National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told reporters on Saturday that President Joe Biden’s border policies lead to the inhumane treatment of migrants. Texas Governor Greg Abbott invited Judd to speak on Saturday at a border security briefing held in Del Rio, Texas, alongside Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Judd spoke on behalf of the Border Patrol rank and file agents represented by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Judd highlighted the inhumane conditions caused by the federal government’s policies that reversed a successful trend on border security during the Trump administration. His remarks came during a joint border security briefing with Governors Abbott and DeSantis. No federal border security agencies were represented at the briefing.
“It is inhumane, what we are currently seeing on the border, it is inhumane that liberal policies are inviting individuals to put themselves in the hands of these dangerous cartels, it is inhumane that liberal policies are allowing the smuggling. And, when we try to properly interdict these individuals — they just throw children into the river to distract us.”
“It is inhumane to have people cross the border illegally in these harsh conditions,” Judd stated.
Judd also condemned the current administration for limiting the ability of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to work with state and local law enforcement authorities.
“This administration has effectively made every single city in the United States a sanctuary city. This administration will not allow ICE to respond unless the individuals that are in custody have an extensive criminal record, violent criminal record, this is another magnet that is inviting people to come across the border.”
Judd’s comments come as the Border Patrol are experiencing levels of migration that are exceeding those of the previous 20 years. In June, the Border Patrol apprehensions surpassed the 1 million for this fiscal year.
Migrants face inhumane treatment in being packed into filthy, overcrowded human smuggling stash houses, when they are packed like cargo into tractor-trailers, and when they are simply left to die after being abandoned by human smugglers.
Author: Nolan Sheridan
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