National Politics - 2016

Border Patrol Union Pressured To Ditch “The Donald”

DONALD TRUMP’S VISIT TO U.S.-MEXICO BORDER SIDETRACKED BY POLITICS || By FITSNEWS || The establishment crusade to derail “The Donald” continues … A labor union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has withdrawn its participation in billionaire mogul (and surprise GOP presidential frontrunner) Donald Trump‘s scheduled appearance on the U.S.-Mexican border…


|| By FITSNEWS || The establishment crusade to derail “The Donald” continues …

A labor union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has withdrawn its participation in billionaire mogul (and surprise GOP presidential frontrunner) Donald Trump‘s scheduled appearance on the U.S.-Mexican border near Laredo, Texas.

“The National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455 in Laredo, Texas, invited Mr. Trump to be their guest and then they were totally silenced directly from superiors in Washington who do not want people to know how bad it is on the border – every bit as bad as Mr. Trump has been saying,” a release from Trump’s campaign stated.

A statement from Hector Garza – head of the union – seemed to reinforce Trump’s view.

“After careful consideration of all the factors involved in this event and communicating with members of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) at the National level, it has been decided by Local 2455 to pull out of all events involving Donald Trump,” Garza said.

“It is unfortunate the local union of Border Patrol Agents received pressure at a national level not to participate and ultimately pulled out of today’s event,” the statement from Trump’s campaign continued.  “They are being silenced, and are very unhappy about it, as told directly to Mr. Trump. It can only be assumed that there are things the politicians in Washington do not want Americans to see or discuss.”

Hard to argue with that take on the situation …

Trump has elevated the immigration issue to the forefront of the national debate – in the process elevating his candidacy to the top of the GOP heap.  And while we’ve never breathed fire on this issue, (i.e. embracing mass deportations or other unrealistic “solutions”) but we have argued on behalf of border security and common sense pro-free market, pro-liberty reforms which would stem the flow of illegal immigration.  We also believe pathways to status should never be confused with pathways to citizenship.

It’s one thing to permit illegal immigrants to participate in the economy, it’s something else to grant them full citizenship (i.e. voting) rights.

More to the point: Protecting the border is one of the few things the federal government is constitutionally charged with doing …which is why it’s so baffling/ frustrating that it’s not being done (even as politicians in Washington, D.C. spend trillions on things they shouldn’t be funding).

Should we be surprised at this point?

No … although the outrage against that sort of disconnect is precisely what’s fueling Trump’s rise (and the ongoing establishment efforts to contain it).

Of interest?  Efforts to disrupt Trump’s visit to the border came as he openly discussed running as an independent due to the poor treatment he’s received from the GOP establishment.  And the poor treatment his supporters have received.


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Writenow July 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

Nice to see LE finally getting smart.

GOTRUMP July 23, 2015 at 11:58 am

In short the word came down from Boehner and McConnell. If you want raises next year don’t be seen as supporting Trump. The GOP establishment attack continues.

CNSYD July 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

You show your total ignorance of how federal salary increases are determined. It is a system tied directly to CPI and is not a “number” dreamed up by the Congress.

USA is doomed July 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Dumbocrat BS, propaganda and spin.
Murder babies and sell their body parts, coddle the gays, blacks, illegals, criminals and Jihadist. it is the Dumbacrat way! It guarantees block votes!
Martin Omalley was booed from the stage and forces to apologize for saying “white lives matter, all Lives matter”! The Dems shamed him into an apology for saying, “white lives matter, all lives matter”. I guess the Dems think that only the lives of their block votes matter! Shameful!

a face in the crowd July 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Why would border patrol agents welcome Trump, whose insults of immigrants helped to make agents’ jobs that much harder?

One Dumb MoFo! July 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm

And I hear Dan Cathy is coming out in favor of banning chickens…you Stupid Fuck. It takes a Dumb Motherfucker to be a Democrat. And you are one Dumb motherfucker. (:

a face in the crowd July 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

You’re a real Internet tough guy, aren’t you? Anytime, any place, butt-snake.

