Jason’s Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): This book is my view from the ground; from my point of view working the southwest border to the interior of the United States to the Washington, D.C. bureaucracy to input from colleagues with “boots on the ground” knowledge. This book details my background in the U.S. military and in federal law enforcement. It is a snapshot of my almost twenty years in law enforcement and my years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Iraq.
With the border of the United States experiencing an unprecedented surge of human and drug traffic flowing north from Mexico, the media continuously called on me to discuss breaking stories. This second edition provides an updated assessment of the U.S. border through my experiences as a Border Patrol Agent and Special Agent as well as my views as a Supervisor in the interior of the United States to working as ICE headquarters’ staff in Washington, D.C.