Saturday, August 16, 2003
We get results: Press attention and outrage at the San Diego Border Patrol "leadership" that issued a memo barring enforcement of immigration laws in most of San Diego has resulted in the order being rescinded.
Yesterday's announcement was made from the office of Robert Bonner, commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.
A review of the memo "determined that it was an overly broad and restrictive statement of Border Patrol policy in the San Diego sector," bureau spokeswoman Gloria Chavez said. "Commissioner Bonner has directed that the memorandum of Aug. 8 be rescinded."
Of course, there are still those extremists/anarchists who feel that much of the Western United States is just another part of Mexico.
Benjamin Prado of the Raza Rights Coalition said the quashing of Veal's memo means that immigrant-rights groups must redouble their efforts to monitor the Border Patrol to prevent human-rights violations.
"If they do raids in our communities, we're going to have a presence," Prado said.
That's right. Enforcement of immigration laws = human-rights violations. Some people just don't get it.