Because of the Obama administration’s stealth amnesty at the southern border for Central American illegals or others who continue to flood into the country, the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council claims that agents have been reduced to “glorified Walmart greeters” because of the prevailing catch-and-release policy.
The National Border Patrol Council, the Border Patrol agents union, gave its first-ever presidential endorsement to Republican nominee Donald Trump because of his strong emphasis on border security. Another agent similarly argues that that Obama’s lawless and meddling bureaucrats view illegal entry into the United States as nothing more than a traffic violation.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Chris Cabrera said that the federal government is ‘trying to circumvent their own laws’ by preventing the agents from securing the border and curbing illegal immigration during an interview Wednesday on ‘The Laura Ingraham Show.’
During an interview with CBS News Tuesday, Cabrera said the impending presidential election was one of the main causes of recent ‘mass spikes’ in illegal crossings. Saying that the immigrants have been told that if Hillary Clinton is elected there will be ‘some sort of amnesty,’ Cabrera added that they’ve been told if Donald Trump is elected, ‘there’s going to be some magical wall that pops up overnight and once that wall gets up, nobody will ever get in again.’
Cabrera told Ingraham the federal government is impeding the agents’ efforts to contain the rush on the border.
That’s probably why the union endorsed the New York real estate mogul who, among other things, has vowed to build a security wall at the southern border for which Mexico will pay.
Cabrera said the administration’s radical aversion to supporting border patrol agents was a major reason the National Border Patrol Council endorsed Donald Trump for president over Hillary Clinton…
‘They don’t seem to take it seriously. They seem to look at immigration violations like a traffic ticket, that it’s not really a big deal to them. And it is a big deal, especially for the fact that there are a lot of people coming across with criminal history in the United States,’ Cabrera said.
Hillary Clinton does plan to push for illegal alien amnesty within her first 100 days office, while Trump has emphasized an enforcement-first policy. Upon receiving the endorsement from the Border Patrol group, Trump said that “This endorsement represents a total rejection of the corrupt politicians who have allowed transnational gangs and cartels to terrorize American communities.”