“Rank-and file BP agents are not going to start arresting TX NG members for following their LAWFUL orders. That's fake news,” the Border Patrol Union announced Friday, pushing against false, sensationalized media claims.
U.S. Borders agents will respect any and all “LAWFULL orders” that Texas National Guardsmen have been given, and there’s no animosity between the two groups, the union announced on social media Friday:
“TX NG and rank-and-file BP agents work together and respect each other's jobs. Period. If TX NG members have LAWFUL orders, then they have to carry out those orders.
“TX NG members realize that rank-and-file BP agents have their orders as well.”
Border agents oppose Pres. Biden’s catastrophic order to cut Texas’ border wire, but they must follow them, as long as they’re deemed legal, the union says:
“Lawful orders, no matter how unpopular or distasteful amongst rank-and-file agents, must be followed. Unlawful orders (as determined by competent legal counsel and not what some outhouse lawyer behind a keyboard says) will not be followed.
“Rank-and-file BP agents appreciate and respect what TX has been doing to defend their state in the midst of this catastrophe that the Biden Admin has unleashed on America.”
The border union’s post concludes by reiterating that U.S. border patrol and the Texas National Guard are not engaged in a battle, and “flashy headlines” should be ignored:
“We want to be perfectly clear, there is no fight between rank-and-file BP agents and the TX NG, Gov. Abbott, or TX DPS. It may make flashy headlines, but it simply isn't true.”