ational Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd is calling for the hiring of “babysitters” to take care of migrant children after revealing that border agents have been forced to look after illegal immigrant minors while in custody.
Judd spoke with The Daily Caller and said, “I was just in the RGV [Rio Grande Valley]. I did a 30-day deployment to RGV and one of the assignments that we had was babysitting. Border patrol agents were babysitting children, and so do we need to hire people so that we can free up our law enforcement agents and officers to do their jobs. Absolutely, we need to do this.”
Judd explained that Border Patrol needed to hire support personnel to help with processing, detention and babysitting so that agents would be free to do their jobs.
“What we have to do is we have to hire support personnel that is going to come in and do the processing jobs, the detention jobs that border patrol agents are doing right now that pulls our resources out of the field that allows the cartels to generate all of the revenue and profits,” he said.
“We have to have our border patrol agents in the field and so to do that we have to hire the support personnel to take away these babysitting jobs or these processing jobs that our law enforcement agents are doing today.”
letter written by a group of Border Patrol wives has gone viral after they invited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to tour the Texas-Mexico border and told her to “stop pretending” that she cared about federal workers.
The letter reads, in part:
“We the wives of the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol would like to cordially invite you to come visit McAllen, TX as president Trump did…We would like to show you around. You don’t need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/…significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness! We’d also appreciate if you’d stop pretending you care about federal workers. If you did, you would care for their safety, not just their paychecks. We can hold out a while longer if it means our husbands and communities are safer….You don’t even need to worry about those MS-13 gang members you’ll see running across the Border. Our guys and gals catch a lot of them. Like I said, they are good at their jobs!!”
Two of the wives–Jill Demanski and Renea Perez–joined Fox and Friends today to discuss the letter.
“I felt it’s really important to have our leaders come here and see what’s happening first. It’s important to meet with the people who are here on a daily basis, that are witnessing it – the effects of it, that it has on our country,” Demaski said. “We want them to come here and make an informed decision and to see what’s really going on.”
Perez advocated for the border wall, telling Fox, “[A wall] will allow them to do their job more efficiently and give them more time – if they are by themselves – have another agent meet them. It is definitely needed. We just want them to come down there on the line and actually see where the argument is all about.”
Watch their interview below:
Texas Border Patrol chief dropped some startling numbers on the President yesterday when he described how many of those apprehended at the border were from nations other than Central America and Mexico.
Speaking to the President at the U.S. border in Mission, TX, Rio Grande Valley Acting Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz noted that while they apprehended 450 individuals on Wednesday, 133 of those apprehensions were people from countries other than Central America and Mexico–including two from Pakistan.
“That includes individuals from India, Pakistan, China, Romania, Ecuador, Nicaragua and on and on,” he said.
Ortiz said his sector has apprehended individuals from 41 different countries.
The border patrol chief noted that while it’s typical for family units and unaccompanied children to make up about 60 to 70 percent of border patrol apprehensions, “over the last couple of weeks where that number is less than 50 percent of the apprehensions we make here in south Texas.”
He continued, “So south Texas continues to lead the country in apprehensions as well as marijuana seizures in between the ports of entry so CBP and DHS are committed to both our border security mission as well as our humanitarian mission.”