The union for the 18,000 men and women who patrol America’s border has praised Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as the “only candidate” who supports their thankless work.
A statement from Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council, said the union has a long-standing practice of not endorsing any presidential candidates, but wanted to make clear that Trump has a different perspective from other candidates.
“The National Border Patrol Council and Local 2544 are pleased to inform voters that Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our Agents,” the union statement said. “He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a secure border and for this we are grateful.”
“The American public has continually called for a secure border and Donald Trump has promised to make this desire a reality,” the statement said, adding that the Trump campaign had asked about getting the perspective of a border patrol agent and taking a tour of the border, something the union would be pleased to do. “Donald Trump is the only candidate who has expressed this interest.”
“We are confident that the National Border Patrol Council’s longstanding message about the unsecured border and much needed support for our agents will be received well by Mr. Trump. The American public deserves to be secure in their own country and we encourage all voters to consider that candidate that has the political will to make it happen,” the statement said.
Trump also has the support of Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, famous for his tough stance against illegal immigration. “He produces results,” Arpaio said in his endorsement of Trump.
h/t: Washington Examiner