January 22, 2016
How Mexico works with Obama
to corrupt the Border Patrol
Corruption begins at the top
"...DHS was attempting to hide corruption." --- former head of CBP internal affairs
InSight Crime -- January 19, 2016
How Mexico Cartels Corrupt US Border Agents
An investigative report by the Texas Observer last month revived longstanding concerns about US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), calling into question whether the nation's largest law enforcement agency is effectively combating corruption and infiltration by criminal organizations.
In a 7000-word exposé, reporters Melissa del Bosque and Patrick Michels chronicled various instances of misbehavior by agents at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including purchasing weapons for criminal groups, abusing confidential informants, and taking bribes to allow human smugglers and drug traffickers to cross the US-Mexico border.
Furthermore, the Texas Observer investigation indicated that corruption at CBP frequently went unpunished. According to the article, the department in charge of overseeing CBP “became known for hoarding cases and then leaving them uninvestigated,” and “the office often refused offers of help from the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation] and other law enforcement agencies that also keep watch over customs officers and Border Patrol agents.”
James Tomsheck, the former head of CBP's internal affairs division from 2006 to 2014, told the reporters, “It was very clear to me…that DHS was attempting to hide corruption, and was attempting to control the number of arrests [of CBP personnel on corruption charges] so as not to create a political liability for DHS.”
Federal Judge: The Obama Administration Aids and Abets Human Trafficking
A federal judge in Texas has issued a searing indictment of the Obama administration's immigration policy. He accuses the government of “completing the criminal mission” of human traffickers “who are violating the border security of the United States” and assisting a “criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals.” The judge calls the administration's behavior “dangerous and unconscionable” and says that “DHS should cease telling the citizens of the United States that it is enforcing our border security laws because it is clearly not. Even worse, it is helping those who violate these laws.”
The Obama Presidency --- A Cacophony of Corruption