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National Border Patrol Council

The official podcasts of the National Border Patrol Council, the exclusive representative of over 17,000 non-supervisory US Border Patrol agents.

Everyday seems like a manic Monday lately. The day of this recording, Chris had been doing media interviews since midnight and Art just completed three interviews and had another 8 hours of media related activities ahead of him. The joys of representing the National Border Patrol Council. The Green Line gets the attention of LA Times reporter Paloma Esquivel. You had me at shut up. For far too long, border patrol agents have been on their own with no support from the White House. Not anymore. Secretary Kelly tells lawmakers if they don’t like the laws they should change them. Until then, they should shut up and get behind the agents tasked with enforcing them. A recent Washington Post story on the creation of a deportation force got Chris thinking. What would he do if named the head of this mythical regiment? Let the Deportamus Prime Era begin. Support our sponsors and help support the show! http://thegreenline.co/sponsors
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 23, 2017, 6:21 pm
Important message for all the open borders, pro illegal immigration, President Trump haters TOUGH ENFORCEMENT WORKS! President Obama’s failure to enforce the law led to the immigration crisis. Art and Chris hit the road literally Art drove 12 and Chris four to San Antonio to attend the 11th Annual Border Expo. "What is wrong with people?", Art and Chris ponder as the Laredo Color Guard conducts the “Presentation of Colors” Ceremony during the Border Expo. US Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello joins the guys for a no-holding-back interview. Discussion covers, manager's retreat in Puerto Rico, morale, pay reform, training, and being prepared for the “oh craps” moments. Chris gives us a look at the new tools available at Border Expo Conference to help secure the border.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 16, 2017, 11:43 pm
The new day in the patrol looks a lot like the old days. As the temperature rises on the southern border, Border Patrol brass takes off to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, agents are denied reimbursement for EMT certification due to funding shortages. Potentially harming communities along the border who depend on BP Agents. In many cases, they are the difference between life and death. Enjoy the mai tai's, gentlemen. The Patrol loses too many agents to suicide. San Diego Sector Local 1613 President Terry Shigg joined Art and Chris to discuss suicide prevention and filming with CNN. The world is watching. Two years ago, European and Asian media turned up their noses to American border security tactics. Now, an ongoing immigration crisis and recent terrorist attacks are making them rethink the whole “open borders” idea. This year alone, media from Germany, Ireland, Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, China, and the UK have come to America to learn what our agents are doing to protector borders. We learn that Dan has an Altered Fashion Style and gets his clothing tips from Fred Mertz. Support our sponsors and help support the show! http://thegreenline.co/sponsors
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 9, 2017, 7:37 pm
In this Weeks Show - Art and Chris report on the conference in Washington DC. The New York Times runs a front page article, how did this relay the issues on the border. The guys talk about Social Media in informing and misinforming on issues around security of the border. A Situation in Tucson with an escapee from BP Agents and how did TPD and the Media Respond. Voting at the NBPC Conference. Hector Garza, President Local 2455 calls in to talk with Art and Chris. Reports from Loredo include continuing the duty of protecting the border and testing of the body camera systems for BP Officers. On March 22nd The Border Patrol was represented on a story on HBO Vice, An insight for viewers and the show producers. Art and Chris send wishes to Shawn Moran who is moving on to new duties.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 2, 2017, 5:09 pm
On this week's KNST episode, Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera discuss the latest issues affecting Border Patrol agents. NBPC President Brandon Judd calls into the show to discuss his latest testimony before Congress, which includes plans to push for the restoration of FLSA pay to achieve pay parity.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 27, 2017, 3:53 pm
On this week's episode, Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran host as the NY Times and LA Times are in studio to get the full Green Line experience. Former Border Patrol Agent Dan Smith calls in to talk about his past experiences with the CBP polygraph. It's an enlightening conversation and one that will have you questioning CBP's motives with the polygraph program. Want to win a Black Rifle Coffee hat or Gerber hat? Be the first person to correctly identify the late 80s/early 90s singer we discuss on this show and email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org Be sure to support our sponsors who make the show possible!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 23, 2017, 9:42 pm
This week on The Green Line, Evan Hafer, CEO of Black Rifle Coffee, comes on the show to talk coffee, politics, and law enforcement in America. Later in the show, Chris Cabrera joins Shawn Moran to discuss the CNN interview in the RGV Sector, polygraphs, and other border security topics.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
