By Bill Morrow (Flickr: Border Patrol checkpoint) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Criminal aliens assaulted Border Patrol agents 25 times in the month of June, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials reported. Since the beginning of this fiscal year, 583 have faced violence.
Assaults on Border Patrol agents continue at an alarming rate. Year-to-date numbers for Fiscal Year 2017 show an 84 percent increase over the first eight months of the previous year. The report comes at a time where the number of CBP officers being assaulted dropped dramatically over the prior year. Attacks on CBP officers assigned to the Office of Field Operations fell by 31 percent (29 assaults) while Air and Marine Operations officers went down by 47 percent (8 assaults).
On June 10, Breitbart Texas reported on a particularly disturbing assault where an off-duty agent was found along a roadway with serious injuries to his head, chest, and hands. That agent is assigned to the Deming, New Mexico, station in the El Paso Sector.