November 23, 2015

Help BPA Alex Urzua Fight Spinal Cancer

Alex's Fund for Cancer Treatment

Alex Urzua was diagnosed with Stage II Ependymoma Cancer in June of 2014. In September of 2014, a malignant tumor was removed from Alex’s spinal cord. In January of 2015, Alex was informed that he had another malignant tumor on his spinal cord, but this time the tumor is inoperable. Doctors have decided that the best course of action is for Alex to receive proton therapy radiation to treat the tumor. Alex’s insurance has denied their claim and several appeals for the proton radiation treatment. He is going to move ahead with treatment in December regardless of coverage.  The estimated cost for treatment is $50,000.

Alex is a loving husband, a well-respected co-worker, and a gentleman. His humble personality has stopped him from asking anyone for help, so his friends and co-workers are banding together to raise the money he needs for this life-saving treatment. Getting Alex cancer-free will mean an immense amount to his friends.  It will mean EVERYTHING to Alex and his wife.

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November 6, 2015

NBPC Local 1613 November Membership Meeting

What: NBPC Local 1613 November Meeting
When: Tuesday November 10, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel 2270 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108 

November 3, 2015

Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz (MUR)

Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz was suspended without pay recently for an alleged on duty officer involved shooting. He was exonerated by several different agencies but circumstances have changed three years later.
Since Lonnie has been suspended without pay, you can help by contributing to his cause. An account has been opened at Cabrillo Credit Union in San Diego, CA Account#246550-00 on his behalf.
Thank you in advance for your support.

National Border Patrol Council Joins Boycott of Quentin Tarantino Movies

Leaders of the National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents more than 16,500 men and women who protect our nation’s borders, expressed their outrage at Quentin Tarantino, who last Saturday joined a New York protest of police brutality and called police “murderers.”
The Hollywood filmmaker’s words and actions are “a disgusting and dangerous insult” to all law enforcement officers, said NBPC president Brandon Judd. The Border Patrol, he pointed out, is one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies.
“We stand strongly in support of our brothers and sisters in uniform who have called for a boycott of Tarantino movies,” Judd said. “His hateful words, spoken just four days after a NYPD officer was gunned down in East Harlem, will only embolden those who would do harm to police officers. Aren’t we a big enough target already?”
The NBPC is proud to join the nation’s five largest police unions, all of which have called for a boycott of Tarantino’s work, including his upcoming movie, “The Hateful Eight.”
Judd said he agrees wholeheartedly with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which issued a statement saying "Tarantino took irresponsibility to a new and completely unacceptable level.”

November 2, 2015

Local 1613 Newsletter

 National Border Patrol Council Local 1613 Newsletter
November 2015
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Nationwide Swap Program UPDATE

This message is in regards to those employees that have been paired and their match has either; not responded or declined the Swap (negatively impacted).

Your name will not be forwarded to DC at this time. 

Also, those that declined will still be eligible for the next round of SWAPS.

Agents negatively impacted will be put back into the program and we will try to get them another pairing (one last try). But we should remember, this is done by computer and once again, everything will be done by seniority. There is a good probability that some of these Agents will not get another pairing. We hope to have round 2 out by the end of next week.

You will not be guaranteed another offering or the same station that was given to you last time.

If you are paired again, you will be notified via email.

Over 40 Agents who did decline, did so because they have already accepted a ROB or VRP.

Out of the 386 pairings (772 Agents); 138 denied the pairing, but some of them cancel each other out (both denied the pairing).