The Border Patrol union president said he will support an immigration bill that includes amnesty for “Dreamers” if it also addresses border security in a Friday statement to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Reports have been circulating that ahead of the release of a bipartisan immigration bill’s text, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd agreed to it as a “mass amnesty” plan. Sens. Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, and Kyrsten Sinema, an independent from Arizona, are discussing a proposal that would grant citizenship for illegal immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, according to Fox News, citing sources familiar.
National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the border agents accused of “whipping” migrants in September were cleared of criminal misconduct amid an ongoing investigation into the incident.
“The only reason that we know that they were cleared is because OPR [Office of Professional Responsibility] started their investigation and they compelled them to give a statement,” Judd told the DCNF. “Once you compel somebody to give a statement, you can’t take criminal action against them.”
The Biden-Harris administration has lost track of at least 45,000 unaccompanied minors who were brought across the southern border illegally — and President Joe Biden has yet to issue a statement about it.
So far this year, unaccompanied minors arriving at the border have hit record numbers. In June, there were 15,234 encounters with unaccompanied children, in July, 18,958 encounters, and in August, there were 18,847 encounters, according to Customs and Border Patrol data.