I have to express my disappointment with the local media. The Border Patrol has been telling us there is a 30 percent decrease in the apprehension of undocumented aliens.
What they fail to mention is that due to the philosophy of the administration of the Border Patrol, the local border has become a danger to all Valley residents. The Border Patrol has closed its checkpoints and placed its agents on the line. This is no secret to the alien smugglers. The philosophy is this will stem the crossing of undocumented aliens. What has actually occurred is the smugglers now know that all they have to do is get across and they are home free.
The Border Patrol administration has adopted a no-pursuit policy. This policy has tied the hands of the hard-working agents. What has occurred is the smugglers have found if they drive in an unsafe manner they will not be pursued. Some of the more dangerous tactics include driving the wrong way on the freeway, driving without lights and driving at high rates of speed.