“How Can I Tell My Children I Won`t Be Home For Christmas Because I`m Working An Important Job For Our Country?”—Another Federal Whistleblower Writes VDARE.COM
One consequence of this policy
paralysis: the demoralization of federal officers,
who labor in a world of “law enforcement” turned
upside down. Of all the patriotic Americans now fighting
immigration anarchy, the most
whistle blower federal employees.
I received one such whistleblowing
e-mail from a VDARE.com reader last week. The reader is
a federal employee, so I provide the following
The opinions expressed on
this page do not in any way represent the official
position of the DOJ, EOIR, BIA, DHS, CBP, ICE, CIS or
any other branch of the United States government . . .
but maybe they will someday!
The reader asks:
help us and convince the politicians that they must
change their policies and begin enforcing the
immigration laws of the United States. I want to do my
job—please give me a reason to do it to the best of my
Note that the tragedy here—another
unintended consequence of the illegal alien invasion—is
that we desperately need American patriots like our
VDARE.com reader, rather than the sycophants and lackeys
who now thrive in the federal bureaucracy.
Keep the emails coming,
Date: October 12, 2005
Subject: It just doesn`t matter
I have finally come to the
realization that it doesn`t matter. No matter what I
attempt to do to control illegal aliens from entering
this country, it doesn`t matter.
And to top it all off, the
President of the United States only encourages more
I must state from the beginning
that I am not
anti-immigrant. I am the
grandson of immigrants; my grandparents entered the
Ellis Island. My wife is an immigrant, from
South America. I have two immigrant brother-in-laws.
I am part of a family of immigrants.
But, most important of all, a
family of LEGAL immigrants.
I spent over 20 years serving my
country as a proud member of the
I would not trade those years
for anything. I was always proud to wear my
uniform. When I was planning for my life after the
Army, I felt the need to continue to work for the
government of this country.
I have known for years that my
country was being invaded by illegal immigrants. I
wanted to work in a position where I could help stem the
tide. I was told from the very beginning that I was too
Border Patrol or to be an Immigration Agent. So I
decided that I would try and be the best Immigration
When I was at the
Immigration Officer Academy I studied hard. I have
continued to study on my own time since then. Many of my
co-workers remark about my knowledge of
Procedures. I am usually the "go to" person when
there is a hard question to answer or case to handle.
But no matter how hard I work,
the people I work for don`t care. I will give you some
[Fresh-across-the-river illegal aliens in American
The other day I arrived home
from work and was eating my dinner. During our
conversation, my wife mentioned to me that she was told
that there are two new students in our daughter`s
elementary school. One of them is in our daughter`s
I thought that was nice to know
until my wife told me the rest of the story. These two
children and their parents
crossed the river illegally over the weekend. On
Monday, the children are enrolled in
How am I supposed to teach my
children the importance of following the laws of this
How am I supposed to tell my
children I won`t be home for their birthday or Christmas
because I am working at an important job for our
How are my children to feel when
other people tell them their father has a stupid job
that means nothing?
documents for EOIR Immigration Court—the next big
Once a Border Patrolman stopped
El Salvadorans at the local bus station and
requested to see their documents. They each presented
Form I-862`s, Notice to Appear (NTA),
meaning they were part of the “Catch
and Release” program [for the
EOIR Immigration Court litigation bureaucracy].
The BP agent thought the documents looked a little
"unusual" and brought them by the Immigration Office. He
asked me if I could look these NTAs up on the system and
provide him with photos of the people these documents
As I gave him each photo, we
both saw that none of these documents belonged to the
people that presented them. They were very
high-quality copies of the originals.
Realizing that this was a
definite case of fraud, I commented to the BP agent that
I guess these folks would now be deported for sure.
In a very disgusted tone, the BP
Agent told me that they would not be deported. He would
have to take them to the station and process them for
their own [EOIR] court date and release them.
He said that there was
absolutely nothing he could do.
