Katie Pavlich

Last weekend Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega was shot and killed by two illegal immigrants while fishing off duty with his parents, wife and children in Santa Monica, Texas. Last night on the Kelly File, National Border Patrol Council Vice President Chris Cabrera, who works in the Rio Grande Valley, explained that the border is anything but secure and that in fact it has become more dangerous.

"We hear a lot on TV that the border is secure, that the border is safer and that couldn't be any farther from being true. It seems to be getting more and more dangerous as the days go by," Cabrera said. "It seems with all of this talk about amnesty or comprehensive immigration reform, getting [legislation] through people seem to be more and more desperate to get into this country."

When asked about the illegal status of the men charged with murdering Vega, Cabrera said he isn't surprised.

"Unfortunately it's not surprising to me, the laws that we have on the books aren't enforced the way that they need to be. The time served, the detention time that they're giving is often very short," he said. "It's frustrating to see and then when something like this happens, whether or not it's a Border Patrol agent that gets killed, there's multiple people killed everyday, some of them by illegals and it's just frustrating."


A memorial fund has been set up for Agent Vega's family. Funds can be donated here.

Katie Pavlich

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