On this week's show, Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera talk about CBP's polygraph program, the show recorded in the RGV, and we get Chris's opinion on the situation in Tucson where the police stopped assisting the Border Patrol in a search for an escaped prisoner.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 16, 2017, 4:21 pm
This week on KNST, Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran discuss this past week's failure by Tucson PD leadership to fully assist Border Patrol in searching for an escaped prisoner. They also talk about why the Santa Cruz County Sheriff doesn't feel a wall is needed. The Green Line will also be focusing on CBP's polygraph program and why the failure rate is so high compared to other agencies. Support our sponsors and help support the show! http://thegreenline.com/sponsors
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 12, 2017, 9:43 pm
On this week's episode, Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran go in-depth on some listener emails that recently arrived. They also discuss the decision by a judge to award $1 million dollars to the family of an illegal alien who died in custody. Can you believe nearly 10,000 holes were cut in the fence during the Obama administration? Support our sponsors, keep the show going strong!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 10, 2017, 12:53 am
Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera host this week live in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. They are joined by NBPC President Brandon Judd as they discuss this week's issues affecting immigration and border security.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 5, 2017, 10:00 pm
Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto host this episode of the KNST radio show. They discuss the latest immigration directives, the CBP polygraph program, and their own families' immigration histories. Sponsored by Breitbart News and powered by Black Rifle Coffee Company.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 27, 2017, 4:49 pm
On this week's episode Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto highlight some stories about Border Patrol agents that you probably didn't hear about in the media. Some Border Patrol sectors are still practicing "catch and release," while waiting for guidance. Lots of discussions on Border Patrol uniforms both past and present, cartels employing border catapults in Arizona, and an agent from Tucson take far too soon.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:00 pm
Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran are back on KNST after a short hiatus. Topics this week include the new Border Patrol chief, California's desire to be a sanctuary state, and the real effects of illegal immigration.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 19, 2017, 10:00 pm
The technical issues are fixed and the show is back live! This week Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto are discussing many of the events that have transpired recently These topics include a new Border Patrol chief, targeted enforcement actions, pink hats, bad attitudes at American Airlines, and even worse advice from the ACLU. Plus, Art makes a bold prediction near the end of the episode.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 16, 2017, 5:00 pm
The technical issues are almost solved. New shows should start next week. In the meantime, Shawn Moran announces the winners of the Gerber LMF II Infantry knife and the Haix contest, "Who has the worst looking boots?" Thanks for your support and patience. Talk to you all next week.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 9, 2017, 4:29 pm
Shawn Moran gives an update on our technical difficulties which are preventing a full show. Plus he talks about Black Rifle's newest coffee roast. We will be back as soon as we fix all the tech problems here.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 2, 2017, 4:22 pm
On this week's episode, Chris Cabrera and Shawn Moran discuss President Trump's executive orders on both interior enforcement and border security. Final days to win the Gerber LMF II Infantry knife. Listen to the show to find out how to win. Glad to announce our newest sponsor, Black Rifle Coffee Company. Want a pair of Haix boots? Email us a picture of your boots after a hard day in the field.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 29, 2017, 10:00 pm
On this episode, Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera delve into the latest story about CBP's polygraph program and its failure rate of over 50%. They also discuss the latest developments in the case of two suspects who shot at a Border Patrol agent in Tucson Sector. Finally, Senator Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joins the show and discusses border security and what he sees in the future for the US Border Patrol.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 22, 2017, 10:00 pm
Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, Chris Cabrera, and Albert Trevino report from DC prior to the Inauguration events. Art gives an update on the arrests of two shooters who fired on a Border Patrol agent in Tucson Sector. Chris also reports on how anti-Trump protesters assaulted him on the streets of DC.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 19, 2017, 10:29 pm
Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto start off this week's episode with a discussion of the latest editorial by the LA Times Editorial Board, who is fearful of back-sliding on civil rights under a Trump administration. They also discuss a theory that really deserves no attention at all: chase and scatter. Shawn and Art tell you why this makes no sense int he US Border Patrol. Send in a picture of how trashed your boots are at the end of your shift to win a pair of brand new Haix boots. Heroes wear Haix. Also in this episode: the latest Mark Morgan email, the anti-police painting in the US Capitol, and a discussion on man-buns.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 15, 2017, 10:00 pm
Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera host this week's podcast and start off by discussing the anti-police painting that has become a topic of debate in the US Capitol. They also highlight some of the attacks that federal employees can expect to face in the coming months as Congress begins passing laws. Chris also talks about a conversation he had with polygraphs who listen to the show, and the problems they are facing. A new contest is announced for a Gerber LMF II survival knife. Listen to find out how to win.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran discuss the latest happenings on the border this week. Lots of action in the Tucson Sector as agents are being shot at and viciously assaulted. The final arrest numbers are out for 2016 and surprise, they went up! We are not shocked though since we have been saying it since early in 2016. We also share our thoughts on what might happen early on in the Trump administration.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:00 pm
Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto are back for 2017 with the first show of the New Year. Lots of action over the holiday break as agents were shot at and assaulted in the Tucson Sector. Border Patrol arrests went up in 2016, even as the administration tries to downplay the problem. We also talk about two stories you probably didn't hear about in the mainstream media as they entail Border Patrol agents doing the right thing. We also announce the winners of the 5.11 Tactical contest.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 5, 2017, 3:00 pm
Happy New Year! Shawn Moran returns to review some of the best segments from 2016. From Sheriff Joe to President-Elect Donald Trump these are the clips you need to hear. Have a safe and happy 2017!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 1, 2017, 10:00 pm
Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera are back again this week hosting. Lots of call-ins this week and information from around the country. A huge thanks to Andy Taylor for editing and producing the last few shows. Merry Christmas to everyone! See you in 2017!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 25, 2016, 10:00 pm
On this week's radio show, Breitbart News Editor Brandon Darby returns to the show to discuss border security with Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 19, 2016, 2:47 pm
This week Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera host the show from the TechTalk studios in Tucson, AZ. First up, the lack of manpower is impacting operations throughout the southwest border. Assaults are up, violence is increasing, and apprehensions are spiking but you hear very little from the administration or mainstream media. Art calls for safety during the holiday season, don't drink and drive! Lots of discussion on the state of NFL teams. Also an insight into the mind of Dan Benavidez and his production duties. The show closes with some shout-outs.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 15, 2016, 3:00 pm
On this episode, Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto give an update on the shooting in the Rio Grande Valley sector, discuss the Chief's testimony before a Senate committee, and discuss a pending lawsuit by the ACLU over warrantless searches. They also talk about former DHS Secretary Napolitano's plan to make all University of California campuses "safe spaces" for illegal alien students.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 11, 2016, 10:00 pm
On this week's episode, Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto discuss the testimony from Chief Mark Morgan at last week's HSGAC hearing, the situation regarding the overpayment by the government of overtime, and the tale of two illegal aliens arrested after harassing a sea turtle. Art Del Cueto talks about his charity ride to a local children's hospital in AZ by the Riders of the Third Degree. As always we talk about the great sponsors that support this show. Check them out on thegreenline.co We also talk about what is on our radar this week including podcasts, podcast apps, and other groups that support Border Patrol agents. The podcast available on Spreaker, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and available very soon on iHeartRadio. Listen Sunday at 3PM AZ to KNST, Tucson’s Most Stimulating Talk.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 8, 2016, 3:00 pm
We want to thank KNST for having our show come onboard. You can listen live every Sunday at 3PM Arizona Time or stream it online. This week Shawn Moran discusses several Border Patrol issues and welcomes Chris Harris, NBPC 1613's Legislative and Political Affairs Director. The two discuss the latest outreach efforts by Local 1613 and the issues currently being addressed in the San Diego Sector. Want to show your Green Line pride? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org for patches or stickers. Enter our 5.11 Tactical giveaway prior to December 15th for a ton of free items. Go to http://www.thegreenline.co/2016/11/23/5-11-tactical-giveaway/ to enter and see the gear you can win.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 5, 2016, 7:55 pm
This week Shawn Moran briefly discusses Chief Morgan's testimony before the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee and comments that were made there. More to come on that next week from Art and Chris. We announce this month's winner of the Haix boots. Heroes wear Haix. The Nationwide Swap program will be open Dec. 5th - Dec. 19th. If you want a swap this is your chance. More gear to give away, enter the 5.11 Tactical giveaway by emailing us. See thegreenline.co for more details. A shout out to all the Border Patrol agents deployed downrange in Asia from the 433rd Security Forces Squadron "Alamo Defenders" attached to the 407th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Thanks for listening while overseas and for serving this nation! Stay safe! Listen this Sunday as we debut on KNST 790AM at 3PM Arizona time. We will also be on the iHeart Radio app. Tune in!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 1, 2016, 10:10 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners, especially the Border Patrol agents working out on the border today! On this week's episode we get an update on the border crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, discuss the latest meeting between NBPC President Brandon Judd and President-Elect Donald Trump, and we honor Border Patrol Agent David Gomez who suffered a heart attack last week while on duty in El Paso. We also give details on how to take part in our contests for 5.11 Tactical gear and a pair of Haix boots. Listen or check out thegreenline.co for details. We also preview the next contest featuring the LMFII knife from Gerber.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: November 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
On Episode 119, Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera discuss the latest news from the Rio Grande Valley Sector where 150 agents have been deployed to help with the crisis of juveniles and families crossing the border. Chief Padilla says no crisis to see there, who's telling the truth? We announce the latest giveaway contest from 5.11 Tactical. Come up with the best new motto for the Border Patrol and win the Moab 10 bag plus other 5.11 products. We pause to remember an agent lost to a heart attack while on duty last night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. A Supervisory Border Patrol agent is arrested in Laredo Sector for continued harassment of his subordinates. The guys discuss this developing situation. Lots of topics this week to discuss. Be sure to check it out and share it with a friend or co-worker.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: November 17, 2016, 3:00 pm
On this episode, Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera announce the winner of the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk. Congrats to Justin Weber of the Calexico Border Patrol Station, whose photo of him and his daughter fishing while promoting The Green Line won him the grand prize. The hosts also discuss the upcoming election and the resurgence of the Central American children and families flooding through the Rio Grande Valley.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: November 3, 2016, 2:00 pm
Episode 116 0:00 Intro 2:30 California banned weapons 9:30 Nogales International article 26:30 Update on Haix Boots 29:45 A few days left to win the Downrange Tomahawk from Gerber 32:45 Art’s shoutouts 34:30 The Green Line wins the Award for Excellence at the San Diego PRSA Bernays Awards 40:00 Kombucha talk 45:45 Dan’s giraffe costume 47:41 Disclaimer and end Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera host this week’s show and start off with a discussion of the Rio Grande Valley and why agents love it. They also talk, albeit without any real basis of knowledge, about weapons that are banned in California. The Nogales International publishes another article about Border Patrol agents carrying rifles. If you want to order discounted Haix boots go to http://thegreenline.co/sponsors or http://bpc-boots.com Shawn also discusses The Green Line winning another award for the podcast.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 27, 2016, 2:00 pm
William La Jeunesse of Fox News Channel returns to discuss the state of the media in America, thoughts on the Presidential and Congressional elections, and the state of border security. Always an interesting interview, you won't want to miss this episode.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 23, 2016, 2:00 pm
All three hosts are back this week and there is a lot to discuss! Topics range from the Supreme Court hearing a case about a border shooting to fabricated apprehension rates. The guys also discuss an attempted break-in at Art's house. Be sure to listen and tell a friend about the show! 0:00 Intro 2:00 Art's break-in 5:00 Social media reviews 8:00 Overpayment issues and blame 18:00 AP Story on Apprehension Rate 26:30 SCOTUS to hear border shooting case 36:30 Agent's rifle scares former newspaper publisher 40:15 DHS tweets #refugeeswelcome 48:00 Glitter Beards 51:32 End
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 20, 2016, 2:00 pm
This episode is hosted by Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera, Art Del Cueto is at mandatory training in West Virgina. First up. Shawn recounts the events leading up to and following the meeting last week with Donald J. Trump, the Republican Presidential nominee, last week in New York City. After the break Chris and Shawn interview Denise Gitsham, the Republican candidate for Congress from California's 52nd District.  There is a robust discussion about triathlons, what is needed for border security, and Denise Gitsham's very diverse background. 0:00 Intro 3:00 Recap of meeting with Donald Trump 12:00 Interview with Denise Gitsham Part One 23:00 Interview with Denise Gitsham Part Two 35:00 Interview with Denise Gotsham Part Three
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
On this week's show, Chris Cabrera and Shawn Moran host as Art Del Cueto is attending advanced training in West Virginia. The biggest topic this week is the meeting with Donald Trump that Shawn attended in NYC along with four other NBPC officials. They also discuss US Citizenship and Immigration Services rushing through naturalization applications so immigrants can vote in the election. We also announce the winner of the size 10 Haix boots! 0:00 Intro 5:30 Recap of Trump Meeting 16:00 Pushing through naturalization applications 22:45 HeHateMe 25:00 KVOI Preview 27:00 Kim and Kanye 28:50 Sponsors 38:30 End
