President Trump’s tough stance on national security has many in the Mexican underworld fearing for their illicit border businesses, and now the riff raff is on the attack.
U.S. border patrol agents can already claim to have one of the tougher jobs in all of law enforcement, given the vast understaffing and underfunding of the agency, along with new directives being disseminated all too frequently during times of political upheaval. Now that Donald Trump has adamantly vowed to maintain a strong and safe border between the U.S. and Mexico, border agents are now facing attack by illegal aliens in increasing numbers.
“According to the latest February 28 report, suspects assaulted Border Patrol Agents 413 times since the new fiscal year began on October 1. This represents an increase of 179 percent when compared to the same period last year. During that same period, only 29 Customs and Border Protection officers in different agencies were attacked.
“Two days before these attacks, an agent assigned to the Tucson Sector became the subject of a rock attack as he attempted to take another illegal migrant into custody, Breitbart Texas reported Wednesday. The agent did not receive any injuries in the attack and quickly retreated to his vehicle after people on the south side of the border fence began throwing large rocks. The agents truck sustained windshield damage from the attack.”
These brave law enforcement officers are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place in recent weeks. With Trump’s goals of securing the border bringing great agitation to the already criminal illegals who believed that they could cross back and forth with impunity, the proposed border wall needs to begin construction immediately to prevent even more violence.