One of the captured illegal aliens who was apprehended during a firefight that claimed the life of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was also shot, and has a rap sheet with a conviction for the assault of a police officer.
“The Border Patrol said that Manuel Arianes, a.k.a. Manuel Arellanes Osorio, was wounded in the gunfight. Arianes, 34, and a Mexican national, was convicted in Maricopa County Superior Court in 2006 for aggravated assault on a police officer, and had been deported to Mexico twice, according to sources familiar with his case,” Arizona’s The Republic reported.
Other border activists are telling reporters that while this event is tragic, until border security is seriously addressed the mayhem will continue.
“The fact that a twice deported dangerous Mexican criminal alien was able to violate our borders once again and participate in a deadly ambush on U.S. Border agents highlights just how unsecured our southern border really is, especially in the Tucson Sector in Arizona. It is long overdue to deploy American troops to that region to quell the foreign violence that occurs regularly now deep inside out borders,” says Jeff Schwilk leader of the San Diego Minutemen.
In response to the latest BP murder, Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona governor, Janet Napolitano is expected to tour the border region where Terry was murdered.
While this visit may reassure Washington D.C. insiders, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says he is tired of the political correctness response and lack of action from DHS.
“We’ve heard nothing but the border is more secure than ever and unprecedented resources (have been allocated). Enough of this nonsense and political speak, we’ve got to secure the border once and for all,” Babeu said.
Communications between law enforcement leaders in Arizona has been tense in the past and most admit there is no communication with DHS. “She (Napolitano) won’t even speak to me because we have a difference of opinion,” Babeu finished.
These bandits are the lowest of the low criminals and continue to prey on an illegal industry that continues to operate without impunity. Until the 2,000-mile porous U.S. border is secured, law enforcement and residents will continue to be in danger.
Border Patrol Agent Terry died shortly after he was shot in a remote and rugged area near Rio Rico, just north of Nogales. There is no information about the other three suspects being held for this incident. Check back for updates about this story.
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