Brandon Judd, who heads up the National Border Patrol Council, told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly this week that the members of his union were excited about the promise of a Donald Trump presidency. Judd, whose NBPC represents more than 16,000 federal border agents, said he’s never seen his fellow officers so optimistic about a politician.
“We feel we now have a president that we can trust and that has the political will to finally secure the border,” Judd said. “We expect to see an awful lot of policies that have undermined border security changed in the near future.”
In the interview, Judd spoke about some of the things he wanted to see Trump accomplish. First and foremost, he said Trump should fix President Obama’s catch and release policy.
“The message that we have sent is that if you come here and you break our laws, we’re going to let you go, and you’re going to be able to stay in the United States,” Judd said.
Judd said that he wasn’t crazy about Trump’s signature proposal to build a mighty wall across the southern border, but he said certain areas should definitely be walled off.
“We want to dictate where they cross,” Judd said. “And with border walls, we’re able to dictate where they cross, and it allows us to be as successful as possible.”
How refreshing to see someone who is actually excited about the Donald Trump administration! You watch the news, and you’d think everyone and their families were headed for the storm cellars. The media is treating Trump’s inauguration as though it heralds the fall of the republic. Apparently, after recognizing for a week or two that there were actually tens of millions of Americans who liked Donald Trump, the media has gone back to their bubble. Trump is terrible, everyone agrees, that’s the end of the story.
But it isn’t. As “dark” and “ominous” as the media is trying to make Trump’s election seem, there are millions of patriots who are more hopeful than they’ve been in years. Some see a brighter future for the United States right now than they’ve ever seen in their lives, and that’s not an exaggeration. In Trump, they see a man who will finally take action – no matter how many special interest groups and establishment politicians stand in his way.
We have real problems in this country that demand real solutions – and illegal immigration is one of them. To fix it, Trump will have to stand strong against a tidal wave of hysterical opposition.
Thankfully, if there’s anything he’s proven capable of, it’s that.