recently completed Body Worn Camera feasibility study report issued by
Commissioner Kerlikowkse is a perfect example of the dysfunctional operations
within CBP. BWC’s are but one piece of equipment that has come to the forefront
in regards to Border Patrol Agents. CBP continues to focus its efforts on
appeasing special interest groups rather that improving the efficiency, safety
and morale of the men and women who risk their lives every day protecting this
needs to meet its obligation to these men and women by providing the
infrastructure, equipment and training necessary to allow the Border Patrol to continue
to evolve as a professional law
enforcement organization. This cannot be done by simply placating the masses.
Decisions need to be made and a commitment to the well-being of the country and
the agents is critical.
Patrol Agents need:
Weapons (to include less lethal
A negotiated contract
CBP needs to stop stalling and
resume face to face negotiations
Stop allowing LER to run the show
A wellness program that provides confidentiality.
A new Chief who will make
enforcement of US Immigration laws a priority.
Border Patrol is steeped in tradition and a culture that is slow to change. This
culture is endangering the lives of the American public and the Agents in the
field. CBP must change course and address the threat of political correctness
and pandering. CBP has a duty to give every agent the necessary resources to
protect this country and themselves. CBP is failing in that regard and it needs
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.