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
  • 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
  • Supplementals Take Shape, Diverge on Guard’s Role

    Lawmakers in both chambers have sketched the main elements of their fiscal 2014 emergency supplemental spending measures. They diverge on a number of issues, notably including the National Guard’s potential role in dealing with thousands of child migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico.In neither chamber have leaders released... Read More
  • State Reps. Kacal, Raney and Thompson call for increased security on U.S.-Mexico border

    July 24–State Rep. Kyle Kacal said on Wednesday that suppressing a criminal element from crossing the Mexico border into Texas is the primary concern for Department of Public Safety troopers and the 1,000 National Guard troops deployed last week by Gov. Rick Perry. Kacal and Reps. John Raney and Ed Thompson were getting a tour of... Read More
  • Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America.Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this... Read More
  • EDITORIAL: Don’t leave D.C. without border plan

    July 24–More than two weeks after President Barack Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the “urgent humanitarian situation” on the Texas-Mexico border, House Republicans have put forth their own set of proposed solutions to a flood of illegal immigrants. Fort Worth Rep. Kay Granger, who leads the House... Read More
  • Branstad: ‘outlandish’ state wasn’t told about immigrant children

    July 23–DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad said Wednesday it is “outlandish” that undocumented children are being placed in Iowa without any notification to state officials by the federal government. Branstad said he has a lot of questions but no answer from the Obama administration in the wake of revelations this... Read More
  • SBA ombudsman hears El Paso business gripes about fed contracts, loans

    July 24–Carlos Diaz Jr., the owner of an El Paso janitorial service, said the Border Patrol owes his company almost $300,000 in back payments for cleaning his company does under a federal contract. “It’s sucked my cash flow, and messed up my credit,” the owner of Bellamie Inc., told Brian Castro, Small Business... Read More
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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.


Swanton Sector Chief Ignores Safety Concerns

Chief Patrol Agent John Pfeifer is disregarding the exclusive representative of Swanton Sector agents and has let his managers run amuck.  His actions have revealed that there are two standards in Swanton Sector:  one for managers and another for Union members.  Union members are being held to higher standards of conduct and facing greater levels of discipline for violating those standards.

The Union has repeatedly brought their concerns to Chief Pfeifer only to have them ignored.  This failure of Chief Pfeifer to take the Union’s concerns seriously has given a green light to Patrol Agent In Charge (PAIC) Kuhn of the Beecher Falls Station to conduct operations in a dangerous manner. 


More Articles...

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

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ODMP Notifications

  • Orange Police Department (CT)

    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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