For Immediate Release
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After careful consideration of all the factors involved, the National Border Patrol Council has called for and local 2455 has agreed to pull out of all events involving Donald Trump.
Trump’s comments deriding the military service of our friend John McCain are disrespectful not just to the Senator but to all veterans, many of whom serve as Border Patrol agents.
The National Border Patrol Council does not condone corruption by Border Patrol agents nor the abuse of illegal aliens. Those who commit these crimes do not deserve to have the honor of being U.S. Border Patrol agents.
In typical Customs and Border Protection fashion however, they are throwing numbers at a problem by calling for the hiring of 350 Internal Affairs investigators. The National Border Patrol Council sees this recommendation as premature and calls on CBP to review its internal investigation capabilities. Overlapping areas of responsibility need to be eliminated, integrity issues amongst investigators eliminated, and clear, concise guidance given to all employees on how investigations will be used.
As uncomfortable as it is for some activist groups to admit, the U.S. border with Mexico is not secure. Daily our agents risk their lives to keep violent people, dangerous drugs, and potential terrorists from entering our nation and causing harm to our citizens.
But instead of engaging in a meaningful debate, some immigration activists choose to attack Border Patrol agents for speaking the truth. Rather than discussing the challenges of border security and immigration reform, the Center for New Community decided to attack our organization.
Javier Vega Jr. made the ultimate sacrifice upholding his oath to serve and protect.
(Washington, DC) May 13, 2015
As our nation’s law enforcement officers gather this week in Washington, D.C., to honor their 127 brothers and sisters who fell in the line of duty in 2014, there will be one name missing from the stone walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial. That name is Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr.