Border Patrol agents were fighting suspected smugglers in San Diego at Imperial Beach, Calif. while a large Mexican crowd cheered and taunted them.
The video begins with an agent kneeling alongside a prone suspect whose hands are cuffed behind his back. The camera then pans to the right, where another agent is using a baton to repel attacks from an aggressive second suspect. The suspect is dressed in a partially unzipped wetsuit and makes repeated lunges at the agent. An enormous audience of onlookers on the Tijuana Beach side of the border fence takes in the action with hoots and hollers, as though watching a sports event. The beleaguered officer is eventually joined by another agent, whom the suspect also begins verbally challenging and lunging at. Finally, a third agent runs up behind the man, as the audience screams out warnings and takes him down.
Rep. Mayra Flores (R-Texas) tweeted the video along with the caption, “Border Patrol Agents assigned to San Diego Sector tackle and arrest suspected smugglers at the border.”
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) August 22, 2022
Flores said that yesterday’s video was only one example of CBP officers’ daily struggles. The administration’s open borders policies have resulted in disrespectful and inappropriate behavior toward law enforcement officers leaving them without support
The Examiner also reached out to Customs and Border Protection for a statement. The Examiner was told that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation.
With the FBI’s involvement, DHS has reopened its scandalous investigation into Texas border officers accused of whipping Haitian migrants. KFOX reports that the FBI is also investigating U.S. Border Patrol Agents.
The FBI Morales told a Border Patrol Agent that he didn’t have to follow instructions on how to enter the United States properly, as he was a citizen.
According to the FBI, Morales pushed and kicked the agent.
Morales was the subject of a federal criminal complaint. The one-count charge of assaulting or resisting certain employees and officers was included in the complaint.
“The men and women of U.S. Border Patrol work tirelessly in order to keep our borders secure,” stated Jeffrey R. Downey, FBI El Paso Special Agent-in-Charge. Our office …” will swiftly address any assaults on Border Patrol agents, or any other federal officers/officers/task force officers.
The legal standing of the men in the video is not known. Border Patrol agents detained over 200 people trying to smuggle across the border in one week.