Doug Sullivan has served as a Mexico-U.S. border patrol agent and at one time was the resident agent in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Dalton.
Today, his son follows in his footsteps, serving as a border patrol agent in an undisclosed location.
“Someone had asked about the advisability of taking a mission team down to Mexico to build a church, whether it was safe of not,” he said. “My son told them very few agents with Hispanic names go below the border, and no white agents do.”
Tensions along the border have intensified, most recently when an ICE agent was killed and another injured on Tuesday in Mexico. Sullivan said the violence — and the condition of the American economy — is causing more states to consider stricter enforcement of immigration laws already on the books.
“People sense with this economy there are a lot of jobs (Americans) can be doing,” he said, “and people are sick and tired of supporting people who shouldn’t be here. Yeah, I think there might be some changes.”
Source: Mark Millican for Dalton Now.
Doug Sullivan has served as a Mexico-U.S. border patrol agent and at one time…
by Tactical-Life.com / Feb 18, 2011