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An Arizona sheriff has firmly vowed to enforce the law after an illegal immigrant savagely attacked a female border patrol agent.
According to Fox News, Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said that if the federal government chooses to not prosecute the attacker, his office will take charge of the case.
“If the U.S. Attorney declines prosecution, we will pursue charges at the local (county) level,” Dannels said in a text message.
Dannels’s statement comes following an incident in the early hours of Saturday morning when a female agent assigned to the Tuscon Sector was assaulted by an illegal immigrant she was arresting.
The incident highlighted once again the problems at the southern border, with GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas taking to Twitter to say, “It’s time to end this. I will not tolerate a @HouseGOP that does not end this. We have the power.”
This comes amid an increase in violence along the southern border, as the Biden administration’s open borders policy allows illegal immigrants to stream into the country, including people who are on the terror watchlist.
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