Border Patrol union chief praises POTUS’ Mexico deal: ‘More troops on their border than Congress has on ours’

By Jon Dougherty and J. D. Heyes

The head of the Border Patrol union heaped praise on POTUS Donald Trump Wednesday during an appearance on Fox Business Network with Lou Dobbs over his government’s deal with Mexico to combat illegal immigration and migrant caravans.

At the same time, details of the deal discussed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week reveal a substantial policy change: Most migrants who cross illegally into the U.S. won’t get to stay, thanks to Mexico’s agreement to take them in.

“You know what is amazing about it the President got Mexico to send more troops to their southern border with Guatemala than what Congress has approved for United States Border Patrol Agents to be on the southwest border with Mexico,” said National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, as noted by The Gateway Pundit.

The Trump administration had sought to deploy thousands of National Guard troops to the U.S. border to assist Border Patrol agents, but several Democrat-run states including New Mexico, California, Oregon, and Nevada either refused to send them or pulled their forces off the border, to spite Trump (and to heck with border security for their people and the rest of America).

Meanwhile, as NewsTarget reports, there are many aspects of the recently agreed upon deal between the United States and Mexico that have not been reported by the so-called “mainstream media,” and that’s because it serves as the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, which wants “open borders” and no enforcement of our immigration statutes.

But if you’re tired of seeing people violate our laws with impunity and then get rewarded with all manner of benefits paid for by you, the beleaguered American taxpayer, take heart: The aforementioned deal has some provisions in it that you’re going to love.

For example, there will be far less “catch-and-release” inside the United States when illegals are caught on our side of the border. Instead, there will be much more “catch-and-release” inside Mexico, which will then deal with migrants as it sees fit.

“Those crossing the U.S. southern border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await their adjudication of their asylum claims. We’ve seen this before. We were able to do this to the tune of a couple of hundred people per day [before the deal],” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier this week as the deal was finalized, Breitbart News reported.

“We now have the capacity to do this full throttle and engage this in a way that will make a fundamental difference in the calculus for those [migrants] deciding to transit Mexico to try to get into the United States,” he continued.

“This full-blown effort under the Migration Protocols [Remain in Mexico] is a big deal and was something that we worked on very, very diligently with our Mexican counterparts over two days. And we will pursue other cooperative efforts too,” Pompeo added.

As reported by The National Sentinel, Pompeo lauded POTUS Donald Trump over the deal, noting he was instrumental in ensuring that it got done.

The deal “frankly reflects diplomacy at its finest,” Pompeo said. “It shows the enduring relationship, too, of the relationship of our two countries and it’s a significant win for the American people.” 

He also noted that the deal represents a promise kept by the president.

“The deal continues the Trump administration’s commitment, the strongest by any administration in history, to confront the tide of illegal immigration and many other problems along our southern border, including the drug trafficking issue,” the State Department chief continued.

“The president is doing precisely what he said he would do,” Pompeo said, outlining some of what was agreed to, which includes:

— The deployment of Mexican National Guard troops — reportedly as many as 6,000 — to the country’s southern border with Guatemala, to head off migrant caravans before they cross into Mexico;

— Returning aliens who claim asylum to Mexico immediately, as stated above;

— Additional “unprecedented steps to increase enforcement to curb irregular migration,” according to the Joint Declaration itself;

— “Mexico is also taking decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations as well as their illicit financial and transportation networks,” the Joint Declaration said. This is a huge deal considering, as noted by Sen. David Purdue, revealed Wednesday that the Mexico-based cartels were raking in monster money annually — $500 billion.


This story was first published on TheNationalSentinel.com