Border Patrol- Drop in Illegals “Nothing Short of Miraculous”
For the first time in 8 years, the US Border Patrol has backup in the White House. They are allowed to actually enforce the law. And they are loving it! In recent interviews, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told C-Span and Fox News that the downturn in illegals was “nothing short of miraculous.” He also stated that morale was higher than he had ever seen under President Trump.
“As far as the Trump administration’s efforts on immigration, this is something they campaigned heavily on. At six months, where we are on meeting those promises, we are seeing nothing short of miraculous. If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it has caused a number of illegal border crossings to go down. We have never seen such a drop that we currently have…There’s a vibe, there’s an energy in the Border Patrol that’s never been there before in 20 years that I’ve been in the patrol.” Brandon Judd
He also mentioned that there were portions of the border that didn’t need an actual “wall” while there are other portions that do. He called them “strategic barricades.”
The funding bill recently passed the House Appropriations Committee, approving $1.6 Billion for the wall. It’s now up to the full bodies of House and Senate to push it forward. Engineers have already begun prepping for it in the places identified by the DHS as areas of concern.
From babysitters to actual patrolling
Under Obama, the Border Patrol became a pack of babysitters. Though he did deport many, he also shielded many from deportation with various Executive Orders and “rules.” The CBP was part of his “catch and release” policy.
And though the narrative of liberal media was that it was good for the USA, the large influx of illegal aliens and children of illegals threatened the safety of Americans across the nation. They came in with diseases not found in the US for decades. They overwhelmed the school districts, causing budgetary dilemmas for many schools.
The Border Patrol is still in danger from Obama and Holder’s gun running scheme that failed. It’s no wonder they are excited about Trump.
There has been a 53% drop in border crossings since he took the helm. Many of the people who had planned to come here with the use of a smuggler have not bothered because of Trump’s rhetoric. Others have “self-deported” and gone home.
It’s the main advantage of a man who doesn’t play by the media’s rules.
“The president has done a great job of actually enforcing the law — something we didn’t see in the last eight years. And if we continue to do that, then a clear message will be sent throughout the world that if you cross our borders illegally, you will be detained and you will be sent back.” Brandon Judd