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NBPC president calls DHS budget “ A Break from Reality”
Cutting 300 Agents Defies Logic

(Feb. 25, 2016) — Americans have been demanding stronger border security for far too long. But at a time of increased threats from ISIS and domestic terrorists, not to mention a flood of unaccompanied minors and family units, the administration’s DHS budget recommendations call for a reduction of 300 agents in FY 2017.

This defies logic, says Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “Only at DHS can it make sense to reduce Border Patrol agents when our nation is facing threats from foreign and domestic terrorists, our communities are battling a heroin epidemic, and drug cartels are getting more violent as they battle to get their dangerous drugs and contraband into our country.

Despite our best efforts to answer questions posed by reporters and the public, our position on Body Worn Cameras has been misunderstood or worse yet misinterpreted to fit a certain narrative.  Several media outlets have incorrectly stated that the National Border Patrol Council opposes body worn cameras. This is simply untrue. 
 
Our position on Body Worn Cameras is the same position we have on any proposed new technology, equipment or program. It requires us to always ask three simple questions:
 

Today, AFGE announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.  It is a decision that will please many of its members, but will displease a lot of Border Patrol agents. 

Leaders of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents more than 16,500 men and women who protect our nation’s borders, expressed their outrage at Quentin Tarantino, who last Saturday joined a New York protest of police brutality and called police “murderers.”

The Hollywood filmmaker’s words and actions are “a disgusting and dangerous insult” to all law enforcement officers, said NBPC president Brandon Judd. The Border Patrol, he pointed out, is one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies.

“We stand strongly in support of our brothers and sisters in uniform who have called for a boycott of Tarantino movies,” Judd said. “His hateful words, spoken just four days after a NYPD officer was gunned down in East Harlem, will only embolden those who would do harm to police officers. Aren’t we a big enough target already?”

The NBPC is proud to join the nation’s five largest police unions, all of which have called for a boycott of Tarantino’s work, including his upcoming movie, “The Hateful Eight.”

Judd said he agrees wholeheartedly with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which issued a statement saying "Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level.”

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