Border Patrol Union Supports Texas National Guard in Placing Barriers

The official union of U.S. Customs and Border Protection released a statement last week supporting the Texas National Guard’s attempts to secure the southern border and slamming the Biden administration for its “catastrophic” border policies.

The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said that the “rank-and-file” Border Patrol agents “appreciate and respect” Texas for attempting to halt the record flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S. under the Biden administration.

“TX NG and rank-and-file BP agents work together and respect each other’s jobs. Period,” the NBPC said. “If TX NG members have LAWFUL orders, then they have to carry out those orders.”

The council sought to clarify that rank-and-file Border Patrol agents were in no way preventing Texas National Guard troops from carrying out “their lawful orders.”

“TX NG members realize that rank-and-file BP agents have their orders as well,” the NBPC added. “Lawful orders, no matter how unpopular or distasteful amongst rank-and-file agents, must be followed. Unlawful orders (as determined by competent legal counsel and not what some outhouse lawyer behind a keyboard says) will not be followed.”

The NBPC criticized the Biden administration for its border policies and the turmoil it has caused in the country.

“Rank-and-file BP agents appreciate and respect what TX has been doing to defend their state in the midst of this catastrophe that the Biden Admin has unleashed on America,” the statement continued. “We want to be perfectly clear, there is no fight between rank-and-file BP agents and the TX NG, Gov. Abbott, or TX DPS. It may make flashy headlines, but it simply isn’t true.”