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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
  • Migrant influx attracts millions of dollars

    Sept. 07–SAN ANTONIO — On a recent morning, laborers put the finishing touches on a vacant 6,400-square-foot facility at St. Anthony Learning Center, a private day care on the South Side. They were preparing the empty building for its new inhabitants: Unaccompanied minors from Central America who have come across the... Read More
  • Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

    RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) — Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent’s challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.Now the thick brush is teeming with hundreds of state troopers,... Read More
  • The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, Calif., John Hunneman column

    Sept. 06–A decision this week to grant parole to the man convicted of killing six people in a horrific crash near Temecula Valley High School in 1992 is being called outrageous by the attorney who prosecuted the case. The California Parole Board granted the petition of Jesus Sandoval Macias, 38, following a hearing Wednesday. Macias... Read More
  • 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
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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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NBPC Rocking Documentary Promo

  

Border Patrol Needs Full Staffing Not National Guard

Pay Reform Bill Will Save Taxpayers Millions and Put More Boots On The Ground

The National Border Patrol Council, the union for Border Patrol Agents, is urging Congress to pass a crucial amendment to H.R. 5230 that will increase border security. 

Council President, Brandon Judd says, “At this time of critical need, we are not fully staffed at the border. Currently, federal restrictions prevent us from doing the job we are trained to do.  We must be able to use the resources we have to fulfill our mission of protecting the borders. The Pay Reform legislation introduced by Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana), Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) gives us the ability to get our full complement of agents in the field.”

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Sign-Up Forms For Lawsuits

Below is a link to the consent and retainer form to be party to a lawsuit that is going to be filed in federal court to recover overtime pay for unpaid work time.

Some Canine Handlers have asked if the claims in the Abad case for non-canine handlers are different and whether they should be in both cases.  If you have been a canine handler the past 3 years and continue to work as such, you only need to be in this case - the Abrego case. This case covers all of the claims being asserted in the Abad case plus claims that are unique to canine handlers such as at-home care.  Both cases cover unpaid pre-shift, post shift and gun cleaning activities. Bottom line: If you have been a canine handler throughout the period for which we are claiming damages, you do not have to join Abad as this case will cover all of your claims.

BPA and K9 Consent-Retainer Form

Letter from NBPC President Judd

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  2. State of the Union Podcast Episode 14
  3. Secure Borders: Take 100,002,032
  4. UPDATE: BPA Javier Vega, Jr. Memorial Fund
  5. Rumor Control
  6. Murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega
  7. Latest Pay Reform Documents
  8. A Sincere Thank You to Mercury One

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ODMP Notifications

  • Monroe County Sheriff's Office (GA)

    Sep 14, 2014 | 17:08 pm

    Monroe County Sheriff's Office (GA) Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris succumbed to a gunshot he suffered the previous day when he and another deputy responded to a call of an armed suicidal man at a home...

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