25 Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in June

Bob Price, Breitbart, July 17, 2017

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Criminal aliens assaulted Border Patrol agents 25 times in the month of June, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported. Since the beginning of this fiscal year, 583 have faced violence.

Assaults on Border Patrol agents continue at an alarming rate. Year-to-date numbers for Fiscal Year 2017 show an 84 percent increase over the first eight months of the previous year.

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On June 10, Breitbart Texas reported on a particularly disturbing assault where an off-duty agent was found along a roadway with serious injuries to his head, chest, and hands.

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While the agent appeared to have been kidnapped from his home and brutally assaulted, investigators believe the assault is “related to the agent’s employment as a law enforcement officer.”

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A few days later, Breitbart Texas reported on the assault of another agent in the El Centro Sector near Calexico, California. During an attempt to apprehend an illegal alien who just crossed the border, a fight broke out, and the suspect kicked the agent in the face several times, officials stated. The agent received first aid in the field and was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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Under Sessions’ memorandum issued that same day, the AG promised, “Prosecution to the extent practicable cases of assault, resisting, or impeding officers engaged in the performance of their duties in administrative and criminal immigration enforcement.”

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