Border Patrol union urges Trump to cut Obama’s red tape holding back agents

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April 3, 2017

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The Homeland Security Department has been reluctant to send helicopters on nighttime missions to aid the Border Patrol, leaving agents to face drug smugglers and illegal immigrants without critical air cover, the chief of the agents’ labor union told Congress late last month.

Brandon Judd, an agent who is also president of the National Border Patrol Council, said that unless President Trump can solve that kind of bureaucratic bungling — and is willing to oust the Obama administration figures who botched the policies — he will struggle to secure the border.

The helicopters are one example of that, Mr. Judd said.

Mr. Judd said that when the Border Patrol controlled its own helicopters, it got the air support it needed. But after the Homeland Security Department was created more than a decade ago, the helicopters were turned over to the Office of Air and Marine, which has been reluctant to fly the nighttime hours the agents need.

  • MoonBeamWatcher

    Listen to your men on the front line President Trump!

  • barbarakelly

    Yes , Trump cut the red tap on our Border Patrol agents.!!!!!! They need all the help that they can get. Now that we know that Iran and ISIS is in Central America trying to set up area’s.!!!!

  • WRBuchanan

    The biggest mistake Trump has made and continues to not rectify,,, is the dismissal of ALL Obama Appointees in all Govt Agencies!

    Clinton did it on day one! Lesson to be learned here?

    The longer he waits to do this the longer it will take to get this govt under control.

    Why do you think leaks are happening?

    Why do you think they are still talking about Russia?

    Why hasn’t this been done? Who is advising him not to?

    • Anouk

      I agree 100%! President Trump should fire everyone who used to work for the traitor Obama.

  • Walter Flatt

    NOT ONLY HELICOPTORS, BUT SEND TROOPS TO THE BORDER, 20 TO THE MILE AND BUILD TOWERS WITH LIGHT AND QUAD 50 MACHINE GUNS, BACK BY A HELICOPTOR AND TANK EVER 5 MILES.

    YOU AND THIS GOVERNMENT HAD BETTER WORRY ABOUT THE MUSLIMS HERE AT HOME.

    PUBLIC LAW 414, PAGE 2, SECTION 212, WAS PASSED IN 1952 THAT BANS ALL PEOPLE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTY, AND MUSLIMS QUALIF TO BE DEPORTED. READ THE QURAN, THEIR BIBLE.

    COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA HAS SET US UP FOR HIM TO LEAD A MUSLIM INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY? READ THEIR BIBLE, THE QURAN.

    IF NOT,

    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VIRGINA, CLOSE TO DC.

    WHY TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO AND TAKE OUR GUNS.

    WHY ALLOW IN EXCESS OF 36 MUSLIM CAMPS. (PERHAPS HUNDREDS)

    (BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE? SOME STATE HAS MORE THAN ONE. BUILT AND SUPPORTED BY YOUR TAX MONEY.

    WHY, WHILE IN OFFICE, DID HE SET HIS CABINET WITH MOSTLY MUSLIMS.

    WHY, WAS HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE A RADICAL MUSLIM,

    LAST WHY, DID OBAMA SEND BILLIONS TO HIS MUSLIM FRIENDS.

  • Jean Langford M.

    GET THIS DONE SO THE AGENTS CAN DO THEIR JOB.

  • James Maxwell

    Border patrol and it resources should interact and share intel with DHS but
    they should have their own resources to preform the job for which they
    are assigned. Guarding our borders to stop the invasion of Criminal
    INVADERS and drug smuggler crossing our borders with impunity
    due to lack of resources to stop them. They should be a sharing of
    intel between Drug Enforcement and Border Patrol along with DHS
    to protect American Citizens from the INVADERS.

  • Tiger

    Hey I thought all O’s crap gone. What the hey?

  • David Stovall

    I see the border patrol as the “Land Coast Guard”. I do not agree about the interpretation of posse comititus. Turn back all, baby sit none = that makes the wall an absolute necessity. Children can walk across and turn the Border Patrol into babysitters.

  • MarcusAurelius45

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower is considered to be one of America’s greatest Presidents. One reason for the same is the economical, efficient, and expeditious manner in which he removed illegal aliens from the USA. Yes, a military approach to preventing illegal immigration and removing the same is appropriate. Let’s call it the “Eisenhower” method. Using helicopters is therefore, very appropriate for the same.

  • Gail Davis

    Obama needs to be tried for treason against our country for what the bastard did. The American people would do it in a minute, but our “no balls politicians”, would not think of doing it to our 1st Oreo president. Obama sure took our country down a wrong path, he hated us and still does. I am sorry he receives a pension and the best health care insurance from us. He does not deserve a thing but a hanging!

    • Mike Thomas

      The sadist part is, He was elected not only once, but twice. Who’s fault is that?? Maybe they should see how many dead people and illegals voted in 2008 & 2012, it may surprise U.S.

      • Pete

        That is the principal reason why the Democrat strong holds are fighting illegal deportations. They have hacked off the American worker until the illegals is the only voting block (outside of the welfare recipients) that keeps them in office.

    • Anouk

      You are right! Obo was the worst president ever. A true con artist.

  • DrBillLemoine

    So this story is only half the picture. Just what were the reasons why helicopters were grounded at night. Mr. Obama and his administration were nothing if not rational about such rules/decisions. Significantly this piece gives not one reason for the ban on nighttime flights. Could it be related to tracking drug shipments by air? What about night vision for pilots and observers? Could the good guys on the ground, the border patrolmen be indistinguishable from the bad guys–drug traffickers, human traffickers–in the dark? What are the reasons; what is the ‘rest of the story’, as broadcaster Paul Harvey used to say?

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      Get your head out of your butt.

      • NM Leon

        It’s too firmly planted, he can’t.

  • randy jackson

    More bungling from the Ovomit administration. Jeh Johnson, the thug that use to be (past tense) DHS Kindergarten director, was nothing more than a dumbass thug puppet. His IQ would barely get him to 2nd grade. Just another ridiculous Ovomit subterfusion that Trump will clean up and worse yet—-all will go unreported by the Leftstream media.

  • Jmanjo

    Another example of how Obama and his henchmen were attempting to destroy us from within. That jerk was doing everything possible to hold up law enforcement officers and jeopardize our security. He was the worst president the US ever had and his legacy will be one of shame and illegitimacy!

  • Shelly Shannon

    I have no doubt President Trump will see to it that the boarder patrol has every resource it needs. I’m sure he is not oblivious to all the red tape. Now that it has been brought to the forefront Trump will tackle it.

  • TexRancher

    It should be criminal to refuse the kind of back up for these agents that is and has been available for their SUCCESS and SAFETY! What they face everyday is not just a bunch of bean pickers. Criminals, terrorists and who knows what else so they deserve whatever support we can send them!

    • Shelly Shannon

      This is just typical of Obama. He would hand a terrorrist a purple heart if we shot him. We can see what a coward he is. The SOB hides out in Tahiti while everybody who is involved with him takes the fall. Typical of a liberal. No accountability.

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