According to the Detroit Free Press story in the title link, the Border patrol agents:
welcome proposals to clamp down on illegal immigration, but they also want a crackdown on employers who hire undocumented immigrants
support President George W. Bush's call to raise the total number of agents protecting the southern border by 6,000 to 18,000
support Thursday's Senate action to extend barriers erected along the border with
and to deploy more vehicles and technologies to frustrate illegal entry Mexico
part ways with Bush on his guest worker program, a centerpiece of the Senate's immigration legislation. And they believe that without cracking down on employers, higher-paying
jobs will remain a magnet for down-and-out people in U.S. Mexico
So there you have it: the professionals who are charged with the duty of securing our border want employers punished for hiring illegal aliens, want more man power, barriers and enforcement technology and are against the guest worker program.
Here are some more quotes:
On the Web site of U.S. Border Patrol Local 2544, the union that represents agents along much of the
border with Arizona , there's contempt for Bush and Democrats as they work on immigration law. Mexico
"Every day that President Bush and the Senate hold real border security hostage to their misguided amnesty program, thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens continue to flood into the country," reads the chapter's home page. "Make no mistake, most of them get by us. We are losing this war, and it's not even close."
"The interior enforcement has taken a backseat to border enforcement. So once they get past the border, they're home free," said Albon. "If they don't have jobs that they can come to, then there's no reason for them to come, and they would stay where they are."