Despite the new immigration policies under President Trump, there are still a few border patrol agents that are loyal to President Obama and refuse to get with the program. Thus, they have been dragging their feet to avoid having to comply with the President’s order.
They have been continuing Obama’s catch and release policy. This is all according to an anonymous union official. Brandon Judd brought this matter to the U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello. Judd is the President of the National Border Patrol Council. They insist they have confidence the issue will be rectified.
But as of Thursday, this behavior was continuing as border patrol stations noted that border jumpers were not being given notices to appear in immigration court. Judd said the following about the situation,
“We’re still walking people out the door. The catch-and-release policy is still in place in some sectors. This is not the administration’s fault. This is Border Patrol’s fault. It varies from sector to sector. Some sectors still are operating under the Obama administration’s policies. And that’s troubling … It’s just been very willy-nilly.”
He made sure to publically state these catch and releasers are simply a minority who have refused to get with the program. They are not following the directives of the current President, their boss. Judd lamed the U.S. Border Patrol managers.
Judd said that part of it is about paperwork. Some are simply waiting for the official paperwork to filter down to them from the top at the Department of Homeland Security. Which he argued is silly and unnecessary.
Jessica Vaughan is a director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies commented on the rogue border agents as well,
“It actually surprises me. But if that’s the case, certainly the administration is going to need to look into that if they’re going to be undermined. That’s got to be nipped in the bud.”
While the paperwork might not be officially there, the President has made his policies very clear. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure that out.
The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017
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