“Sanctuary Cities” Zealot Considered for New Head of Border Patrol

Just when you thought Obama’s Open Borders policy couldn’t get any worse, news has surfaced that an illegal alien activist is being considered as the new head of the Border Patrol.

Sources say Heather Fong, a former police chief in San Francisco, is under strong consideration for the job as the top border security officer.heather fong

As police chief, Heather Fong shielded illegal immigrants, including aliens who committed crimes, from deportation. In contrast, it is the job of the U.S. Border Patrol to catch and deport all illegal immigrants, including those with a criminal history.

Fong would be an unorthodox choice to say the least:

Fong is currently an assistant secretary for state and local law enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security. If tapped, she would be the first outsider to lead the Border Patrol in its 90-year history.

And Border Patrol agents are not enthused:

“The appointment of Heather Fong would prove that the Border Patrol is no longer the enforcement agency that Congress and the American public intended it to be,” according to a statement released by Brandon Judd, head of the agents’ union.

“Heather Fong oversaw a sanctuary city, which is directly contrary to our mission. Her appointment would be for political purposes and the trust of the men and woman of the Border Patrol in DHS and CBP leadership would be lost.”

Fong’s tenure as top cop in the city by the bay showed her single-minded commitment to allowing illegal aliens to run roughshod over the law.

During her five years as the chief of SFPD, Fong refused to cooperate with ICE, telling reporters in November 2008, “We do not cooperate with ICE when they go out for enforcement of immigration violations of the law.”

A few months earlier, she appeared in a public service campaign telling illegal immigrants they’re welcome in the city. In promoting San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy on TV, radio, posters and brochures in five languages, Fong said illegal immigrants had nothing to fear under her watch. “San Francisco is committed to providing safe access to public services to our communities,” she said.

In a news conference unveiling the campaign, she told reporters, “We do not work on enforcing immigration laws.”

Thanks to Fong’s lack of enforcement, an illegal alien shot and killed Kate Steinle earlier this year.