National Border Patrol Council Congratulates President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump, President Elect
Donald J. Trump, President Elect

The National Border Patrol Council would like to congratulate Mr. Trump on his election as the 45th President of the United States of America.

We look forward to working with the Trump transition team to finally give the American people the border security they have been demanding.

With the support of President Trump, agents will be able to fully enforce our nation’s immigration laws and protect our borders.

First, let’s face reality: The border remains dangerous and unsecured. No one can argue otherwise when we are successful barely 51% of the time.

Knowing that we have no idea of who and what the intentions are of half illegal border crossers is frightening.

They very well could be immigrants looking for a better life in America, or they could be radicalized terrorists seeking to harm America. We do not know, and in these dangerous times, that is unacceptable and reckless.

It is time to start enforcing the laws on the books.

For the past seven years, the administration’s failure to impose consequences for breaking our immigration laws has been the fuel feeding the illegal immigration fire.

Under the Trump Administration, we will be able to do our jobs and get control of the situation and start securing the border.

Ironically, it may have taken a political revolution to remove politics from the act of enforcing our immigration laws.

This practice was destructive and served no one’s long-term interest. Laws are passed to provide protection for our citizens and communities.

Refusing to enforce the laws removes those protections and endangers everyone.

We look forward to reviewing past policies and practices with President-elect Trump and making suggestions to improve border security.

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The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) is the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol Agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border Patrol.

The U.S. Border Patrol falls under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Under DHS, the Border Patrol is under the direction of Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

The NBPC Executive Committee is comprised of eleven committee members, all current or retired employees of the U.S. Border Patrol.

All Committee members are elected to positions by delegates at a NBPC national convention. Executive Committee members spend a majority of their personal time representing and assisting members, and taking care of the administrative matters for the NBPC. The NBPC and all of our members are proudly protected under the PORAC Legal Defense Fund.

Although union membership is not mandatory, the NBPC maintains a 75% membership rate among eligible Border Patrol Agents, offering a testament to the level of service provided to members. Some of the services we provide are as follows:

  • Access to the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) Legal Defense Fund (LDF);
  • Legal Service Plan, separate from PORAC LDF, to cover major “within course and scope of employment” administrative actions;
  • Representation for workplace issues;
  • An extensive Health and Safety program;
  • Assistance with OWCP related claims;
  • Expert advice pertaining to EEO;
  • National lobbying efforts; and
  • Access to defined group benefits at significant discounts;

NOTE: The NBPC is restricted by federal regulations from making political contributions to political parties or candidates.