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Who are these government officials working for? They are not protecting the citizens of this country but rather anyone but!

Sheriff Tells Congress That Border Patrol Agents Ordered to Reduce Arrests
By Jana Winter

Published May 03, 2011
| FoxNews.com

A United States Border Patrol agent checks an area under a bridge crossing between the United States and Mexico in El Paso, Texas November 14, 2010. El Paso lies across the border from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a violent city on the frontlines of Mexico's war against drug cartels. Picture taken November 14, 2010.
The Border Patrol's practice of detecting but not apprehending illegal immigrants -- known as "Turn Back South" -- is in effect far north of the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona Sheriff Larry Dever claimed in congressional testimony Tuesday morning.

"It appears, according to numerous reports from current and former border agents, that this practice has gravitated many miles north of the border. That means that, regardless of proximity to the border, people who are detected but not caught are considered to be "Turned Back South," Dever said in his written testimony before the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

Last month, FoxNews.com first reported that Dever said he'd been told by Border Patrol officials, including at least one senior supervisor, that they have been ordered to reduce and to sometimes stop arresting people attempting to cross into the U.S. illegally.

Homeland Security officials, including Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, have repeatedly denied these claims, but a flood of current and retired Border Patrol agents from across the country continue to come forward with details of their own that support Dever's initial remarks.

Dever leveled another new charge: That TBS-ing is going on within the American judicial system.

"There are policies in place that establish thresholds for quantities of drugs and numbers of illegal aliens before consideration for prosecution can be entertained. In at least one Federal District in Texas, if you are caught smuggling less than 750 kilos of marijuana, you will not be subjected to prosecution," Dever wrote, citing several examples........continued

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.....here's the end of it.......the committee was just there for a photo op. They didn't want to know the truth or at least they didn't want the public to know the truth! ??)

After the hearing, Dever told FoxNews.com that he thought the hearing had gone "okay."

"They could've been a little more difficult. They could've asked more difficult questions," Dever said, adding that he'd hoped the committee members would've asked more about the TBS part of his submitted testimony.

"That was something that they could've delved into, but they didn't," he said.

"It was pretty much hands off, it wasn't a game of hardball."
 

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"There are policies in place that establish thresholds for quantities of drugs and numbers of illegal aliens before consideration for prosecution can be entertained. In at least one Federal District in Texas, if you are caught smuggling less than 750 kilos of marijuana, you will not be subjected to prosecution," Dever wrote, citing several examples........continued

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Yet, in NYC, if you get busted with a joint, your spending the night in jail. Makes perfect sense to me...not!
 

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Ahh, yes. Politics. Medicinal marijuana users can get shot dead in their house by raiding feds, while illegal immigrants smuggling POUNDS of grass into the country can be let go. I get more and more fed up with the system every day.
 

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Hey, that's our government.  Be proud of it!
 

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Ask Donald Scott's widow: You can be raided for an informant's statement that you are growing drugs, when he is just trying to better his own predicament, and yet we don't pay attention to those that have over 3/4 TON of the stuff....
 
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