As President of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents over 16,500 Border Patrol Agents, I take issue with the editorial published April 5th in reaction to the union’s endorsement of Donald Trump.
As someone who has been involved in border protection for over 18 years, I can tell you the border is not secure and the situation is getting worse. Apprehensions are only one factor that needs to be considered. The fact that the editorial board chose to cherry pick one statistic is not only inaccurate - it is bad journalism.
The National Border Patrol Council is the official organization representing our nation’s Border Patrol Agents. We represent 16,500 agents who selflessly serve this country in an environment where our own political leaders try to keep us from doing our jobs.
The NBPC has had a longstanding practice of not endorsing presidential candidates in the primaries. We will not, however, shy away from voicing our opinions as it pertains to border security and the men and women of the United States Border Patrol. As such, we are breaking with our past practice and giving our first-ever endorsement in a presidential primary. We think it is that important: if we do not secure our borders, American communities will continue to suffer at the hands of gangs, cartels and violent criminals preying on the innocent. The lives and security of the American people are at stake, and the National Border Patrol Council will not sit on the sidelines.
This week the show starts off with rare praise from Thane Gallagher and the recipient is OFO! Check the temperature in Hades!
Shawn Moran announces that The Green Line may soon be available on AM radio in Tucson, AZ. Stay tuned for more details.
Shawn and Thane discuss the press conference hosted by Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, AZ in which he lends support to Border Patrol agents and calls out the Commissioner for his recent disparaging testimony.
Sheriffs Babeu and Dannels join us on the telephone to dive deeper into why they are supporting the National Border Patrol Council.
Lawsuits over crosses on police vehicles, more protests of CBP recruiting events, and one of the strangest termination cases you will ever hear.
All of these topics and more on Episode 68 of The Green Line.
1:22 Welcome message. 584 days since the murder of BPA Javier Vega
3:08 Thane praises OFO
4:52 Shawn forgets his material and Thane shares on his emotional well-being
9:54 Social Media Recap
13:32 The mystique that is Thane
14:36 The Green Line coming to the radio airwaves soon in Tucson
16:00 Sheriff Paul Babeu holds press conference to support BP agents
21:18 AT&T Cell Phone Plan Put on Hold
25:22 Commercial break
34:00 Interview with Sheriff Paul Babeu
49:00 Interview with Sheriff Mark Dannels
1:00:06 Brewster County Sheriff being sued by PAs over cross decal on patrol vehicles
1:05:48 Pennsylvania colleges protest CBP participation in job fairs, CBP folds
1:11:19 Agent from Falfurrias fired for conduct unbecoming
1:17:40 Retweet from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego
1:27:05 New contest: Best voicemails left for the show 855-278-6466 ext 820
American’s Safety Not Obama’s Priority
A man suspected of killing five people across Kansas and Missouri was arrested early Wednesday morning after an extensive manhunt.
Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino is a Mexican citizen in the US illegally. Even if this man was caught prior to the crimes, he would have been released under President Obama’s Priority Enforcement guidelines. That means this criminal was free to roam our streets, and not until he committed the heinous murders of five people, would he have been a candidate for deportation.
In a cruel twist, ICE issued a detainer for Serrano-Vitorino but sent it to the wrong jurisdiction. That being said, Serrano-Vitorino would have been released without so much as a Notice to Appear, due to the constraints of the Priority Enforcement Program.