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 13, 2016, 2:00 pm
Episode 111 is full of topics but none bigger than the continuation of our interview with Senator John McCain of Arizona. We continue talking about border security, bipartisanship, and he even weighs in with how he feels on the NBPC's endorsement of Donald Trump. NBPC Attorney Michael Baranic joins the show in studio to discuss the legal basis behind the use of force by law enforcement officers, specifically the shooting in El Cajon, CA. 0:00 Intro 1:55 Senator John McCain Interview Continued 12:12 Senator John McCain Interview Continued 18:08 Art. Chris, and Michael Baranic back live in studio. 19:00 Immigration situation in North Carolina 21:24 The softer side of Chris Cabrera 24:15 Do you wear size 10 boots? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org and put Size 10 in the subject to win this extra pair. 25:00 El Cajon PD shooting discussion 35:00 Back from commercial break, discussion on use of force continues.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 9, 2016, 2:00 pm
Episode 110 starts off with a whimper but quickly roars to life!  NBPC Attorney Michael Baranic joins Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera to give shout-outs and legal interpretations on use of force and other topics.  Listen to the radio show on KVOI this Sunday at 7AM. This is by far one of our funniest episodes yet.  Listen carefully to Chris Cabrera's one liners that he drops throughout the conversations. 0:00 Intro 4:00 Thanks to Andrew Wilkow and Ian Scotto for repping The Green Line. 4:30 Harambe 6:24 Vice Presidential Debates 14:34 Legal basis behind law enforcement's use of force 30:30 Possible SCOTUS changes 37:47 Haix Boots Free pair of size 10s to give away 40:52 15:13 Holsters Always Carry Your Club When You Leave The Cave! 43:45 Gerber Gear Stay tuned for curated give-away packages.  Email how you are representing The Green Line with a picture to thegreenline@bpunion.org 47:47 Potential coffee sponsor upcoming 52:47 End of show   Also check out 511Tactical.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 6, 2016, 2:00 pm
The show starts with a discussion of Art's role on the show and his transition from a closer to a starting pitcher. They then preview some of the guests on this week's show, Senator John McCain and Greg McGillivary, Esq. Shawn then veers off on a tangent when telling a story about a long time Border Patrol supporter, Roger Hedgecock. He then follows up on last week's Keira Knightley analogy and puts up an idea to get the testosterone on the show under control. 0:00 Intro 5:30 Roger Hedgecock story 10:50 Too much testosterone on the show? 12:00 Interview with Senator John McCain 17:07 Technical correction update 23:00 Continued interview with Sen. McCain 25:45 Concerns about continued Obama-type immigration policies 35:00 Update on pay lawsuits from Greg McGillivary 43:17 Wrap-up and discussion of presidential debate
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: October 2, 2016, 2:00 pm
Our listeners requested it so we made it happen, a Green Line/SOFREP mashup. Honored to welcome Ian Scotto (@IanScotto) of SOFREP Radio onto the show. The conversation is wide-ranging as they discuss the founding of SOFREP, immigration policy, and how both Shawn and Ian got their starts with radio. It's an episode you won't want to miss. 0:00 Intro 2:00 Interview with Ian Scotto 11:15 Ramos and Compean Case 15:30 Discussion of heroin epidemic 21:00 Border wall discussion 36:42 Military literature renaissance 50:30 Conversation veers off into radio jobs and the format of NYC radio stations 53:08 Podcasts and niche topics 1:01:12 Inner city issues being ignored 1:03:13 Wrap-up Be sure to support our sponsors who support the show! Breitbart.com HaixUSA.com https://www.haixusa.com/factory-seconds GerberGear.com 1513Holsters.com REFotoWerks.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 29, 2016, 2:00 pm
In this episode, Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera are joined by Josh Wilson to discuss the main topic of Java Vega's murder being classified as a line of duty death by CBP. They also discuss the number of Unaccompanied children still crossing through the RGV Sector and the hundred of Haitians overwhelming resources in the San Diego Sector. Be sure to support our sponsors who support the show! Breitbart.com HaixUSA.com https://www.haixusa.com/factory-seconds GerberGear.com 1513Holsters.com REFotoWerks.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 25, 2016, 2:00 pm
After 780 days the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. has finally been classified as a line of duty death. His name will be included on the CBP Valor Memorial and we will work to further have his sacrifice recognized. Shawn Moran and Josh Wilson sit down to discuss this development and what it means to Border Patrol agents. We also recognize the bravery and heroics of two Kingsville Border Patrol agents and Shawn gives an overview of topics discussed at last weekend's Local Presidents Meeting in San Diego. Be sure to support our sponsors who support the show! Breitbart.com HaixUSA.com https://www.haixusa.com/factory-seconds GerberGear.com 1513Holsters.com REFotoWerks.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 22, 2016, 7:08 pm
Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto host this week and discuss several topics including the latest DHS stats, the AFGExit petition, and the latest giveaway. 0:00 Intro 3:00 777 days since the murder of Javier Vega, Jr. 8:35 Update from Benavidez regarding interview with Commissioner 12:20 DHS stats for 2016 on UACs and FMUAs 25:45 5.11 Tactical is latest show sponsor 29:05 Green Line stickers available 36:00 Submit clips for the "Best of 2016" 40:30 AFGExit Petition 47:10 Gerber Tomahawk Giveaway Represent the Green Line by sending us a photo with your Green Line patch or sticker. Be creative, adventurous, or humorous and the best one will win the tomahawk. Send the photos to thegreenline@bpunion.org 48:17 Disclaimer
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 18, 2016, 2:00 pm
Here are the topics for this week's show with Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran: 0:00 Intro 1:30 Upcoming Guests 3:00 Tomahawk Giveaway Announced along with rules 8:30 Make Holsters Great Again. 1513Holsters.com Check out the Harvey model. 10:00 Social Media Update 12:45 Why are we part of AFGE? 17:10 Trump Endorsement Discussion 27:15 How many pairs of jeans? 29:30 Will Kerlikowske do the interview next week? 30:40 Kaepernick Protests
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 15, 2016, 5:25 pm
The show starts off with the continued discussion on the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega and how it has been 770 days since that fateful day. Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera also pay tribute to Josh Wilson and his recently departed K9 partner, Nezmar. Nezmar was responsible for multiple seizures and arrests in San Diego Sector. They also discuss the lack of signatures on the petition for Javier Vega's murder to be considered a line of duty death. In a WhiteHouse.org petition, less than 5000 signatures were collected The guys then discuss where they were on 9/11 and how it impacted their life. Last week Shawn took part in an interview with MSNBC where he was asked, "Is Mexico really the problem?" This leads to a discussion this week amongst the hosts with many examples of why Mexico is the problem. Be sure to support our sponsors who support the show! Breitbart.com HaixUSA.com https://www.haixusa.com/factory-seconds GerberGear.com 1513Holsters.com REFotoWerks.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 11, 2016, 6:18 pm
The show starts off with an update from Dan Benavidez on the prospects of getting an interview with Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske. This conversation strays into a discussion of Designing Women, Chris’s favorite TV show. After getting back to the topic at hand Dan says he believes the odds are even money that we will get the Commissioner to sit down for an interview. 767 days since the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr. and still no line of duty death classification by CBP. A listener writes in to correct some stats on the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk. The guys then get into a discussion on the lack of leadership in the Border Patrol and how it manifests itself during careers and into retirement. We also honor Josh Wilson and his K9, Nezmar, who unfortunately had to be euthanized last week. Our thoughts and appreciation go out to Josh during this difficult time. There is a lot of disappointment that the Vega petition garnered so few signatures. The topic then turns to a recent MSNBC interview in which Shawn was asked, “Is Mexico really the problem?” What do you think? Leave us a comment with your opinion. Finally, recent comments by a LA Times reporter about the podcast are discussed. Be sure to support all our sponsors: breitbart.com haixusa.com gerbergear.com 1513holsters.com REFotoWerks.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 8, 2016, 5:16 pm
At the start of the show Shawn Moran welcomes Chris Cabrera back to the studio and they detail some upcoming appearances and interviews. Support Team Green Line in the SanDiegoStairClimb.com by joining us or donating to the cause. Shawn talks about 1513holsters.com, the newest sponsor of the podcast and radio show. The Green Line holsters just showed up and the boys couldn't be happier with the quality or low-profile factor. Shawn talks about an encounter he had outside the studio this week. The majority of the episode is dedicated to Secretary Clinton's immigration proposals should she be elected President and how they would impact Border Patrol operations. Art and Chris talk about how the RGV and Tucson Sectors would be affected by amnesty or more liberal immigration policies. The big question is: why does she not talk about any type of border enforcement? Be sure to support all our sponsors: breitbart.com haixusa.com gerbergear.com 1513holsters.com REFotoWerks.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
We start out the 100th episode thanking all of the people that got us here, especially Thane Gallagher, Christina Ramirez, Julie Ledesma, Mike Baranic, Jason Aldrich, Brandon Judd, Dan Benavidez, all our guests, all our contributors, and all our supporters! We delve into the Colin Kaepernick Pledge of Allegiance debate and whether any stations do the Pledge at musters. This leads into a discussion about NFL teams relocating and how Tony Romo is supporting Obamacare all by himself. The boys also discuss whether Goose Island Brewing should be a sponsor due to their Green Line pale ale. Check out our other sponsors: Breitbart.com HaixUSA.com GerberGear.com 1513Holsters.com There is then a discussion about whether someone should do a “desk pop” to celebrate the 100th episode. They talk about some of the businesses that agents have and how to support them, along with all of the civic organizations that agents volunteer for. Art makes sure that the Free Masons are mentioned a few times. The boys close out the show talking about some San Diego sports teams and why the fans don’t care if they ever win a major championship. Thanks to everyone for listening and helping us get to 100 shows.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 1, 2016, 3:58 pm
