When comes to protection of the borders of the United States, the greatest attention is focused on the southern border with Mexico. But the northern border with Canada is critical as well in terms of preventing illegal immigration and the flow of illegal drugs.
A specific order was issued in the Havre Sector in Montana for agents to stay within one assigned zone and not leave to patrol other zones, even if no agents are assigned to patrol those zones.
The Sector has six Border Patrol stations, and one of those stations has six patrol zones covering 60 linear miles. As a result of the order, 40 miles of border are left uncovered.
When agents were asked to speculate about the motive for the order, they provided two possibilities that are very disturbing. Learn what those motives are on the next page and the reaction of the head of the Border Patrol union to the news.