Meetings will now take place bimonthly

Due to poor attendance at the monthly union meetings, the membership has voted to have meetings every other month instead of monthly.

The next meeting will take place at the union office in Eagle Pass at 2149 Del Rio Blvd on September 11, 2014, at 7:00 pm.

As always, the next meeting will be posted on www.nbpc2366.org.

Border Patrol Union Applauds Senate Committee Passage of Pay Reform Bill

Border Patrol Union Applauds Senate Committee Passage of Pay Reform Bill

Senate bill would provide agents with fair and equitable pay system while reducing payroll costs

WASHINGTON – The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents more than 16,500 Border Patrol agents and support staff, applauds Senate committee passage of legislation to reform the Border Patrol pay system.

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday approved S. 1691, the Border Patrol Pay Reform Act. The bill now goes to the full Senate.
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Senate Committee Hearing on BP Pay Reform

Click the link below to view the hearing and read member and witness statements:

http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/border-security-examining-the-impli...

Border Patrol Pay Reform Act Goes to Mark-Up

The Border Patrol Pay Reform Act will go to mark-up in committee on May 21, 2014, at 10:00 am. The NBPC will live tweet any developments as they become available. Follow the NBPC on Twitter at @BPUnion.

Update: The BP Pay Reform Act was rescheduled for sometime after the Memorial Day recess.

Border Patrol Agent Rescues 5-Year-Old Girl From Rio Grande

Early in the morning on Friday, April 11, 2014, Border Patrol agents observed a group of illegal aliens cross the Rio Grande River into the United States near the train bridge in Eagle Pass, Texas. However, while swimming across the river, a 24-year-old Honduran woman let go of her 5-year-old sister, who quickly began to struggle to stay afloat in the river. A Border Patrol agent jumped into the river and pulled her to safety.

It is unknown if the woman and her sister were turned over to ICE for deportation to Honduras or if they were released on their own recognizance to further travel into the United States.

You can read more about the rescue below:

Eagle Pass Business Journal
Breitbart.com

Union Assists in Hosting Women in Law Enforcement Luncheon

On March 05, 2014, Agents from the Eagle Pass South Station Border Community Liaison (BCL) detail organized and hosted the Third Annual Women in Law Enforcement Conference at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass, Texas. BCL agents invited all the female law enforcement personnel stationed in the City of Eagle Pass, Texas and its surrounding community to attend the event. The purpose of the event was to recognize and honor the contributions of all women in law enforcement.

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Press Release on Kidnappings/Assaults in McAllen, Texas

San Diego, CA – March 14, 2014 – The 17,000 members of the National Border Patrol Council wish to express their deepest condolences over the recent tragedy that occurred on March 12th and 13th in McAllen, Texas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this heinous crime. We cannot begin to fathom the pain and trauma they have suffered...

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