Border patrol union president predicts career-level supervisors will now resist Obama directives to stem rush

LZ- With Donald Trump’s presidency now only a matter of time instead of a hypothetical, border agents are bracing for a surge in illegal immigration at the southwest border as people race to get into the United States before the door shuts.

At the same time, according to the head of the union representing 16,5000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, career-level managers of the agency are likely to push back against the directives of outgoing political appointees of President Obama.

“You can expect to see CBP pushing back and holding those people,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “They’re going want to make it look like they’re in lockstep with [Trump] … We’re already seeing it now.”

Judd said the processing center at Nogales, Arizona, is set to open soon, and he added that he expects other processing centers to open, as well, in order to increase detention capacity.

Career-level supervisors will be more worried about offending the incoming administration than the outgoing one, Judd said.

“They have a new boss,” he said. “They know it. They need to endear themselves to him.”

Immigration experts said it is hard to predict how would-be illegal immigrants in Mexico and Central America will respond to Trump’s election. Chris Chmielenski, director of content and activism at NumbersUSA, said many who were considering coming to the United States might to decide it is better to take their shot in the waning days of the Obama administration.  more

8 Comments on Border patrol union president predicts career-level supervisors will now resist Obama directives to stem rush

  1. Why will the border state governors not deploy their NG troops on their borders with Mexico? Stop them at the border. Don’t let anybody cross the actual border. They must just not give a sh*t.

  2. Plough Jogger, they are all fearful of the Department of Racial Justice and loss of federal funds. They will get some courage when they see Trump using the same leverage on sanctuary cities.

  3. A wall would be good, but another idea is to build a nice road along the border all the way from San Ysidro, CA to Brownsville, TX. Hold continuous races with prizes for most miles covered per unit time (e.g. 12 hrs, 2 days, 1 week) with extra points and prizes for road kill. Govt cost would be road building and seed money for prizes, and then motorheads from all over would supply the manpower and TV rights would then pay ongoing costs. (Can you imagine the beer commercials? Well, not Corona or Tecate, but all the rest!) See? We just have to have a little ingenuity to capitalize on already-established strengths: sports, auto racing, beer…

  4. A wall might not be necessary.
    Dry up the incentives (aid, schooling, housing, voting etc) and illegals will go elsewhere,

  5. I like Uncle Al’s idea, but would wonder about the scoring. Would the racer’s need a cow-catcher device with a dash cam attached, or would it be necessary to display heads on pikes? Collecting skulls could really slow down the action, IMHO.

  6. A minefield from California to the Gulf of Mexico. After a few missteps, they’ll be rethinking their trek.

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