For Immediate Release
Director - Legislative & Political Affairs Union Representative
Local 1613, NBPC
National Border Patrol Council Endorses Colonel Doug Applegate over Rep. Darrell Issa.
Washington DC (October 15, 2016)
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) in concurrence with Local 1613 are proud to endorse Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress. Over the years we've seen a deterioration in the relationship between Democrats and Republicans and a complete unwillingness to work together for the betterment of this great nation, and we the American Public are the losers. Darrell Issa has been at the forefront of the contention that is Washington D.C., and we believe it is time for a change.
This election, Iraqi War veteran Col. Doug Applegate offers voters an alternative. As a US Marine, Mr. Applegate led our nation's finest and bravest in combat in Ramadi, Baghdad, and Fallujah. Like never before in our history, Congress needs leaders with a willingness to put country ahead of self. Colonel Applegate is such a leader, and the NBPC strongly endorses his candidacy for Congress.
There are few issues as important as the security of our borders. The safety of our families and the strength of our economy depend on it. Unfortunately, under this Administration, the trends are alarmingly headed in the wrong direction. According to published reports, interior deportation is at a nine-year low, eight out
of 10 illegals caught at the border are allowed to stay, and barely 51% of those crossing illegally into in the U.S. are arrested.
"No organization understands the challenges of securing the border more than the NBPC. As agents, our members are in a unique position to offer real world solutions," stated NBPC President Brandon Judd. " We look forward to working with Col. Applegate to secure the border and keep our nation safe and secure."
"It is time to move past the deadlock and bitter partisanship that has made Washington ineffective," stated Judd. "Our nation is great, because, in our darkest times, leaders have emerged and led us back to the promise that is America. Now is that time, and we believe Col. Applegate is that right choice and strongly endorse his candidacy."