Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Budget Resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, (H.Con.Res.71), by a vote of 219-206. Contained within the House Budget Resolution are policy proposals and spending cuts that, if left unchanged, could negatively impact retirement benefits and contribution amounts for current and/or future Border Patrol Agents.
Please see the memo below from Acting Commissioner McAleenan. It details some of the measures being considered in the process to recruit, hire, and train an additional 5000 Border Patrol agents beyong the Congressionally mandated staffing level of 21,370 agents.
President Obama continues to demonstrate that enforcing the law is not his priority. Today NBPC President Brandon Judd testified under oath in front of the House of Representative Judiciary Committee. In his testimony, Judd confirmed the existence of what has become known as “catch and release”. This program directly violates the President’s “Priority Enforcement Guidelines” by refusing to process and deport those who have entered the US illegally after December 31, 2013.