By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Obama administration's appointment of a public advocate for immigrant concerns about law enforcement policies makes a "mockery of the laws of the United States," the National Border Patrol Council said Wednesday.
Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.
The union that represents U.S. Border Patrol agents is challenging an effort by Texas prosecutors to block the release of information used to build a successful case against a Border Patrol agent convicted of wielding excessive force, saying the American public has a right to see the evidence.
The vice president of the union that represents all 17,000 nonsupervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents said Thursday that federal prosecutors spent "thousands of man-hours and millions of tax dollars" to win a two-year prison sentence for an agent accused of using excessive force on a drug-smuggling suspect.
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But Mr. Moran said Mr. Lorenz-Strait might as well been named "amnesty czar," as that will be the "ultimate goal of an administration used to employing smoke and mirrors in an attempt to appear tough on immigration."
"The Obama administration took its next step toward amnesty for illegal aliens by naming an advocate for illegal aliens and those concerned about immigration issues," said NBPC Vice President Shawn P. Moran, whose group represents all 17,000 nonsupervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents.