!
"SECURE THE BORDER AT THE BORDER!"

The border cat-and-mouse game on the border has been tried in futility since 2nt Lt. George S. Patton commanded Ft. Quitman. Most illegal aliens are released within hours of arrest to give it another go.

The viable solutions:

1. Establish a national identity card.

Current law and policy require the BP to prove an alien is here illegally. Even if he sees the illegal entry, he can only enforce customs laws until the alien self-incriminates. That is why the Government gets nervous at state laws that reverse the burden of proof of legal status and puts it on the alien.

2. Punish all employers of illegal aliens,and those who transport and harbor them.

This is already law. The law should be enforced and amended to punish anyone who hires, or rents a house or apartment to, an illegal alien.

3. Stop rewarding the law violators.

Partial amnesties, such as the Dream Act, inevitably will lead to amnesty for the aliens' entire family, which may contain half anchor babies and half illegals. Every Illegal alien should be required to return to his home country to apply for his visa. Anchor babies are citizens of their parents' countries until age 18 and entitled to all benefits of that country as a (dual) national. Deported parents therefore have the option of taking them or leaving them with legal custodians. It is called the legal principle of juste sanguinis and is international protocol.

4. Discontinue bilingual education and teach only English in public, or tax-supported, schools. Eliminate OBEMLA, the expensive Washington Federal bureaucracy that administers bilingual education.
Viable Solutions

United States

#3 Aug 25, 2012
Correction:

Although Border Patrol agents enforce customs laws when they see an illegal entry, the illegal entrant is charged with proving that he is entitled to enter the U.S, just as he does at a legal port of entry. If he claims to be a citizen, he may be released or taken to a POE for secondary inspection as if he were an applicant there. If the BP did not observe the illegal entry, the burden of proving illegal status is upon the immigration officer.

8 USC 1225.

8 USC 1357.

This is a handicap upon immigration officers that is unique to the U.S. If we are to survive as a sovereign republic, the law must change to require a national identity document that shifts the burden of proof of legal status to the individual.

The opponents of a natiopnal ID have traditionally been immigration activists who make a living off illegal immigration, including immigration lawyers; employers and organized crime (including many politicians) that wants freedom of lateral mobility in this country with relative anonymity.

Since: Jan 11

El Paso, TX

#4 Aug 27, 2012
Polygraph All Agents. Screen applicants who are from the south west and send them north.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Aug 27, 2012
Bet after he gets out of prison he still gets his Govt. issued retirement.

Amazing how there are no specific penalties for civil service (Federal down to local) when they break the law.

The guy that scr*wed the US taxpayer at GSA (Neely) is getting his full retirement and benefits.

Garcia from EPISD will probably get his retirement as well. His honey didn't pay back any of the $450,000 and I am sure he kept his bonus for "the improved testing" that happened in the schools.

And then good old Deloris gets the hand slap and has a friend wanting folks to contribute to her to pay the fine and then hire her (only in name) so she can draw unemployment.

And we wonder why the country is going to hell in a handbasket.

A politican(elected or appointed)and many (not all) civil servants typically HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS.
James Russell USNR

El Paso, TX

#6 Aug 27, 2012
Ex- El Paso Resident wrote:
Bet after he gets out of prison he still gets his Govt. issued retirement.
Amazing how there are no specific penalties for civil service (Federal down to local) when they break the law.
The guy that scr*wed the US taxpayer at GSA (Neely) is getting his full retirement and benefits.
Garcia from EPISD will probably get his retirement as well. His honey didn't pay back any of the $450,000 and I am sure he kept his bonus for "the improved testing" that happened in the schools.
And then good old Deloris gets the hand slap and has a friend wanting folks to contribute to her to pay the fine and then hire her (only in name) so she can draw unemployment.
And we wonder why the country is going to hell in a handbasket.
A politican(elected or appointed)and many (not all) civil servants typically HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS.
I don't give a good, sweet, you-know-what about some moral compass. Just do your duty and get on with it is what I always say. Live and let live and stop being such a complainer.
Viable Solutions

United States

#7 Aug 27, 2012
Ex- El Paso Resident wrote:
Bet after he gets out of prison he still gets his Govt. issued retirement.
Amazing how there are no specific penalties for civil service (Federal down to local) when they break the law.
The guy that scr*wed the US taxpayer at GSA (Neely) is getting his full retirement and benefits.
Garcia from EPISD will probably get his retirement as well. His honey didn't pay back any of the $450,000 and I am sure he kept his bonus for "the improved testing" that happened in the schools.
And then good old Deloris gets the hand slap and has a friend wanting folks to contribute to her to pay the fine and then hire her (only in name) so she can draw unemployment.
And we wonder why the country is going to hell in a handbasket.
A politican(elected or appointed)and many (not all) civil servants typically HAVE NO MORAL COMPASS.
We won't know until November 9th, at sentencing, what penalties the convicted, ex-agent will have to pay nor the length of his prison sentence. Normally, in felony convictions, all benefits of Government employees are forfeited. Usually, fines will exceed the amount Government employees have in retirement funds, but they are usually forfeited, regardless.

In administrative dismissals, agents usually keep the money that they had in retirement funds, but they will not usually be qualified for, or receive, a pension. Every case is different.

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