The National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents more than 16,500 Border Patrol agents, calls on Washington politicians to stop playing games with the financial security of agents.
Politicians are quick to declare their support for the Border Patrol, said Brandon Judd, the union’s president. “But don’t just tell us you support agents,” he said. “Now is the time to show us. We demand that Congress fund the Border Patrol regardless of their disagreements with the White House over immigration policy.”
Lawmakers need to protect those who protect our nation, Judd said.
The National Border Patrol Council commends Sen. Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, for spending the day talking with Border Patrol agents about our nation’s security.
Last month, the House of Representatives sought to push through legislation that would have done little to secure our borders. At that time NBPC President Brandon Judd invited members of Congress to visit the Southwest border to hear from agents on what can and must be done to protect our nation.
The primary responsibility of Border Patrol agents is to enforce our immigration laws and protect our borders from those that intend to do our nation harm. Unfortunately, instead of supporting our agents, this administration has decided it is more important to find new ways to solicit complaints and invite ridicule against them.
The National Border Patrol Council is dismayed and disappointed that the administration continues to focus on supporting the agendas of extreme pro-illegal immigration groups instead of advocating for additional resources and training for agents and quick implication of a fair compensation system.
After careful review the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents over 16,500 Border Patrol agents, has concluded that H.R. 399 will do very little to secure the border and is a missed opportunity for Congress to meaningfully address border security. Because of this, Border Patrol agents are advocating that members of Congress vote no on the legislation when it is considered in the House next week.