Law and Politics

Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump

April 9, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

Tucson, AZ – The union representing the nation’s 16,500 Border Patrol agents endorsed Donald Trump for President March 30, the first union in the country to do so.

The National Border Patrol Council said in a statement that it had never backed a presidential candidate in primaries before, but that “there is no greater physical or economic threat to Americans today than our open border” and “if we do not secure our borders, American communities will continue to suffer at the hands of gangs, cartels and violent criminals.” “We need a person in the White House who doesn't fear the media, who doesn't embrace political correctness,” it added, “Donald Trump is such a man.” The NBPC, which is affiliated with the American Federation of Government Employees, has accused the AFL-CIO of “focusing on increasing their per capita and membership through illegal aliens.” The anti-deportation group #Not1More posted a petition online calling for the AFL-CIO to cut its ties to the NBPC for backing a “racist, xenophobic, and misogynist campaign” that “undermines the values and goals of the labor movement.”      Read more    

April 8, 2016

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