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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