Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Border Patrol corruption bad, and getting worse
TUCSON -- Not surprisingly, more and more corrupt US Border Patrol and Department of Homeland Security officers are directly aiding illegal smuggling.
'Increased corruption is linked, in part, to tougher enforcement, driving smugglers to recruit federal employees as accomplices,' from today's NY Times.
Border agent corruption is something many in the southwest have known for years.
The feds' unwise rush to hire thousands more warm bodies ASAP to join the Border Patrol and the growing 'security-industrial complex' will just make the corruption worse, DHS admits.
Just another disturbing example of many about how US 'get tough' border enforcement and militarization policies are failing.