Chris Cabrera returns this week and calls into the show while on vacation! He and Shawn Moran discuss the latest trends in the Rio Grande Valley, the final attempt to interview the Commissioner in Detroit next month, and the newest sponsor for the show: www.1513holsters.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran host this session and get way off script at certain points. They discuss the funeral of Manny Alvarez, a criminal prosecution of a Border Patrol agent, Uber, Guns and Roses and much more in this wide-ranging episode. Welcome our new sponsor: www.1513holsters.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 25, 2016, 2:00 pm
The show starts off this week with Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto discussing the petition to designate Javier Vega's murder as a line of duty death. Art also gives information on the death of Border Patrol Agent Manny Alvarez, one of Art's academy classmates, who died last week in the line of duty in Casa Grande, AZ. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. This week's shows are dedicated to Manny Alvarez. After the break, Rep. Randy Weaver joins the show to discuss pending legislation he is sponsoring to help secure the border and stop the flow of refugees from Syria. This legislation includes the POSSE Act and the No Resettlement Without Consent Act. In the final segment, Shawn and Art discuss their producer's inability to type or text and define what a "brushout" is after Dan Benavidez attempts to alter his texting history. They also discuss the sponsors, Breitbart News, Haix Boots, and Gerber. Art thanks Senator McCain, Rep. McSally, Governor Ducey, Sheriff Babeu, and Tucson Sector management for all their help and support throughout the loss of Manny Alvarez.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 21, 2016, 2:00 pm
This week's episode sees Shawn Moran and Art Del Cueto hosting a very difficult show as they discuss the loss of Border Patrol Agent Manny Alvarez of the Casa Grande station. Alvarez died on duty in a motorcycle accident. This week's episodes are dedicated to Manny Alvarez. The majority of this episode is a discussion on loss, the bonds of being a Border Patrol agent, and Art remembering his friend and classmate. Listen to the radio show this weekend to hear our interview with Rep. Randy Weber of Texas and his proposed legislative initiatives. Also, join us at the San Diego 9/11 Stair Climb on September 10th in San Diego. sandiegostairclimb.com A Google alert shows the difference between Border Patrol and the Office of Field Operations. We also discuss the final plan to interview the Commissioner. Art wants to know about his time conducting a Mexican symphony at a CBP event. Finally, a plea for everyone to sign the petition to get Javier Vega a line of duty death classification. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/honor-fallen-border-patrol-agent-javier-harvey-vega-jr-his-sacrifice-line-duty-death-lodd-designation
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 18, 2016, 2:00 pm
Art Del Cueto again joins Shawn Moran to host the full episode of The Green Line. As the two year anniversary has passed since the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega Jr., Shawn and Art discuss the situation in depth. They start by recalling where they were when they heard the news of Javy's murder. Joining the show this week to discuss border security and how Clinton and Trump's border and immigration proposals will affect local law enforcement on the border, is "America's Toughest Lawman," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio . He discusses his extensive background in law enforcement, including his arrest of Elvis Presley in Las Vegas. He talks about what he wants to see from the next presidential administration and about his support and admiration of Border Patrol agents. Wrapping up the show, Art and Shawn discuss their sponsors: Haix, Breitbart News, and Gerber. The conversation then flows into fair journalistic practices and how some reporters shape stories about the Border Patrol.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 7, 2016, 2:00 pm
In this episode Shawn Moran talks about the upcoming San Diego Stair Climb to bene fit fallen fire fighters and honor those lost on 9/11. He then goes back to discuss President Obama's remarks at the funeral of five murdered police officers in Dallas and shares his thoughts on events at the DNC.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 4, 2016, 2:00 pm
In this episode Art Del Cueto joins Shawn Moran for the entire show as Chris Cabrera is on leave. 172 days until January 20th and Kerlikowske is out of office. 728 Days Since Murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. Shawn talks about the murder of a Travis County deputy sheriff whose murder was declared a line of duty death in just 12 hours. CBP could learn from some of these departments. Shawn and Art also discuss the NY Times article about the border fence and AZ ranchers' feelings about it. A fence or wall is necessary to stop drive-throughs and slow down illegal aliens from entering. It isn't the total solution but it is a tool that Border Patrol agents use. Art and Shawn also discuss Sen. Kaine's pledge to deliver amnesty within 100 days of taking office, if elected. Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, joins the show for segments two and three to discuss the impact of past amnesties and the potential impact of Hillary Clinton's immigration proposals. In the final segment, Donald Trump's words about Border Patrol agents from the Republican National Convention are heard. Both Shawn and Art were excited by his comments about including agents in a solution for border security. They also talk about their sponsors: Breitbart News, Gerber, and Haix Boots. Shawn describes some of the violent messages being received by Brandon Darby at the RNC. Thanks for listening and I you want a Green Line patch email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 31, 2016, 2:00 pm