Do you think these five people
will show up for their court hearing? Do you realize
that 95% of the people that are released never show
[Summary removal under Immigration Act Section 235(b)
really works . . . so why not use it to the fullest?]
all heard about the
thousands of Brazilians who were crossing illegally
into the U.S. A couple of months ago, DHS decided that
maybe Border Patrol should start processing these folks
Expedited Removal and send them back. Several
Immigration Inspectors volunteered to help Border Patrol
process the Expedited Removals.
We were told that we could not
help BP with the Expedited Removals because it was their
job. Let`s see, I thought we worked for the
same organization and maybe it would be nice if we
practiced so teamwork and help each other out. Who do
you think patrols the border when BP is busy at the
station doing all that
Well, the ER program for
Brazilians really works. Now the Brazilians don`t
turn themselves in. They pay a little more and the
smugglers take them all the way past the
But guess what! We still have
hundreds of illegal crossers turn themselves in
everyday. All the Hondurans, Guatemalans and El
Salvadorans still turn themselves in groups. The ones
that show up in our office all cross the river by
raft. These rafts
cross the river everyday, in broad daylight and
within a few hundred yards of the International Bridge.
As a matter of fact, several
people that cross the bridge legally have commented to
me that the raft is crossing within sight of the cars
waiting to cross the bridge.
Let`s see, where is Border
Patrol? They are at the station processing two hundred
OTMs [“Other Than Mexican” nationals] who
crossed earlier in the day.
What is happening to all these
OTM`s? They are all receiving I-862`s [Notices to
Appear] and told when to show up in Immigration
[Illegal Honduran mental case awaits EOIR Immigration
Court while roaming the streets!]
Not long ago one of the Officers
escorted a Honduran into the Immigration office that
arrived from the North at a Port of Entry. This is
normal. Folks show up all day coming in from the North,
after they have crossed the river on the rafts, and turn
themselves in to us. We have to call Border Patrol to
come pick them up so that they can process them and give
them their I-862.
But this Honduran was a little
different. After he caused a problem in the lobby of our
immigration office, he had to be
physically restrained and put in a holding area.
When the Border Patrol asked to describe the person
[before picking him up], they said "I think that`s
the guy that already has his 862. Check for his
The Honduran indeed had an I-862
in his possession. The BP agent said that "we did that
guy the other day. In fact we`ve had him here a few
times already. We don`t want him. He has his papers.
Just kick him out into the street."
After talking with this man, it
was determined that he definitely had
But he was sent back out into
the street. This person is still
roaming around the streets and his court date is
still about 2 weeks away.
I`m sure you feel safer now
knowing that we are even sending persons with mental
problems out into the streets of your community.
[Inspectors watch as illegal aliens sneak in through
cross-border lake causeway!]
In South Texas there is a very
large man-made lake called
Falcon Lake. This lake was formed by damming the Rio
Grande River and stores water for the majority of the
people in the Rio Grande Valley to drink.
The dam is also an International
crossing between the U.S. and Mexico. This crossing is
open from 7:00 am until 8:45 pm, 7 days a week. Every
night, two Inspectors drive the mile from the POE
[Port of Entry] Inspection area to the middle of the
dam to close the gate.
This is where the interesting
The causeway, a two-lane road on
top of the dam, is built up rather high. On the lake
side, you have rocks and water. On the down-stream side,
you have a very steep hill that a mountain goat would
have trouble climbing. From the POE Inspection area,
even though it is a straight road to the middle, you
cannot see the gate. We have found that many people have
decided to take advantage of this.
Unknown persons hide
packages, bundles and even
human beings on the U.S. side of the gate after dark
or during periods of low visibility. They wait until the
gate is closed and the security shift, consisting of two
Inspectors comes on duty.
Now let me explain something
here — there are no lights or cameras in this area to
make it easier to see what is going on. All the package,
bundles and humans that were hiding in the rocks sneak
their way into the U.S.
Often, the Inspectors on the
security shift at the POE see them as they make their
way through the brush.
The Inspectors do exactly what
they are ordered to do — they call Border Patrol and the
You see, the Inspectors are not
permitted to leave the building and apprehend the folks
as they walk by. The orders are — be observant and
report what you see, take no action.
