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  • 1 Opposition of California State Assembly Bill 54 (SB 54)
  • 2 Border Visits by Attorney General and DHS Secretary
  • 3 National Border Patrol Council Convention 2017
  • 4 NBPC Local 1613 Election Committee Findings
  • 5 NBPC Press Statement on Operation Phalanx
  • Opposition of California State Assembly Bill 54 (SB 54)

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    NBPC Local 1613 would like to thank the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) for their support of Law Enforcement officers at every level and their opposition of California Senate Bill 54 (SB 54).

    NBPC Local 1613 would also like to state that the supporters of this bill fail to mention the fact that legal measures are already codified to protect victims of crimes and those reporting crimes such as "T" and "U" visas. They would have the public believe that victims and those reporting crimes would be the focus of immigration enforcement actions rather than the criminals we are trying to protect the public from. This bill would seriously inhibit the ability of Border Patrol Agents to protect the public by limiting our access to databases and our collaborations with other Law Enforcement agencies.

    The following is the full statement from PORAC.

    SB 54: “Sanctuary State”

    Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León is attempting to keep law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration agents with his introduction of SB 54. This bill is one of the highest-profile bills in California, as it goes directly against President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

    SB 54 would place certain restrictions on state and local government entities in their interactions with federal immigration authorities. PORAC opposes this measure for three critical reasons:

    The bill requires a local law enforcement agency to report to the Department of Justice if they are involved in special immigration task forces. These task forces can be costly and possibly non-reimbursable. Additionally, federal funding to our local agencies could be put at risk.

    SB 54 plans to remove people with immigrant status from California jails and place them in an outside detention facility — thus separating them from their families, communities and networks, and creating even more difficulties in the family unit.

    The breakdown of local, state and federal partnerships will prevent our officers from being able to do their jobs; therefore, violent criminals will remain on the streets and our families will be in danger.

    PORAC’s main concern is public safety. We protect all Californians, immigrants and nonimmigrants alike. By targeting immigrants who are not criminals, we violate all that we stand for and lose the trust we have within our communities.

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  • Border Visits by Attorney General and DHS Secretary

    The National Border Patrol Council and Local 1613 continue to push for the resources and Agents needed to secure the border. A comprehensive package with the funding of the wall that includes increased manpower, pay parity (FLSA), vehicles, roads, radios and cameras is needed. This funding should be allocated to the Border Patrol directly. Changes also need to be made to the hiring process and the overall structure of CBP. Border Patrol Agents also need a better career ladder and actions must be taken to mitigate the high attrition rates. These are a few of the things that need to be addressed going forward. 

    NBPC Local 1613 is cautiously optimistic by the statements of Attorney Genreal Sessions and DHS Secretary Kelly. We encourage them to continue beyond the words and ensure the necessary actions are taken to give the Border Patrol the resources needed to truly secure the border.

    NBPC Media spokesman Chris Cabrera discusses visit from the attorney general and the DHS secretary

    NBPC Local 1613 President Terence L. Shigg discusses visit from Attorney General and DHS Secretary.

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  • National Border Patrol Council Convention 2017

    The NBPC and McAllister and Quinn lobbying firm are optimistic that we will be able to get FLSA back for our members. There have been several factors that have made this more of a real possiblity. One being the Presidents executive order that called for the  hiring of 5,000 new BPA's and 10,000 new ICE officers. Another is the fact that (A) CBP Commisioner Mcaleenan and DHS Secretary Kelly have made statements in favor of pay parity within CBP. These are but two of the reasons NBPC believes we can get FLSA back.

    See the full notes for more information from the convention. 

    NBPC MARCH 2017 MEETING NOTES.pdf

     

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  • NBPC Local 1613 Election Committee Findings

    NBPC Local 1613

    Election Committee Findings

    On January 10, 2017, the Election Committee convened to review an election protest for the open position of Secretary for Local 1613. An allegation had been made that the AFGE Rules

    Of Conduct For An Election, specifically Section 4(b) had been violated. Section 4(b) reads:

    SEC. 4(b). No monetary or other resources of AFGE or any employer shall be contributed or applied to promote the candidacy of any candidate in an election. Such resources include, but are not restricted to, dues monies and assessments, publications, facilities, office equipment, union or employer email, stationery, or other supplies. While the preceding restrictions apply to use of AFGE resources to promote the candidacy of any candidate, such resources may be used for such things as notices, factual statements of issues not involving the candidates, and other expenses necessary to conduct an election.

