In testimony provided to the House Judiciary Committee, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd stated that Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release illegal immigrants apprehended at the Rio Grande — even those who were still “dripping-wet” from having just crossed the river — unless agents actually saw the aliens climbing out of the river.
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), the union representing over 16,500 border patrol agents across the United States, is raising an alarm concerning weak borders and crippling immigration policy. Detainees are simply being let go, and the Obama administration offers no support.
Forty-three U.S. senators led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed an Amici Curiae (friend-of-the-court) brief to the Supreme Court on April 4, in support of Texas and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit against the federal government in the case United States v. Texas.
The National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents 16,500 Border Patrol agents, issued a press release on March 30 announcing that the NBPC is endorsing Donald Trump for president.