SEAL the BORDER, NOW!!!! July 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm

Don’t say ignorant shit, if you don’t want your wittle feewings hut. You Dumbass illegal-immigrant-loving liberal.

a face in the crowd July 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Believe me, dipshit, you have no idea who you’re talking to. 5 seconds.

truthmonger July 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Because he’s paying attention to the PROBLEM.

CorruptionInColumbia July 24, 2015 at 7:19 am

Because he wants them to be able to do their job rather than bow to the people they are supposed to be controlling.

Speak D Truth July 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm

The rank and file seem to support Trump. It is the Union HQ with it’s strong democratic ties that are opposed to Trump. They will endorse the democratic candidate and encourage their members to vote for them. Several years ago there was a lot of complaints from the rank and file in unions because they supported the republican candidate but their dues were being used to support the democrats. The union bosses are acting in favor of the party that will line their own pockets. The democratic party has bought the union bosses.

Rocky July 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

No, I bet that order came straight from the RNC.

Wake Up! July 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

BS!! The Border Patrol has continuously made statements of being ordered to “Baby Sit” illegals crossing in Obama’s illegal surge and amnesty for dreamers and illegal border violators for some time. O loves for law Enforcement to be overwhelmed by the illegals, criminals and Jihadist. It has been part of the Kenyan, socialist, muslim’s plan all along.
More on the Govt. dole and solid block votes for the Dumbacrats.

Rocky July 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

No, the Border Patrol union has always been tight with the GOP. They’re always running to Fox and Hannity blabbing about this fake scandal or that fake crisis. They got it from Prance Rebus, “don’t cover Trump during his visit or no raises for you.”

the Truth July 23, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Rocky, You are full of Shit!
Your comment is ridiculous and you are obviously a brain dead, Koolaid drinking, Dumbacrap, liberal sycophant Cretin!
Please look up the definitions!

GrandTango is Back July 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

You’re so &%@#!H^&!# up, you make me laugh. LMAO! LMAO!!!

erneba July 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Absolutely, Hector Garza was read the riot act by someone in the Democrat party to get his minions back on board, and quickly.

FastEddy23 July 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

… And the Union DC mafia Hq is totally cowardly, chicken Shi’ites fur sure.

euwe max July 24, 2015 at 1:33 am

The rank and file seem to support Trump.

Speak D Truth July 24, 2015 at 9:20 am

Who do you want to be the next President?

euwe max July 24, 2015 at 9:52 am Reply
sparklecity July 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm

if you want Hillary to become prez, keep supporting Trump no matter whether that loud-mouthed coward runs as a Republican or Independent.
I’ve been a PROUD Independent for many years but ain’t no fucking way I’m gonna vote for that loud-mouthed coward.

sparklecitydickbump July 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

If you enjoy blowjobs and cum stained blue dresses, vote for Hillary. If you condone Billing fucking thousands of women, including under aged teenage sex slave, Hillary is your candidate. If you want Hillary put in prison where she belongs (with Obama I might add), vote for Trump.

Trump Scares Liberals to death July 23, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Good post. That stupid Democrat bastard is about as Independent as Mao Tse Tung

sparklecity July 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Prove it dick breath!!!!!
Been voting independent since 1980 when Anderson was running for prez as an independent………….

It's still you fault July 23, 2015 at 2:41 pm

OK, the Democrats are not extremist enough for you, so you’re a Socialist. That still means you’re sucking off the Democrat Party. Same difference. You are still to blame for the nosedive the country has taken beginning in 2008, when Obama was elected.

Why do you Dumbasses get so mad when people define you for EXACTLY what you are?

sparklecity July 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Now slip into this nice straightjacket and come along with me for your daily Sitz bath.
You’ll feel much better afterwards and those awful voices in your head will go away (for a while anyway……)

sparklecity July 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Where did I even mention voting for Hillary?
What I posted was that IF that coward Trump WERE to run as an independent Hillary is a shoe in and it won’t be me helping her win the prez cause I AIN”T gonna vote for her
I’m a no-shit independent but I don’t vote for fakes like Trump who are cowards to boot.

You are a stupid Democrat July 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

You don’t fool anyone, Dumbass. We know what you are up to.

Trump slaps piss outta liars July 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm

TRANLATION: PLEASE make Trump Shut Up. If the people hear the Truth, they may figure out Obama, Hilary and the Democrat Party are Fucking Liars, who Hate the contributing American People. (:
There, fixed it for ya’

sparklecity July 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm

All you “fixed” was my assertion that dicks like you don’t have a rational thought in their right wingnut tin-foil hat wearing heads……
That coward can yak all he wants because that is all that mouthy SOB is good for……….

truthmonger July 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Coward? Seems to be anything but. Also seems to be hitting it out of the park on what average Americans WANT.

sparklecity July 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Trump’s a loud mouth draft dodging coward and that’s that.
The fuck can’t even get his lies straight about which foot he had heel spurs in to get out of being drafted!!
I definitely consider myself an average American and I sure as hell don’t want this loud-mouthed coward being commander in chief.
I’ll vote libertarian,green party or constitution party before I’ll vote for that draft dodging cowardly SOB.
That’s a REAL independent for you!!!!!

Scooter July 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm

PLEASe vote libertarian. It will really count.

Trump has GUTS July 23, 2015 at 2:02 pm

You are EXACTLY right. The people attacking Trump are the cowards. It takes guts to go after the powerful and the Greedy, who the media love.

Scooter July 23, 2015 at 11:17 pm

No way I would ever vote for the lying Benghazi Babe. Never!

Repukes 2016 Loses in Congress July 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Graham is OUT OF THE RACE (counts his kickback $$$, I mean campaign donations).

TroubleBaby July 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

No debate for Graham….so I’m assuming that’s what you mean.

For him it’s a knife in the chest…as he has no other way to rise in the polls.

Tazmaniac July 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm

He couldn’t rise in the polls if he was at full blast in a hot air balloon.

Rising Poles July 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm

It’s okay, those aren’t the poles he’s interested in.

Repukes 2016 Loses in Congress July 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm

More Millions just joined Trump. Nice going :D

carlosdanger July 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm

I’m sure Barry’s and Val’s goons played their trump card…so to speak …and threatened enough bureaucrats’ retirements to shut the whole event down…obviously lawless Barry doesn’t want Americans to see our non-existant border…after all…fundamental transformation requires millions of illiterate, unskilled, illegals to vote en masse and forever transform a country to a primative 3rd world nation…

The Truth July 23, 2015 at 2:28 pm

True that! I’ve had conversations with some of our Federal Best. The FBI director admits they are overwhelmed and cannot keep up! O’s Justice Dept are ordered to “Stand Down” just like the Police in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, San Francisco and New York! The crime rate and murders are escalating by 40-60%!
Way to go Dems and Obama!!! You are ruining this country.

Scooter July 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Ruining? He had already done it.

ROcky July 23, 2015 at 4:15 pm

That would make no sense. I successful Trump run helps the Dems the most. Order it stopped. Hell, they probably tried to get the Border Patrol folks to bring in more media.

Ima Idiot July 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Trump is Reagan. Reagan is Trump. Trump and Reagan are the same. Both were on TV. Reagan was a private sector genius. He brought private sector common sense to the White House. Reagan ran a large multinational corporation. Trump is Reagan, Reagan is Trump. Trump was Governor of New York in the 1980s when Reagan was President.

Speak D Truth July 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm Reply
nitrat July 24, 2015 at 9:36 am

Why should any federal employees be inviting any candidate for anything anywhere without permission from their supervisors/managers?

Do you think your state employees here can do stuff like that without getting a smack down from their state office?


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