At a time when a growing number of Americans are becoming more concerned about illegal immigration and border security, wouldn’t it make perfect sense for the government to put a sanctuary city advocate in charge of our border?

When we told them we we care about jobs and the economy, they gave us Obamacare. When we expressed concern about terrorism, they told us climate change was a bigger threat.

Naturally, our concerns about immigration warrant a border chief who doesn’t believe in enforcing immigration law.

William La Jeunesse of FOX News provides this stunning report:

Sources: Vocal supporter of sanctuary cities on short list to be next head of Border Patrol

A former San Francisco police chief and vocal supporter of a sanctuary cities policy is on a short list of candidates to become the new chief of the Border Patrol, according to sources.

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.

“If they bring (a police chief) in for political purposes based on the sanctuary cities model, that politicizes the job and I think it completely undermines credibility and morale in the organization,” House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, told Fox News.

“If you have someone who is advocating for sanctuary cities, that’s the opposite side. They welcome these illegal immigrants to stay in the country. And so I think it’s at cross-purpose with the mission itself.”

Fong, according to Border Patrol, DHS and Capitol Hill sources, is one of several candidates to replace current chief Mike Fischer, who announced his resignation last month.

Here’s a video from Special Report with Bret Baier:

Fong currently serves at the Department of Homeland Security as the Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement.

Since leaving the San Francisco police department, she has also been receiving two considerable pensions which have been the subject of some controversy.

San Francisco Weekly reported in 2011:

Heather Fong’s Pension: $277,656 Per Year

While former Police Chief Heather Fong was about as far from universally popular as you can get, few would question her work ethic.

And yet, no matter how diligently the former chief performed her duties, it’s hard not to drop one’s jaw at the size of the gargantuan lifetime pension payments Fong is earning as a 53-year-old retiree. That was the gist of a story in today’s Chronicle, which claimed the ex-chief is drawing an annual pension of $229,500.

Well, get ready to drop your jaw a little bit more, because the aforementioned number is not accurate. It’s too low. By plenty.

According to the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS), Fong actually earns two city pensions: One of $566 per month for her (brief) time as a miscellaneous-class employee and a second of $22,572 per month for her 30-plus years as a safety worker. Doing the simple math that’s $23,138 per month or $277,656 per year.

Retiring at 53 for over a quarter million a year?

Nice work if you can get it.

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