There's a controversy going on in the Border Patrol about whether or not some higher-ups in the Southern California office issued arrest quotas for their agents.
In other words, the people who are supposed to be patrolling our border and keeping illegal aliens OUT are themselves being investigated by the desk jockey's in Washington because they motivated their agents to do their job??
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Border Patrol on Monday ordered an investigation of allegations by agents in Southern California that they were given arrest quotas and threatened with punishment if they failed to meet them.
Jeffrey Calhoon, El Centro's chief patrol agent, said he learned the patrol agent in charge of the agency's Riverside station some 100 miles north of the Mexican border gave agents numerical goals for how many suspected illegal immigrants they should arrest in January. ...
The probe comes after Border Patrol agents in Riverside said they were ordered to arrest at least 150 suspected illegal immigrants in January or faced having their work shifts changed.
Only in America.
Seriously people, this kind of thing makes us the laughing stock of the world when it comes to protecting borders.
And look at the quota in question. 150. Yes, ONLY 150...in defending a border crossed illegally by hundreds of thousands each year. If you can't bag 150 in a months time in such a "target rich environment", then maybe the Border Patrol is not for you.
Which is to say that, perhaps, the quota is a good way to seperate the wheat from the chaff.
So what do you think about the quotas?