Shocking new evidence showed that assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents have skyrocketed as foreign nationals, presumably angry about President Donald Trump’s hard line stance on illegal immigration, grow bolder.
Border Patrol Chief Mark A. Morgan testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee committee on Nov. 30 that assaults on agents at the southern border had surged, with two agents being killed in the previous four months, according to The Washington Examiner.
Quoting fiscal year statistics, which end Sept. 30, Morgan reported that as of November, assaults were up 200 percent over the previous fiscal year.
The U.S. Border Patrol’s latest report showed a massive increase in assaults, from 190 in fiscal year-to-date for 2016 to 462 year-to-date for 2017 — an increase of 143 percent.
“The men and women of the Border Patrol have one of the toughest jobs in federal law enforcement. They are the most assaulted federal law enforcement in the U.S.,” Morgan said. “More than 7,400 border patrol agents have been assaulted since 2006.”
One of the most frequent weapons used in assaults have been rocks, but not the “kids throwing pebbles” images you might have in your mind. Officers are badly injured and even killed by large rocks, often in a remote area where an backup or medical help may be as far as 90 minutes away.
Illegals have attacked officers with knives and even vehicles while attempting to cross or to divert attention from drug smugglers and human traffickers.
“I have directed that all 94 U.S. Attorneys Offices make the prosecution of assault on a federal law enforcement officer — that’s all of you — a top priority,” he said to a group of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales, Arizona, according to Breitbart.
“If someone dares to assault one of our folks in the line of duty, they will do federal time for it,” Sessions said.
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