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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
  • Armed citizens called ‘patriots’ stir emotions in the Rio Grande Valley

    Sept. 21–CAMERON COUNTY — One recent evening, the sound of a rapid succession of gunshots echoed across a freshly shorn field of cotton near the Rio Grande and carried into the home of Pamela Taylor, who sat on her couch, smiling. The gunfire came from some heavily armed civilians who call themselves “American... Read More
  • BRIEF: Alleged government border agent expresses support for armed civilians

    Sept. 21–Some Rio Grande Valley landowners are pleased to see armed civilians on the lookout for immigrants trying to sneak into the country. Others aren’t convinced and think the self-proclaimed Patriots could be dangerous and interfere with the thousands of federal border agents, state troopers and National Guardsmen already... Read More
  • BRIEF: Off-duty Alamogordo Border Patrol agent arrested

    Sept. 21–SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police Department officers arrested an off-duty Alamogordo Border Patrol agent for allegedly assaulting a woman Friday night, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release. According to the release, U.S. Border Patrol agents restrained the off-duty Border Patrol agent then... Read More
  • BRIEF: 11 people seized by Border Patrol in Manalapan

    Sept. 22–Ten adults and one child were taken into custody by Border Patrol agents this morning in Manalapan in the Boynton Inlet at 2 a.m., authorities said. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol agents are still patrolling the area, PBSO spokesperson Eric Davis said. The incident took place near the 1800... Read More
  • 10 migrants come ashore in Manalapan; Haitian activist anticipates more

    Sept. 23–Ten people from four different countries were in federal custody after a suspected human-smuggling boat arrived on shore of the wealthy town of Manalapan early Monday, according to border authorities. The migrants, none of whom had any documentation to enter the U.S. legally, included two Cubans, two Jamaicans, five... Read More
  • LD4 Senate candidates differ on Medicaid, border security

    Sept. 24–Voters in District 4 will choose between a Democrat and a Tea Party Republican who both have a defensive strategy for governing. As assistant minority leader, incumbent Lynne Pancrazi has spent most of her time last session fighting to get Democrats’ bills heard and trying to kill what she called bad bills. She... Read More
  • Customs returning to airport

    Sept. 24–Customs inspections are slated to return to the Dona Ana County International Jetport in November, allowing the airport to live up to the “international” in its name and likely boosting air traffic. The small airport anchoring New Mexico’s Santa Teresa industrial development — rechristened an... Read More
  • 1st lawsuit filed over immigration law enforcement

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Mexican woman who claims her five-day detention at a federal immigration office was an illegal arrest filed the first lawsuit challenging enforcement of Arizona’s landmark immigration enforcement law.Opponents of the 2010 law have already filed lawsuits that questioned the constitutionality of the law’s... Read More
  • Border agent charged with assault of migrant teen

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent stationed in Nogales, Arizona, is facing a charge of aggravated assault in an incident involving a 15-year-old migrant boy.Aldo Arteaga surrendered to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday after an internal affairs investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the... Read More
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RELOCATION PROGRAMS WILL OPEN TO ALL BORDER PATROL AGENTS RESULTING IN INCREASED MOBILITY AND BETTER MORALE

We are pleased to inform you that the Union and Management have agreed to open up two relocation programs. These two programs could start as early as next month.  They are the Voluntary Relocation Program (which originally expired on April 29, 2014) and a new program that will be called the Relocation Opportunity Bulletin (ROB).  

The main difference is that the VRP is a funded program that pays agents to move, whereas the ROB is non-funded and agents will be required to fund their own moves. The ROB will be in place for two years, after which, the NBPC will be able to evaluate and renegotiate if necessary.  The ROB will expire on September 30, 2016. The VRP requires Congressional approval, which the Union and the Agency are currently seeking.  We hope to have a quick resolution to the approval issue so that both programs will move forward expeditiously.  

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Body Cameras Another Bad Idea from Washington

Commissioner Kerlikowske announced a pilot project last week that could ultimately lead to a requirement that Border Patrol agents wear body cameras. We are opposed to this ill-conceived, politically motivated idea. Our concerns are numerous.

First, trust and respect matter. It was disturbing that the new Commissioner chose to unveil this news in front of an audience of activists who openly advocate against Border Patrol agents and criticize our every action. Not only has he chosen not to sit down with us to discuss this, he failed to mention this change in policy in an interview he did earlier that morning with NBPC Vice President Shawn Moran. This is hardly the best way to establish a respectful relationship with the men and women who protect our borders.

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Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act

Attached is the current version of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act (S. 1691), which was passed by the Senate on September 18, 2014.  

Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act

We have also attached a document which provides an English language breakdown of the bill, the hearings, and amendments.

Breakdown of S. 1691, Hearings, and Amendments

The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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.”

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  2. Not Enough Money For Enforcement, But Plenty For Art
  3. NBPC Rocking Documentary Promo
  4. Border Patrol Needs Full Staffing Not National Guard
  5. Sign-Up Forms For Lawsuits
  6. Obama administration’s release of illegal immigrants unlawful, audit finds
  7. State of the Union Podcast Episode 14
  8. Secure Borders: Take 100,002,032

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  • Pennsylvania State Police (PA)

    Oct 1, 2014 | 09:17 am

    Pennsylvania State Police (PA) Trooper David Kedra was accidentally shot and killed while participating in a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex, in Plymouth Township, at approximately 4:45 pm.During the...

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