Border Patrol Union Slams Biden For Misleading At Debate

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During the CNN Debate on Thursday, Joe Biden made claimed to have the endorsement of one fo the more powerful and important unions in the country.

After calling out Trump for separating migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, the president said that the Border Patrol’s union endorsed him, saying, “We significantly increased the number of asylum offices, significantly … by the way, the Border Patrol endorsed me, endorsed my position.”

He continued: “I’ve changed it in a way you now have a situation where there’s 40 percent fewer people coming across the border illegally, it’s better than when he left office.”

Now, the Border Patrol Union has three words for Joe Biden: not so fast.

“The National Border Patrol Council represents about 18,000 Border Patrol agents and support personnel, maintaining a 90% membership rate among eligible agents,” explained The New York Post.

The newspaper explained that “the group tepidly endorsed the bipartisan immigration reform bill crafted by the White House and Senate negotiators in February, calling it “not perfect” but “far better” than passing nothing.

It’s unclear if that lukewarm endorsement was what the president was referring to.”

The Border Patrol Union has been one of the loudest critics of Biden’s border policies ever since the administration lied and pretended that border agents on the southern border were “whipping Haitian immigrants.”

The Washington Examiner reported, “In a highly publicized incident that unfolded as 30,000 primarily Haitian migrants came across the Rio Grande from Mexico and set up camp under a bridge, mounted Border Patrol agents were photographed and filmed attempting to prevent people from walking across the river and past their horses on the U.S. shoreline.

Male migrants ignored agents’ verbal orders to turn around, and the mounted agents rode along the riverbank as migrants tried to get past them. In a photograph, an agent appeared to use something in his hand to whip a man, though the Border Patrol has since said agents are not issued whips and that the agent had held the horse’s reins in such a way to create distance between the animal and the man to prevent the horse from trampling him.”

Later, Chris Magnus, head of the CBP, said, “there was ‘no evidence’ that Border Patrol struck Haitian migrants with their reins or used whips in Del Rio, Texas, last year, implicitly rebuking the false claim made by President Biden and other top Democrats — even as the agency recommended punishment for the agents for infractions such as “offensive” language and unnecessary force.”

He continued: “[DHS’ Office of Professional Responsibility] found no evidence Border Patrol agents involved in this incident struck anyone with their reins intentionally or otherwise.” 

National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd told Fox that Espinosa’s email “clearly shows” that Biden administration officials are “willing to lie to the American people for their self-interests.” Judd said the officials who lied about the incident should resign.”

The National Border Patrol Council has 18,000 members.

When Biden built a Potemkin Village in El Paso to make it appear that there was no border crisis in 2023, Judd criticized the president again.

“Biden has all those figures. He knows all the trends. He knows when the best time to come to the border. And he knows that the beginning of January is absolutely the best time,” he said.

“He’s not coming to the border of his own accord,” Judd told Fox News. “He would have done that a long, long time ago.”

“Because you now have Democrats, his constituency, his base, now that they’re upset, now you’ve got Eric Adams, you’ve got the governor of Colorado,” he continued. “That’s the only reason that he’s coming to the border. And it’s two years too late.”

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