Unstructured Podcast – Episode 133 – Jason Piccolo discusses immigration and the border
Jason Piccolo served in the United States Army from the rank of Private to Captain. His service period including a tour in Iraq in 2006, to support the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Arabian Peninsula as their Anti-Terrorism Officer. Jason left the military service in 2006 as an Infantry Captain after having served in both the active and reserve components since 1993.
Piccolo would shift careers in 2000 when he moved into federal law enforcement, where he began working as a Border Patrol Agent on the United States Border. He patrolled the trafficking corridors near the San Diego and Mexico Border. He would then later serve as a Supervisor with the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (otherwise known as ICE).
Where he then went on to disrupt major narco-smuggling organizations, consequently he also landed an assignment to the prestigious White House Security Council's Human Smuggling Cell. Jason's homeland security career would abruptly end when he became a whistle blower in 2015,his disclosure regarded the release of tender age unaccompanied alien children (UAC) to unvetted criminal sponsors, which also included sex offenders. Senator Chuck Grassley then sent a letter to DHS regarding Piccolo’s allegations. As a result of Jason's efforts the DHS made changes to its process and procedures of vetting sponsors.
He also hosts the popular podcast “The Protectors ” where he shares the true life stories of the people who lived lives of law enforcement, serving in the military and our first responders. Our Nation’s “Protectors” AND those who support them. He tells the stories Protectors, for only they choose to run toward danger, they are the ones that put their lives on the line to keep us all safe; here and abroad.