By Cal Thomas July 11, 2022
Only in America, it seems, can border-patrol agents be cleared of breaking any laws but still be punished, while those entering the country illegally mostly escape punishment.
President Joe Biden, then-press secretary Jen Psaki and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas all rushed to judgment when they saw a video of Texas Border Patrol agents last September herding Haitians attempting to enter the country without authorization. Biden had threatened the agents, saying they would “pay” for their actions.
They have paid in lost time on the job, the smearing of their character and probably an end to their careers. It is the administration that should pay. One hopes the agents will find a lawyer who sues them for slander.
In a 511-page report (only the government requires so many words to explain the obvious), Customs and Border Protection said the agents did not whip the migrants but added they are still guilty of “unprofessional conduct,” including using “unnecessary force on Haitians.”
Apparently, some of the agents used bad language while trying to turn the people back. Shocking, I know. Were they supposed to say: “Would you pretty please turn around and go back to your country?”