     

     

    A majority of the Committee determined that a violation did occur within the meaning of Section

    4(b), specifically the use of resources and facilities in the promotion of a candidate. The majority of the Committee based it's conclusion on the following:

    1. On December 5, 2016, Mr. Harris appeared on the Green Line podcast;

    2. The Green Line podcast is an enterprise supported financially by the Union;

    3. The Committee views the use of the podcast as a "resource" and "facility" in regards to its potential to promote a candidate.

    While a majority of the Committee determined that a violation did take place, other observations made by the Committee are worth noting:

    1. The Committee was unanimous in its determination that there was not an "overt" attempt by Mr. Harris to campaign for or promote himself as a candidate for the position of Secretary. At no time did Mr. Harris communicate his status as a candidate for a position within the Executive Board of Local 1613, nor was there any mention of an election in general terms referenced at anytime during the podcast.

    2. While there was no overt campaign acts observed, the Committee does believe that Mr. Harris appearance on the podcast could have the potential to "elevate" Mr. Harris profile among listeners of the podcast.

    3. The duties of the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs require the reporting and the dissemination of information, in relation to the purview of the Directorship, with the podcast being a vehicle for such distribution.

    4. That the Union erred in allowing a candidate to access items, resources and facilities during what can be construed as a politically sensitive period.

    The Committee is unanimous in seeking the following remedies:

    1. Conducting a third run-off election for the Secretary position;

    2. The temporary removal of the Green Line Episode 122 during the run-off period.

    While there is an overarching theme of "fairness" desired for this and any election, the Committee does not feel that it is appropriate for Mr. Moriarty to appear on the podcast during the third run-off. We believe that having another candidate appear on the podcast would constitute another violation of Section 4(b).

    Election Committee,

    John A. Guerrero

    Axel Hernandez

    Alexander C. Roozen

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  • NBPC Press Statement on Operation Phalanx

    PRESS STATEMENT

    For Immediate Release

    Contact Chris Cabrera

    Deputy National Spokesperson

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    (956) 342-1098

     

    NBPC Joins Governor Abbott, Senator Cornyn And Congressman Cuellar and Calls on DHS to Request Flight Hours for Operation Phalanx

    Washington, DC (December 20, 2016)

    Today, the National Border Patrol Council joined the bipartisan effort officially requesting flight hours for Operation Phalanx. Operation Phalanx supports Border Patrol operations in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

    NBPC President Brandon Judd stated, “While illegal aliens continue overrunning the Rio Grande Valley, the Obama Administration refuses to act. By providing agents actionable intelligence in the field, Operation Phalanx is an important tool in securing the border. We call on the Obama Administration to request the funding to restore Operation Phalanx immediately.”

    Judd commented, “The AP recently reported that DHS’s study supports the agents' long-held assessment that only half of the illegal aliens crossing into the US are apprehended. Operation Phalanx enables us to deploy limited resources to protect our agents, communities, and borders.”

    “It is unfortunate that the Administration and President Obama continue to play politics with border security. It makes no sense to keep Operation Phalanx grounded when illegal aliens are overrunning the border, and we are barely catching half of the individuals, cargo and contraband illegally entering the US. In these dangerous times, keeping Operation Phalanx grounded makes no sense.”

    Operation Phalanx is a program through which the National Guard provides aerial surveillance, detection, and situational awareness capabilities in support of the Border Patrol. Congress provided full funding for Operation Phalanx in fiscal year 2016. Given that the government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution, that full funding remains.

    According to the National Guard, Operation Phalanx will officially end on December 31st if there is not an approved request for additional flight hours for 2017. Once the aerial support flights have concluded, they will be terminating contracts for hanger space and housing.

    Download a copy of the official press release

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