With Donald Trump’s presidency now only a matter of time instead of a hypothetical, border agents are bracing for a surge in illegal immigration at the southwest border as people race to get into the United States before the door shuts.
At the same time, according to the head of the union representing 16,5000 U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, career-level managers of the agency are likely to push back against the directives of outgoing political appointees of President Obama.
“They have a new boss. They know it. They need to endear themselves to him.”
My guess is that most of these Border Patrol people went into law enforcement to enforce the law, so are not trying to "endear themselves," but rather want to go back to enforcing the law.
Judd said the processing center at Nogales, Arizona, is set to open soon, and he added that he expects other processing centers to open, as well, in order to increase detention capacity.
Career-level supervisors will be more worried about offending the incoming administration than the outgoing one, Judd said.
“They have a new boss,” he said. “They know it. They need to endear themselves to him.” ...