Influx of Dreamers - Hope and Change

  • Beaumont Catholics sending money, clothing to border children

    July 24–The Diocese of Beaumont will respond to the thousands of children from Central America crossing from Mexico into Texas by donating the contents of the collection plates from each of its 60 parishes and missions this weekend to Catholic Charities USA, Bishop Curtis Guillory said Thursday. The main Catholic Charities... Read More
  • Martinez drives licenses into race with King

    July 26–For Gov. Susana Martinez’s re-election campaign, the debate over border security and the surge of Central American immigrants into the U.S. apparently means this: It’s time to remind voters of her long-running objection to New Mexico issuing driver’s licenses to people in the country illegally. Highlighting... Read More
  • OPD captain retires after 37 years of service

    July 26–Odessa Police Department Captain J.D. Echols, one of the founders of the Permian Basin Auto Theft Task Force, is retiring after 37 years of service. Friday was his last day. Growing up in the Texas Panhandle, Echols was first introduced to law enforcement through his Sunday school teacher, a highway patrolman.... Read More
  • Part of surge across U.S. border, girl travels from Guatemala to Maryland

    July 26–Surrounded by strangers in a dusty border town just south of the United States, 17-year-old Hilda Lopez bowed her head to pray — a rare moment of peace in a journey that had allowed little time for reflection. Since leaving Guatemala three weeks earlier, she had entered Mexico on foot, traveled day and night in a truck... Read More
  • Honduran family again follows path to S.A.

    July 27–Afraid for her son’s life as Honduran gangs tried to recruit him, Lesly Cabrera called a distant relative in San Antonio this spring, asking if they could come live with her. To Cabrera’s relief, Elizabeth Resendiz told her and her 16-year-old son to leave Honduras and come to Texas as quickly as possible. So... Read More
  • Proposed shelter for immigrant kids could swell border town

    July 27–CLINT — A New York-based company has proposed building a 3,500-bed shelter just outside the boundary of this bucolic farming town to house unaccompanied children caught crossing the border illegally. If the project goes ahead, the so-called “Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge” would become the largest... Read More
  • White House working on plan to expand immigrant rights

    WASHINGTON _ Even as President Barack Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks. Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama’s move would... Read More
  • House Republicans unveil plan to deal with border crisis

    A member of the U.S. Border Patrol watched the border line between El Paso, Tex., and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico on Tuesday. (Jesus Alcazar/AFP/Getty Images)Updated 11:03 a.m.House Republicans began coalescing Wednesday around a new set of proposals to address the influx of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border that mandate deploying... Read More
  • Backers of Border Patrol Pay Overhaul Look to Senate

    Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., on Wednesday said he doubted that a proposal to overhaul the Border Patrol pay system would be added to the House’s supplemental spending bill, but that he hoped the Senate could include it in its emergency spending package."It may well be that it would be attached to the Senate [supplemental] and then... Read More
  • GOP Calls for Troops on Border, Speedier Deportations

    Speaker John A. Boehner’s hand-picked House GOP ”working group” on the border crisis released its recommendations Wednesday.“Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process,” said Texas Rep. Kay Granger, who chaired the group.The task force called... Read More
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A Sincere Thank You to Mercury One

The National Border Patrol Council wishes to thank Glenn Beck and Mercury One for the recent contribution to the Border Patrol Agents Legal Defense and Relief Fund.  Their generous contribution will go towards helping Border Patrol agents in need and the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

We appreciate greatly that Mr. Beck and Mercury One have recognized the hard work and sefless dedication of Border Patrol agents nationwide.  It is good to know that there are those willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with Border Patrol agents and to assist in "Protecting Those Who Protect Our Borders."

Update on TSA Allowing Illegal Aliens to Fly with NTAs

It is our understanding that on July 11, 2014 at 11PM local time, TSA employees at the Laredo International Airport notified Border Patrol agents that they had received an email with instructions to no longer allow illegal aliens to fly commercially using an I-862 as their sole form of identification.  The TSA employees stated that illegal aliens would be allowed to fly using an I-862 accompanied by a foreign passport or foreign ID.

This malfeasance had been occuring for several weeks putting numerous commercial flights at risk.  Only after media attention was brought to bear did the federal government take action to correct it, after it was repeatedly denied by the TSA spokesperson.  As of this posting no one in the federal government has publicly admitted that this was occuring or that the situation has been remedied.

These types of incidents should never happen in the first place.  TSA exists because in 2001, 19 people exploited our immigration system and then brought terror to American cities via our commercial transportation system.  Those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. 

NBPC Statement on TSA Allowing Illegal Aliens to Fly

The National Border Patrol Council was recently notified that as recently as July 9, 2014, illegal aliens, who had been processed by Border Patrol agents in the Laredo Sector, were released with an I-862, Notice to Appear, and used that document as identification to board commercial aircraft at Laredo International Airport.


Mexican law enforcement helicopter fires at US agents

WASHINGTON _ A Mexican law enforcement helicopter crossed over into U.S. airspace and fired two shots near U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.

The incident prompted a quick apology from Mexican authorities in what is the second incursion this year of Mexican forces into U.S. territory, officials said.


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  3. Border Patrol Agent Killed in Rollover Accident
  4. BPA Reform Act Mark-Up Cancelled
  5. 5 Minute CBA Training: Article 1
  6. State of the Union Podcast - Episode 10
  7. NBPC Statement on American Immigration Council Study
  8. BP Pay Reform Scheduled for Markup in Senate Homeland Security and Gov Affairs Committee

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ODMP Notifications

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    Jul 19, 2014 | 18:26 pm

    Orange Police Department (CT) K9 Major was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle as his handler assisted a disabled motorist on Route 34, near Sodom Lane.Major had graduated from the Connecticut State Police...


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