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The National Border Patrol Council, the same group that recently endorsed Donald Trump for president, has come out swinging against President Obama’s immigration policies. In a recent letter, Brandon Judd, president of the American Federation of Government Employees National Border Patrol Council, states that last August he and two other agents personally discussed concerns with the Obama Administration’s “catch and release” policy with Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
The meeting with Mayorkas confirmed what many have feared all along — that the Obama Administration does not intend to actually remove illegal immigrants. According to the letter, Mayorkas told the agents, “Why would we NTA [issue a Notice to Appear to] those we have no intention of deporting? We should not place someone in deportation proceedings, when the courts already have a 3-6 year backlog.”
Judd’s letter decries the Obama Administration’s refusal to enforce current laws, a refusal which only encourages more illegal immigration. According to Judd, “Rather than take the steps necessary to end the border surge, the Obama Administration is encouraging more to come by forcing Border Patrol agents to release unlawful immigrants into the United States with no intention of ever removing them.”
In 2015, 331,000 illegals were caught by the Border Patrol, down from 480,000 the year before. Local Border Patrol Council president Chris Cabrera insists this is because agents are being forced to “babysit” large groups of illegals instead of actually covering the areas they are supposed to be covering. The result? Even more illegal immigrants who never get caught.
What happens to the ones who are caught? Cabrera says, “What they are doing is like a backdoor amnesty or an amnesty through policy. They can’t get everybody in the right way so they are just going to release everybody on their own recognizance pending a court date that hasn’t been set, knowing that over 85 percent of the people don’t show up for the court date.”
Meanwhile, according to Breitbart News, the radical leftist group Not1More has organized to try and to get the National Border Patrol Council, a union organization that represents 80 percent of Border Patrol agents, kicked out of the AFL-CIO for their unprecedented endorsement of the one person they believe can actually fix the problem, Donald Trump.
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