Law enforcement officials in Arizona told to tone down border arrests, sheriff says

An Arizona sheriff says U.S. Border Patrol officials have repeatedly told him they have been ordered to reduce — at times even stop — arrests of illegal immigrants caught trying to cross the U.S. border.

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told that a supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol told him as recently as this month that the federal agency’s office on Arizona’s southern border was under orders to keep apprehension numbers down during specific reporting time periods.

“The senior supervisor agent is telling me about how their mission is now to scare people back,” Dever said in an interview with “He said, ‘I had to go back to my guys and tell them not to catch anybody, that their job is to chase people away. … They were not to catch anyone, arrest anyone. Their job was to set up posture, to intimidate people, to get them to go back.”

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  • virginiagentleman

    Will yelling BOO! help the problem? Or maybe we should give them the finger? Not the illegals, but the morons that designed such a plan. With the decisions coming out of Washington lately, how long will it take before Arizona is swallowed by Mexico? With such spineless folks seemingly in EVERY agency, making their spineless policies, the only choice left to Arizona may be to secede since the federal government is doing everything it can to destroy Arizona. No, I don’t want Arizona to secede, rather, I want them to be able to protect themselves, their families and their property. Why is the federal government issueing such drivel as policy?

    • Drahcir

      Can we blast the ground in front of the ones that cross in the dead of night?Could we blast the ground in front of those who cross at any given time?An A-10 Warthawg should suffise,yes?With night vision or FLIR and two or three flying along the border?Maybe an Apachee or four?

      • virginiagentleman

        Friend Drahcir, your idea is better than mine!