January 27th, 2011
You Can’t Work for La Migra if You Think for Yourself

One of our faithful readers, Linda Cuellar, sent us this incredible story reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

A Border Patrol agent was fired for voicing his opinion on the federal drug and immigration policies.  Apparently if you work for La Migra you’re not allowed to think. The story appeared in a blog called Brainstorm, by Mark Bauerlein, a professor at Emory University.

A complaint was filed in a Texas district court by Bryan Gonzalez, a Border Patrol agent who was fired after he had a conversation with another agent and voiced his opinions about current drug-war policy regarding Mexico. Gonzalez had received strong evaluations previously, and there was no prior indication of poor performance or insubordination.

His sin? To think and state that the drug problem in America was caused by American consumption, and that immigrants come to America because they can’t find jobs at home. The case is pending; you can read Bauerlein’s post with details of the alleged conversation HERE.

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2 thoughts on “You Can’t Work for La Migra if You Think for Yourself

  1. Sometimes you have to look at the world realistically, not in absolutes.

    Recognizing that there is a problem with the system doesn’t make you a “sympathizer”. It means that you recognize that it needs to be fixed because IT IS BROKEN!!!

    When you have bureaucracy within an organization, you have dehumanization. Unfortunately it has spilled into the blind follower’s minds and attitudes which are displayed by the previous poster.

  2. I’m pretty sure that there is more to this story than is being revealed in this article. In any case, Gonzalez sounds like a sympathizer who would probably allow anbody and anything to pass through the area that he is paid to protect. Good riddance Bryan!

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