While White House Pleads for Alien Due Process, Border Agent Murdered as Horrified Family Looks On

Published on August 18th, 2014

By Joe Guzzardi
August 18, 2014

On August 3, two Mexican nationals murdered 36-year-old United States Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega in front of his mother, father and two of his three sons. Before he served in the Border Patrol, Vega had been a U.S. Marine.  Vega had been on an off duty fishing trip with his family in Willacy County, Texas when the aliens’ attempted robbery escalated into a fatal shoot out.

When they were apprehended shortly after the murder, Ismael Hernandez and Gustavo Tijerina confessed to killing Vega. The two men, who had been deported six times since 2007, requested that the Mexican Consulate intervene. Tijerina had been arrested four times for illegal entry; Hernandez twice. Re-entry after formal deportation is a felony.

Sheriff Larry Spence said that Hernandez and Tijerina are suspects in alien smuggling and drug trafficking rings throughout the county and have ties to dangerous Mexican cartels. A Department of Homeland Security insider compared conditions near the Texas border to a “war zone” and predicted that violent crime could soon come “to a town near you.” Many of the aliens who routinely reenter the U.S. after having been deported were originally removed because of criminal activity.

Three days later Vice President Joe Biden, completely detached from reality, called a meeting of 60 lawyers to plead for pro bono assistance in representing thousands of Central American aliens who have flooded across the border. Biden’s goal is refugee status for as many aliens as possible. Refugees are legal permanent residents issued social security cards, work permits and who qualify for other entitlements. According to Biden, “these are our children.”

Actually, Central Americans are not “our children.” They’re foreign nationals under the jurisdiction of their native country whose well-being is the responsibility of their native country and their parents. “Our children” are Agent Vega’s three sons. But other than an obligatory statement from DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, no one in the White House has reached out to Agent Vega’s family.

Vega’s tragic death comes as White House Domestic Policy Council Cecelia Munoz is drafting an unconstitutional executive order to de-prioritize previously deported aliens like Tijerina and Hernandez. Munoz’s new policy would be a larger amnesty, possibly up to 5 million, than President Obama’s 2012 deferred action for childhood arrivals that triggered the Central American surge. Alarmingly, more than half the aliens are adult males, not toddlers as planted administration images suggest.

Despite ample evidence that illegal aliens often represent a threat to innocent Americans, congressional leaders routinely malign and insult enforcement advocates.  Even as nightly news broadcasts display footage of aliens crossing into Texas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insists that the border is secure. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi incoherently referred to the Central Americans as like “the baby Jesus.” When the House passed a bill to block Obama from expanding deferred action, Democrats called the Republicans “deplorable,” and “anti-American.” Illinois Representative Luis Gutierrez irrationally charged that Republicans “despise and hate all of our children.”

GOP leadership shares the blame for the border crisis. Speaker John Boehner, newly elected House Whip Kevin McCarthy, and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan are outspoken amnesty supporters.

With the border wide open to confessed murderers, drug smugglers and with ISIS terrorists promising to kill Americans in retribution for the Iraqi airstrikes against them, citizens are outraged at the border neglect and the administration’s insistence that Americans subsidize the Central American alien invasion.

If under-educated Central Americans can walk undeterred through the border, determined, experienced, well-funded terrorists can’t be far behind.


Joe Guzzardi is a Californians for Population Stabilization Senior Writing Fellow whose columns have been syndicated since 1987. Contact him at [email protected]

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