Saturday, July 29, 2006

Illegals "Guarding" the Borders?

What are the hiring procedures to pursue a career in border control I wonder? How surreal that we had an illegal alien working to secure the border and was instead using tax-payer government trucks to help smuggle lawbreakers in... not two or three...he admits to smuggling at least 100 illegals over the border.

"On Friday, Ortiz, 29, was sentenced to five years in prison in one of a spate of corruption cases involving Border Patrol agents at a time when the agency is on a hiring spree.

Prosecutors had asked for about three years, but U.S. District Judge John A. Houston decided a stiffer punishment was required for Ortiz, who pleaded guilty to charges that included conspiracy to bring in illegal aliens and making a false claim to U.S. citizenship.

"You violated the sacred trust of your comrades," the judge said. "As a link in the chain, they depended on you."

Ortiz expressed remorse: "I was blind at the time I made my mistake of smuggling."(Read the entire article: Which details numerous cases of border control corruption)

He got five years.

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