[A]s illegal immigration continues unabated, the White House has seen fit to honor the chief of the Border Patrol, David Aguilar, with a presidential “Meritorious Executive” award, which comes with a cash bonus, for his outstanding performance. I kid you not.
I just cannot understand why more people don’t care about this situation.
I also meant to point out this last week but didn’t get around to it: Border Patrol forced to negotiate tough terrain:
Increased enforcement in San Diego and El Paso, Texas, has squeezed border crossers into less hospitable corridors, including deserts where hundreds die each year. The Otay Mountains are not the deadliest point along the 2,000-mile border, but they are treacherous.
Dehydration threatens as summer temperatures race past 100; hypothermia is a danger during winter. Broken wrists and twisted ankles are common and it’s easy to get lost on the lattice of trails. In the last year, 23 migrants have been reported dead in the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, which includes Otay (pronounced OH-tie).
Look, I don’t want to sound like a heartless jerk, but I don’t have a lot of sympathy, here. The article is about the Border Patrol’s Air Mobile unit, and they’ve got to patrol these places because people insist on trying to break the law there.