Shawn Moran, a U.S. Border Patrol agent and vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, claimed that undocumented immigrants were not coming to the U.S. to find work, but rather to "do horrible things."
Over 50,000 undocumented immigrants, mostly children, have entered the U.S. since October 2013.
Two undocumented immigrants were recently charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of off-duty Border Patrol agent Javier Vega in front of his family on Sunday night in Santa Monica, Ca. According to FoxNews.com, unidentified police sources say both suspects have been arrested and deported numerous times.
Moran was interviewed on Fox News (video below) about Vega's murder, but seemed to believe that all undocumented immigrants were coming to the U.S. to do Americans harm, noted Breitbart.com.
“These are not people just coming here to work as the so-called line is fed to us," stated Moran. "These people are coming here to do horrible things. And I think the murder of Agent Vega shows what these people are capable of."
“We're up against close to 50 years of lack of border enforcement by the U.S. government," added Moran. "We have two political parties that are unwilling to take real enforcement action, and we have had two administrations in a row that gutted enforcement actions by the U.S. Border Patrol, by ICE agents, that do not allow us to actually go to do our job. We are handcuffed at every single turn.”
However, according to The Nation, President Obama has deported more undocumented immigrants than other president in U.S. history. That said, Republicans fear President Obama may soon issue an executive order to provide some kind of protection for millions of undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S., reports MSNBC.