Unknown cartel gunmen operating in a known drug smuggling corridor in Southern Arizona fired multiple shots at an on-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent overnight. Breitbart Texas has been able to confirm that the shots struck the agent’s vehicle. The federal law enforcement officer was not struck by the gunfire. The agent was patrolling the area near the Brian Terry station in southern Arizona when unknown gunmen began firing. Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies and other Border Patrol agents arrived to the scene to carry out a manhunt for the suspected cartel gunmnen. Arizona local law enforcement officials confirmed they were not able to apprehend the cartel gunmen but continue investigating the attack. The Brian Terry station honors the name of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was killed in a gun battle trying to apprehend a group of Mexican cartel gunmen who had been trying to steal a drug load from a rival smuggling group. Border Patrol agents are the most assaulted federal law enforcement officers, Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan aid in testimony before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee in November. Nearly 150 Border Patrol agents were assaulted during the first two months of fiscal year 2017 which began in October..
Very glad to hear the CBP agent was unharmed. And, he was wise to resist the temptation to return fire over an international border. That said, this is just another example of why it is SO critical that we BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!…and put U.S. Army National Guard troops physically ON the border with Mexico, where they should remain until that wall/fence is finally built…however long it takes. These poor Border Patrol agents are grossly outgunned and outmanned, and need Army National Guard support until that southern border is secured once and for all. Simultaneously, we need to be deporting illegal aliens already here in America by the hundreds of thousands, if not millions (and yes, you read that right)…paying particular attention to known gang members (i.e. MS-13, etc.), already convicted criminal aliens, and those determined by an immigration judge to be deported…regardless of age or gender. As many of you know, we’ve been calling for that here at The Daily Buzz from day one…and we’re optimistic that the incoming President (elect) Donald Trump moves forward aggressively on both fronts. The violent activities of the Mexican drug cartels only intensify the urgency of why we need to make securing our southern border out nation’s #1 national security priority.