National Border Patrol Council

  • Is whacking bureaucrats really smart politics?

    The White House’s proposal would eliminate a long-time benefit which provides “gap” payments to employees, like federal firefighters, forced to retire as early as age 57.

  • Acting Homeland Security boss decries ‘vile’ Facebook posts

    Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is calling callous, sexually explicit posts on a Facebook group “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”

  • Going political: Fast track to unemployment

    People who say it is next to impossible to fire a federal worker should study — and then maybe rejoice in — the Hatch Act, a much-amended 1940s law designed to keep career federal and postal workers from engaging in partisan political activity on the job.

  • As Trump debates border security, field agents decry existing, dire staffing shortages

    The U.S. Border Patrol must recruit and train 2,729 new agents a year for the next five years, in order to meet the administration’s hiring goals and keep up with current attrition.

  • What will it take to hire 15,000 new border and immigration agents?

    President Donald Trump is calling on Homeland Security Department leadership to hire at least 5,000 new border patrol agents and 10,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officers. But existing hiring challenges could make that task even more complicated.

  • Brandon Judd: Elections matter for CBP union

    As the saying goes, elections matter. That’s proving true once again on the nation’s border with Mexico. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing agents of Customs and Border Protection, shares the latest on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Are you moving up or moving out?

    Are you in search of a good steady government job or anxious to move up the promotion ladder? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says happy days may be here again.

  • Shawn Moran, Vice President, National Border Patrol Council

    As part of the Obama administration’s strategy for dealing with immigration, immigration enforcement and customs and border patrol officers have new orders. They must now ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify to avoid deportation. Agents also have been told to review government files to identify any jailed immigrants they might be able to release. It means a lot for work and a new change in mind-set for Customs and Border Protection agents. Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain how it’s going.

  • Shawn Moran, Vice President, National Border Patrol Council

    Relief is coming to border patrol agents on the Mexican border. Congress is boosting spending for Customs and Border Protection to deal with unaccompanied minors. The agency will have the flexibility to hire more agents and staff at detention centers. Plus, the flood of illegal immigrants has slowed down, at least for now. Shawn Moran is vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. He gave Tom Temin an on-the-ground view of what’s going on at the border on the Federal Drive.

  • Shawn Moran, Vice President, National Border Patrol Council

    Border Patrol agents might start choosing their own work hours. A bill from Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) would also create different rules on overtime pay for agents at Customs and Border Protection. Shawn Moran is vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said if CBP can keep its personnel costs low enough, it can also keep the border fully staffed at all times.