Tiny Sarita, Texas — ranked the most politically liberal town in the Lone Star State — was reportedly the site of a very strange, very disturbing arrest a few days ago. Breitbart News says that a U.S. Army soldier in uniform was busted for trying to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States. Breitbart notes the startling information comes from court records it obtained.
Border Patrol agents working the immigration checkpoint in Sarita, Texas arrested Eric Rodriguez earlier this week.
Rodriguez was wearing his military uniform when he allegedly drove his Chevrolet pickup truck to the checkpoint. U.S. Border Patrol agents searched the vehicle. The agents allegedly found two illegal immigrants hiding in the floorboard just beside the front seat; they were using a bed sheet and Ramirez’s military jacket to cover themselves.
Court records also indicate that one of the illegals found in the military man’s truck told authorities the soldier was paid $3,000 to sneak the pair into Texas.
Court records do not specify if Ramirez is an active duty soldier at a base or if he is one of the soldiers deployed by the National Guard to the border.
Western Journalism recently reported on the militia group vowing to make a stand — even if, primarily, a symbolic one — against the flow of illegal immigrants across the Texas border, by trying to block bridges across the Rio Grande Valley.
And even as this new report surfaces about a U.S. soldier — a man who took an oath to protect his country — now allegedly trying to breach the nation’s border, indications arise that the Obama administration may be quietly implementing a form of amnesty to make the border less meaningful.
The Washington Times reports that Obama has significantly reduced the number of deportations:
The Obama administration has cut deportations back to the level they were before President George W. Bush’s end-of-term surge, raising questions about whether he is skirting the law with his claim of prosecutorial discretion.
Administration officials have told Congress repeatedly that their budget gives them the resources to deport about 400,000 illegal immigrants a year, but numbers reported by The Associated Press last week suggested they were on pace to deport about 320,000 this year. Those figures track with what The Washington Times projected in April.
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