AZ Sheriff Babeu: Obama has ‘handcuffed’ Border Patrol

AZ Sheriff Babeu: Obama has ‘handcuffed’ Border Patrol

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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu denounced the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing the White House of preventing border agents from enforcing immigration laws.

Babeu, flanked by Border Patrol agents and union leaders, said high-traffic smuggling routes are not appropriately staffed and laid into the administration for failed leadership. …

National Border Patrol Labor Council President Brandon Judd picked up on that theme, saying the agency is at a crossroads. …

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According to figures Babeu released Tuesday, traffic of illegal immigrants in the first four months of this fiscal year is up by 25 percent. He said there’s been a 102 percent increase in unaccompanied juveniles. Babeu said. …

Babeu said 1,500 Border Patrol agents that are mandated by Congress “that are not being hired and we see a submission of another 300 Border Patrol agents that are being cut.  That’s approaching almost 10 percent of our Border Patrol that is not being added to guard and defend America.”

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