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Rising Influence of the Border Patrol Union
The National Border Control Council was an early supporter of Donald Trump. The National Ice Council also supported Trump endorsing him in September 2016.
“I have been honored to receive the endorsement of America’s Border Patrol agents, and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful, lawful, immigration system… By ending catch-and-release on the border, we will stop the cycle of human smuggling and violence. Illegal border crossings will go down. We will stop it. It will not be happening very much anymore.”
The National Border Patrol Council was not half-hearted in its endorsement of Donald Trump. Here are comments from the union in their endorsement:
“We need a person in the White House who doesn’t fear the media, who doesn’t embrace political correctness, who doesn’t need the money, who is familiar with success, who won’t bow to foreign dictators, who is pro-military and values law enforcement, and who is angry for America and NOT subservient to the interests of other nations. Donald Trump is such a man.”
Here is what the Trump campaign said about the union: “…Border Patrol agents will have a ‘direct line’ to the White House if Donald Trump becomes President of the United States.”
Other federal employee unions endorsed Hillary Clinton for president early on in the political campaign. AFGE released its endorsement of Clinton in December 2015. NTEU followed up in January 2016 with its support of Clinton for president.
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