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  • Obama administration’s release of illegal immigrants unlawful, audit finds

    Washington Times By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The Obama administration violated the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants last February, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, according to an internal audit released Tuesday that blamed the problem on poor planning and bad leadership from Washington. Compounding matters, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) gave bad information to Congress about the releases, initially blaming the looming budget Read More
  • The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif., John Hunneman column

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  • WSU printmaking professor merges his heritage with art

    Sept. 06–Humberto Saenz uses the art of printmaking to illustrate his Mexican heritage and the conclusions that he has drawn about immigration, which are poignantly communicated through his art. His goal is to make one view the issue in a whole different light. “My art aims to empower the viewer with knowledge about... Read More
  • EDITORIAL: Obama shows how to stop immigration reform

    Sept. 09–We’ve seen many political figures contort their words and parse their actions. Comes with the territory. So we’re not 100 percent shocked by President Barack Obama’s decision to delay taking executive action on immigration. Not shocked, but mystified by his politically self-destructive approach, which... Read More
  • I-5 caravan through Whatcom County honors sacrifice of 9/11

    Sept. 09–A caravan of motorcycles and emergency vehicles — including law-enforcement officers and firefighters from Whatcom County — is heading from Anacortes north to the Canadian border on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 11, as part of an international recognition of the terrorist attacks of 2001. The parade to honor... Read More
  • Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson: ‘Worst is over for now’ on border crisis

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Monday that the “worst is over for now” in the immigration crisis along the southern border as the number of unaccompanied children apprehended entering the United States illegally dropped in August to its lowest level in 1 1/2 years.A total of 3,141 children were detained by Border Patrol... Read More
  • EDITORIAL: Congress, vacation’s over

    Sept. 06–For many of us, September brings renewed optimism and a return to productivity. What does it mean in Washington? Through a summer of political and global crises, we’ve looked for congressional action and presidential involvement — and looked and looked and looked. Certainly we’ve heard a lot, including the... Read More
  • BRIEF: Border Patrol agents arrest two for allegedly crossing border illegally

    Sept. 09–RANGELEY, Maine — Two men were arrested on Sunday for allegedly entering the United States illegally from Quebec, officials said. According to a statement from the U.S. Border Patrol, a 44-year-old man from Lebanon and a 40-year-old man from the United States were arrested around 2:30 p.m. The men’s names... Read More
  • BRIEF: Teen suspected of human smuggling extradited to S.A.

    Sept. 10–SAN ANTONIO — A teenage girl accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase last week while transporting more than a dozen undocumented immigrants is back in San Antonio. Selena Amanda Huitron, 17, faces three counts of aggravated assault of a public servant and one count of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.... Read More
  • On Mexican border, more ‘guards’ increase danger

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News Observer on Tuesday, Sept. 9: ___ Illegal immigration is a growing problem in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas officials say, but there’s another growing problem: a confusing and potentially hazardous influx of multiple kinds of guards and agents and civilian militia members all... Read More
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National Border Patrol Council Praises the Senate Passage of Pay Reform

As the threat from ISIS increases the U.S. Senate has taken steps to increase border and cybersecurity. The passage of S. 2354 - DHS Cybersecurity Workforce Recruitment and Retention Act of 2014 increases resources to protect our nation from cyber attacks and from dangerous individuals, cartels and terrorists attempting to cross our borders.

Brandon Judd, NBPC National President, praised the Senate for passing this important legislation. “The men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol would like to thank Senator McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) for their tireless efforts. We are honored to have worked with these longtime friends and advocates of Border Patrol agents, our nation’s first line of defense.”

Judd said the legislation makes our nation safer. “It effectively puts another 1,500 highly trained agents on the border while saving taxpayers $100 million a year. Given the crisis in the Middle East, it is critical that we secure our borders, and we simply cannot do it without the passage of this legislation.”

“It is now time for the House of Representatives to act,” he added. “As the ISIS threat grows, we have less manpower on the border today than we did two years ago. Potentially adding another 1,500 highly trained and motivated Agents will make a huge difference. The House of Representatives is in session only one more week before they recess. The question my Agents keep asking themselves is will they act.”

Border Patrol Pay Reform Act Passes Senate

The National Border Patrol Council would like to thank Senators Tester and McCain for reaching across the aisle and sponsoring the bipartisan Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act. The BPAPRA was combined with the Cybersecurity Authorization today and it passed the Senate. It has now been sent to the House for consideration. We still have a lot of work to do. This is not a done deal yet.

We are grateful for the elected representatives and their staffs who put so much work into getting this through the Senate. Along with Senators Tester and McCain, we would also like to recognize and thank Senators Cornyn, Heitkamp, Ayotte and Flake for co-sponsorsing this important legislation.

Not Enough Money For Enforcement, But Plenty For Art

Feds to Spend $500,000 for New Art at Customs and Border Protection Facility in San Diego

For the past few years Customs and Border Protection has seen a marked decrease in budgetary requests and appropriations when it comes to employee salaries.  The start of sequestration saw the first ever across-the-board decrease in the amount of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) for Border Patrol agents.  This cut resulted in a decrease in manpower in the field, equivalent to 1,200 agents, during the shift changes which have always been the most vulnerable times.  


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