Obama’s Border Patrol Chief Blasted By Agents – OpEd
By Jim Kouri
While lamenting the disinterest in the Obama Administration for border security and immigration enforcement, Local 2544 officials said,”Now, [Attorney General Eric] Holder and DOJ [Department of Justice] apparently have found resources to challenge SB1070. This is an obvious political ploy, and Americans should be outraged if they actually go after a state for trying to do something about the out-of-control illegal immigration mess.”
“Someone needs to take a very serious look at what happened to some of the high-ranking folks [CBP Chief] David Aguilar promoted. Why did they suddenly “retire” and why was one fired? Were they worthy of positions of high public trust?” said members of the National Border Patrol Patrol Council.
Aguilar toured the country in the past attending Border Patrol agent musters at stations. A subordinate Chief Patrol Agent, Richard Barlow, touring with him hurled one raunchy joke after another at women and overweight people, while Aguilar stood by laughing. Aguilar then showered this CPA with praise while sternly asking the agents in attendance “Does anyone want to challenge him?” according to the NBPC.
The CPA doing the stand-up comedy routine for Aguilar was quite fond of himself and bragged about his exploits at length. The head of the U.S. Border Patrol, David Aguilar, told agents that it wasn’t their main job to arrest illegal aliens, and that they shouldn’t “lower” ourselves to such a status.
He repeated over and over “You are NOT immigration officers.” Aguilar used offensive language while promoting himself. The real goal of his nationwide tour was to run the union down. We have audio recordings of Mr. Aguilar and some of the jokes and language he thought was so funny.
If referring to female anatomy in crude terms in front of female employees and agents to make a point about how tough you are is acceptable these days, then Aguilar is certainly worthy of all the promotions he keeps getting.
Any rank-and-file agent who spoke so crudely in front of a group of employees would be disciplined. Instead, David Aguilar, who is supposed to be setting the example for all this “professionalism” and “honor” that the Agency constantly hammers us about is glorified by “greatest hits” videos (of course, all the offensive and crude parts were edited out of these slick videos).
The fact that Aguilar not only survives such unprofessional and raunchy displays unscathed, but is promoted over and over again, is simply unbelievable. Aguilar has repeatedly been denounced in historic and unprecedented nationwide votes of no confidence by rank-and-file agents.