Sounds like a nice plan. The
Sheriff`s office is in Rio Grande City, TX, about 25
miles away. If you`re lucky, one of the two deputies on
duty might be nearby. But that is doubtful. Starr County
is very big for 2 deputies to patrol all night. The
Border Patrol station is in La Grulla, TX, about 40
miles away. The Border Patrol might have a unit nearby —
if they don`t already have a full house.
[Inspectors watch on security cameras as alien and
marijuana smugglers use cross-border ferry port by
Near Sullivan City, TX, in a
little town named Los Ebanos, TX, you can find the
only still-operational ferry that crosses the river
between the US and Mexico. This is a legal ferry, with
Immigration and Customs Inspectors on both sides of the
river, and you can even cross the river in your vehicle.
However, the ferry only operates
during daylight hours. At night the ferry is secured and
the vehicle gates are locked.
Sounds nice, except for one
small problem: the only security at the crossing during
the night is a surveillance camera. The only monitor
where you can watch what goes on in Los Ebanos is at the
Rio Grande City, TX POE, about 15 miles away.
Rio Grande City also closes from
11:45 pm until 7:00 am. During the night, there is a
security detail consisting of 2 Inspectors.
An Inspector who had the
security detail at Rio Grande City one night noticed
something on the monitor for Los Ebanos.
First, there was a lone male
walking around the area, checking things out. Soon he
disappeared from view. After a few minutes they could
see three rafts with three people on each cross the
river and land on the U.S. side.
The Inspectors immediately
called Border Patrol. After the first nine illegals
landed, the rafts were pulled with ropes back to Mexico.
Soon the rafts returned with nine more illegals. Still
no Border Patrol. The rafts returned to Mexico.
The next time the rafts
appeared, the nine men on board had big bales with them
These nine men got off the rafts, picked up their bales,
weighing about 75 -90 lbs each and disappeared from view
on the U.S. side.
Still no Border Patrol.
Soon, the men carrying the bales
returned to the rafts and were pulled back to Mexico.
All this took about 20 minutes.
One hour and fifteen minutes
after the call was made to Border Patrol, the first
agents arrived on the scene. All they could find were
You wonder why it took Border
Patrol so long to arrive? They were processing the
OTMs who were already in the station.
[Reporting illegal aliens—still no response . . . even
for an insider!]
Several times, I personally have
reports of people living in the U.S. illegally. I
have even reported evidence of fraudulent immigration
What has been done? Nothing!
The teachers at my daughter`s
school have commented to my wife about all the
problems they have with the illegal alien children
that are enrolled in the school. They have told her how
the illegal alien parents of these children act around
Does the school administration
care about these problems? Of course not — the more
students they have, the more money they get from the
The federal government makes
sure that these illegal aliens are protected.
- First, the organization
responsible for border security, Customs & Border
Protection, is run by former career U.S. Customs
officials. Not one of them knows, understands or
cares to enforce immigration laws.
- Second, we have instituted
a de facto Amnesty through the "Catch &
Release" program for OTM`s.
- Third, we have ensured that
Border Patrol cannot patrol the border — by keeping
all the BP agents in the station to process the
OTM`s and give them their I-862`s.
Now, you tell me:
Does it really matter whether
or not I do the job I was trained to do—and want to do?
What good is it if I catch
one fraudulent document?
Prosecute one Mexican for
making a False Claim to U.S. citizenship?
Cancel one visa and do an
Expedited Removal because someone worked in the U.S.
The U.S. government refuses to
enforce the immigration laws that I am trying to
For these reasons, and many
more, the majority of immigration inspectors and I are
searching for employment elsewhere.
Those of us that believe in what
we do, and want to do it well, no longer want to be part
of an organization that is derelict in its duty to
protect the citizens of our country.
We ask for your help. Please
help us—convince the politicians that they must change
their policies and begin enforcing the laws of the
I want to do my job—please give
me a reason to do it to the best of my abilities.
And God Bless the United States of America.