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WAR: Congressman Tancredo Calls for Border Official to Resign

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posted on May, 20 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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Reacting to the recent report that US.border patrol agents had been told not to arrest illegal immigrants. Congresman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) and eight other Congressmen are now calling for the resignation of Michael Nicely, Agent-in-Charge of the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol. Congressman Tancredo said, "This vendetta by our government to undermine the success of the Minutemen Project clearly puts the American people in danger."

 



www.teamamericapac.org
From the Office of Congressman Tom Tancredo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) called for the resignation of Michael Nicely, Agent-in-Charge of the Tucson Sector of the Border Patrol, after a dozen Border Patrol agents confirmed that he ordered them to reduce the apprehension of illegal aliens crossing the border.

Eight Congressmen signed Tancredo's letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff calling for Nicely's resignation. Ten Congressmen signed a separate letter by Tancredo which calls for the House Judiciary Committee to initiate an investigation into the "stand down" orders.

"Any government official that seeks to thwart the law is derelict in his duty to the American people. Mr. Nicely must take responsibility for his actions and turn over his post to someone who is willing to enforce the law," said Tancredo.

A dozen Border Patrol agents told the Washington Times that they had been instructed to "stand down" from arresting illegal aliens near where Minutemen protestors had patrolled in April. The agents understood that an increase in arrests would prove the effectiveness of extra manpower on the border and would credit the Minutemen's approach. Several sources, including the President of the National Border Patrol Council, have confirmed the newspaper report.

Tancredo called for a Congressional investigation into the incident. "In a post-9/11 world, it is critical that we send the message that we're serious about border security. A Congressional investigation will get to the bottom of these troubling and dangerous practices," said Tancredo.

"If Mr. Nicely was acting on orders from officials higher up in the border bureaucracy, more heads should roll," concluded Tancredo. "Congress needs to exercise more active oversight of our border security."




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WE all saw the article from the Washington post the other day regarding this order yet none of the newswires are picking up on this story.

Kind of makes one wonder if Bush and cohorts are getting the major newswires to put a lid on this one? If they are it sure is one big conspiracy on Bush or should I say the Bush admistrations part.

It is time for Americans to wake up and tell their elected officials this has gone to far and this practice needs to stop.











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posted on May, 20 2005 @ 07:31 PM
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I think resignation is not enough. Such orders, if confirmed in due legal process, constitute deliberate sabotage of national security and possibly treason.

Since we are in War on Terror, he really should be court marshalled.

But a few years in the slammer would do nicely as well.



posted on May, 20 2005 @ 07:36 PM
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He should get the gas chamber.



posted on May, 20 2005 @ 07:37 PM
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This goes only to add supporft to statements that the minutemen made shortly after the operation. They had been told the same thing and they stated as such when interveiwed by msnbc, foxnews, and cnn.
It is good that there is now something to back up their statementes.
Also leads to question just what the goverment's real agenda in regards to the borders



posted on May, 21 2005 @ 05:56 AM
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Sombunall politicians tend to be unconscienable, self serving A**Hol*s and need to not even be allowed to be dog catchers. This "person" is among that bunch. Sent a note to Congressman Tancredo thanking him for having enough intestinal fortitude to stand for what's right.



posted on May, 21 2005 @ 06:42 AM
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Was Mr.Nicely acting of his own accord? I seriously doubt it. What wold he care if the Minuteman movement proved that more man power should be given to his department? The opposite should of occured, this guy should of been shouting to all that would listen that he needs more man power. What he apparently did is kinda counterproductive and is it any wonder the border patrol agents told all and sundry about it?

This guy is a patsie, clear and simple. I think he was leant on to give that order by higher ups as he clearly has no benefit in what he ordered. It only hurts his department.

[edit on 21/5/05 by subz]



posted on May, 21 2005 @ 07:12 AM
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Indeed, this smells to me like people much higher up in the government involved in some sort of conspiracy to sabotage our borders and keep them wide open for illegal immigration, as well as drug runners and terrorists.

So whose directive are they serving, and WHY? Who in our government wants to continue the illegal and hidden violation of our borders? What do they gain by such activity? Whose agenda do they serve?

Find the answers to the above questions, and we may just start seeing a much bigger picture and get better insight into who is betraying America.



posted on May, 21 2005 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf


So whose directive are they serving, and WHY? Who in our government wants to continue the illegal and hidden violation of our borders? What do they gain by such activity? Whose agenda do they serve?

Find the answers to the above questions, and we may just start seeing a much bigger picture and get better insight into who is betraying America.


Democrats and Repuplicans alike want illegals, this is not limited to one party. The Democrats want them for votes and the Republicans want them for the big corporations that want cheap labor.

One thing is clear though, very few of them are truly concerned about the security of our borders and could care less about the Americans that are loosing their jobs to cheap labor.



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