9 Democrat’s Son in Prison for Smuggling Illegal Aliens
I wonder why the MSM didn't tell us about this???
Democrat’s Son in Prison for Smuggling Illegal Aliens
The son of Rep. Allen Boyd (D.-Fla.) is in prison for smuggling illegal aliens
across the Mexican border, calling into question Boyd’s commitment to
securing borders and voting on immigration legislation in the House.
The congressman’s son, John Boyd, is currently in federal prison
after pleading guilty to the felony charge of conspiracy to transport
and harbor illegal aliens for profit. Boyd charged the four illegal
aliens $3,000 each—$12,000 total—“to be smuggled into the United States
and transported to their final destination.”
According to the Bureau of Prisons, John Boyd is in the Federal
Correction Institution, a medium security prison in Yazoo City, Miss. He
is serving a 30-month sentence.
Speaking of Boyd's father, Congressman Allen Boyd, Steve Camarota of the Center for www.humanevents.com/search.php?topic_name=Immigration Studies, said that, “given that he has a weak record on enforcement and
his son is explicitly an alien smuggler and serving time for that, it
is reasonable to wonder about his commitment to securing our borders and
enforcing our laws.”
Until recently, Boyd was one of two Democrats on the Congressional
Immigration Reform Caucus, but he is no longer a member of the caucus.
NumbersUSA grades every Member of Congress based on votes on
immigration issues. The group gave Boyd a C+ on reducing illegal
immigration at the borders, and a D+ overall for this term.
John Boyd was caught at a United States Border Patrol Checkpoint in
Arizona in September 2008 with four illegal immigrants in his white Ford
pickup truck. According to the federal criminal complaint, “the four
individuals all admitted that they were not citizens or nationals of the
United States and that they did not have permission to be in the United
Two of the illegals were material witnesses against Boyd. However,
the U.S. Attorney's office told Human Events that, "we do not grant
asylum" in exchange for cooperation with the prosecution. All four
illegal aliens were "processed accordingly" and "sent back to Mexico."
Boyd used a 6 year old girl (unrelated to him) as a decoy to appear
as a family man in a failed attempt to get past the border patrol
without being checked. "Inside the truck Agents found an unaccompanied 6
year old female juvenile in the passenger seat who was not wearing a
seatbelt," stated the complaint.
The four aliens had walked through the desert, spent two days in a
trailer, and then were picked up by Boyd who attempted to smuggle them
past the border checkpoint. He was caught when border inspection agents
found two aliens “laying on the floorboard behind the front seat” and
two others “hiding under the piece of plywood in the bed of the truck.”
At a second checkpoint, border agents found in Boyd’s truck a “Beretta
22LR pistol loaded with eight rounds of ammunition and a spare magazine
loaded with eight rounds of ammunition in a suitcase in the bed of the
truck.” Boyd was also in possession of “several rocks of crystal
methamphetamine, four opened syringes, a spoon with white residue and
burn marks on the bottom and three knives.”
After his son’s arrest, Congressman Boyd did not call for stronger border security, nor
use his position to push for illegal immigration control measures. Instead, he
said the federal crime was “a family matter that my family and I will be
dealing with privately.”