Internal training documents used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and shared by a CBP agent reveal that agents are now receiving guidelines instructing them that the overwhelming majority of illegal immigrants in the United States will not now be either detained or deported.
The CBP agent provided exclusive copies of the documents to Breitbart Texas and also agreed to an interview with the news website on the condition of anonymity. The documents show that CBP agents “are now receiving guidelines instructing them that the vast majority of illegal immigrants in the U.S. are off limits to federal agents and are substantially immune to detention and deportation,” the agent told Breitbart.
The documents sort illegal immigrants into three priority groups:
• First, illegal aliens who “pose a threat to national security, border security, or public safety.”
• Second, those who are “misdemeanants and new immigration violators.”
• Third, all other illegal aliens, who are termed as “other immigration violators.”
The documents, in typically disingenuous bureaucratese fashion, maintain that agents should not construe the training as discouraging arrests of illegal immigrants.