Border Patrol Agents Speak Out About Who They Are Supporting For President
Just weeks after the president of the National Border Patrol Council testified before the House Judiciary Committee in Washington DC. describing the Obama administration’s immigration policies as effectively ordering border agents to “stand down,” Donald Trump has received the high praise for his support of the agents.
Brandon Judd told lawmakers there is essentially no security at the U.S. Southern Border as agents are instructed to release illegal immigrants and no longer require them to appear at deportation hearings. Further, under the Obama policies, released illegals are not to be tracked for purposes of knowing their whereabouts.
“We might as well abolish our immigration laws altogether,” suggested agent Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council.
Now, the largest U.S. Border Patrol union, Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents 18,000 agents, has gone on the record naming Republican candidate Donald Trump as the only one who supports them in their mission of protecting the nation’s border.
Although the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has a longstanding policy of not endorsing candidates, local president Art Del Cueto issued a statement praising Trump, a major coup for the candidate who has made immigration reform, including the construction of a fence along the Mexican border.
The billionaire businessman, who has visited the border and met with agents during his campaign for the Republican nomination for the presidency, issued a copy of the statement from the NBPC that read, in part: “The National Border Patrol Council and Local 2544 are pleased to inform voters that Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our Agents. He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a Secure Border and for this we are grateful.”
Border agents, already facing a daunting task, have been overwhelmed by the masses of illegal immigrants who have flooded into the country as a result of President Obama's executive orders.