4 Steps To Counter Border Violence

September 10, 2015

The head of the union representing Border Patrol agents says the agency needs more agents, fewer managers, and better training to counter a surge in violence along the Southern border. Brandon Judd, president of AFGE's National Border Patrol Council, testified on Sept. 9 before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 

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Categories: Border Patrol

What Have We Learned from 9/11?

September 10, 2015

Congress seems to have very short memories when it comes to funding the government. Even with a potential shutdown looming in the near future AFGE members continue to do the best they can in spite of savage budget cuts. The important programs that have helped keep Americans safe require after 9/11 adequate funding. 

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Categories: DoD, Congress, Budget, Border Patrol

Walking the Line: In Harms Way

November 18, 2014

Like most law enforcement officers, Border Patrol agents don’t know what’s in store for them when they head out to work each day. But for agents stationed along the southern U.S. border, the job is especially dangerous.

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Categories: DHS, Border Patrol

Minimizing Risk of Ebola Exposure for Employees at Points of Entry

October 10, 2014

In response to the recent Ebola crisis and the heightened risk for Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents and other federal employees, AFGE is urging the government to take all necessary measures to protect the public and government employees stationed at the U.S. ports of entry and other sites from potential exposure to the Ebola virus.

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Categories: TSA, DHS, Border Patrol

A Helping Hand

October 01, 2014

When you think of our Border Patrol and ICE agents, what image comes to mind? Chances are, you envision an army of armed law enforcement officers standing guard, ready to do what it takes to impede the flow of undocumented immigrants, illegal drugs and human trafficking into the country.

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Categories: DHS, Border Patrol

Walking the Line, Part I

August 13, 2014

The first in a series of videos AFGE will be issuing in the coming weeks highlighting Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents, specifically the often harsh realities of securing the southern U.S. border.

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Categories: Border Patrol

Honoring Agent Vega

August 06, 2014

AFGE mourns the death of member Javier Vega, a Border Patrol agent at the Kingsville Border Patrol Station in Kingsville, Texas. Agent Vega was off duty and fishing with relatives on Aug. 3 when two men attempted to rob them and opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Vega.

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Categories: Border Patrol

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