By Greg Richter
“Agents are upset, and rightfully so. One of our brothers has been murdered by people that shouldn’t have been in this country in the first place,” National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”
“And it shows that it’s a failure of our immigration system.”
The family was on a fishing trip when the suspects allegedly attempted to rob him.Gustavo Tijerina, 30, and Ismael Hernandez Vallejo, 40, are charged in the killing.Moran said the two had been deported multiple times.
“That’s indicative of what has happened under this administration [and] the previous administration,” he told Van Susteren. “Some of us die doing this job. And now we’re dying … off-duty as well.”
Moran said the government has a “catch-and-release” policy with illegals, and in the last 15 years, every type of border operation has been restricted.
“We have handcuffed the Border Patrol at every turn,” he said.