In this week’s show – Art and Chris share the news of a Border Patrol agent serving in the El Paso Sector that was kidnapped and brutally assaulted, according to information that was provided by Breitbart Texas. The guys share their disappointment that the information was provided by the media and not by CBP officials. Is it the responsibility of the officials at CBP to inform the sectors and agents of this situation, as well as the public, when this information becomes public?
Well-respected Tucson KVOA reporter Lupita Murillo interviews Art on this story and in turn spends time talking with Chris and Art about living in Texas, growing up in the southwest and reporting on border issues.
While border crossing numbers are beginning to slowly increase, the guys share some numbers on the “catch and release” program that continues to this day. BP agents at the Ajo Station get some major props for the conditions they work in, as well as the excellent work that they do. Should CBP take a look at the hardships for agents at certain stations?
Art and Chris also call for permanent positions from the Administration to effectively manage CBP.