Join The Green Line on Sept. 10th in San Diego as they take part in a 9/11 Stair Climb to honor those who died. Join us in person or help a great cause by donating: https://www.classy.org/checkout/register?eid=75541&ftid=84844 This episode starts with the audio of Donald Trump speaking at the Republican National Convention and mentioning how he will include Border Patrol agents directly in helping to improve border security. Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran discuss the speech and how it has them pumped up to be able to do their jobs. 725 days since the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. Art discusses a case where he is representing an agent and the agency has failed to present the "evidence" they claim to have showing wrongdoing. They discuss their sponsors and specifically about Brandon Darby of Breitbart News, who received multiple threats at the RNC. On the radio show this week is Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies discussing the impact that Hillary Clinton's immigration proposals will have. Shawn and Art also discuss an Arizona Republic article about a border shooting where an agent responded from a few blocks away. They talk about how this is not unusual and the reporter is making more out of it than it warrants. They also talk about some strange legal moves in the criminal case regarding compelled statements. Shawn and Art then give credit to agents who conducted rescues in Laredo, TX. These agents are heroes and this is the type of story that should be reported on by the mainstream media. They also discuss some of the AFGE leadership being at the Democratic National Convention, yet no one attended the Republican National Convention. Want to show your support of the show? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org to get your Green Line patch!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 28, 2016, 4:28 pm
721 days since the murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. Still no classification as a line of duty death from CBP. Good to see the Terry family continue fighting for their brother, Brian, at the Republican National Convention. Fast and Furious killed him and hundreds others by releasing rifles into Mexico. This week's shows are dedicated to the fallen officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department murdered this week in further violence against law enforcement officers. Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera discuss the latest article on the Border Patrol from Politico. Shawn sees it as another hit piece from the author, whom he believes played fast and loose with the facts. Our guest this week is American Federation of Government Employees President J. David Cox, who talks about some of AFGE's legislative goals, his background as a VA nurse, and his dismay on labor issues with the Obama administration. AFGE President Cox speaks very passionately about the work of Border Patrol agents and the working conditions they encounter. He has been to the border and seen it with his own eyes. Shawn and Chris start the final segment discussing two of the show sponsors, Haix Boots and Gerber. They continue to discuss the Politico article and whether it was a fair representation of the Union and Border Patrol agents. Two claims that are patently false are Obama's claims of being the highest level deporter as President and the claim that the Border Patrol has been the deadliest law enforcement agency since 2005. They finish the show talking about AFGE and the interview with J. David Cox, whom they give a strong B+/A- rating as AFGE president.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 24, 2016, 2:00 pm
718 days since the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. and CBP still has not made this a line of duty death. The fight for justice will continue! We are taking bets on whether the Commissioner will blow us off in Detroit, the odds are long but the payout could be great. Glad to see the Terry family continue their fight for justice in the death of their brother, Brian, at the Republican National Convention. Social media update with some emails and reviews. The war on law enforcement continues as three police officers are murdered in Baton Rouge, LA. We dedicate this week's episodes to the fallen officers in Baton Rouge. Shawn, Art, and Chris discuss the latest events and possible ways to solve this deadly problem. Thanks to our primary sponsor, Breitbart News! http://breitbart.com Check out the official knives of The Green Line! Next giveaway is this Tomahawk! http://www.gerbergear.com/Cutting-tools/Axes/Downrange-Tomahawk_30-000715 The trio discusses a recent article from Politico in which Chris is prominently featured. http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-donald-trump-mexico-us-border-patrol-immigration-undocumented-illegal-customs-texas-rio-grande-214060 Shawn asks Chris and Art what they thought the Border Patrol was prior to joining up. Art shares some stories from southern AZ and Chris talks about he was very unfamiliar with the BP prior to being hired. Shawn talks about he thought it would be all about yelling, "No time for back-up!" then doing a shoulder roll and sliding across the hood of a car! Chris reminds listeners to contact us when they see shenanigans going on in terms of numbers or coverage. Listen to the radio show on Sunday mornings at 7AM on KVOI 1030AM in Tucson or on KVOI.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 21, 2016, 2:00 pm
Welcome to Episode 89! Shawn and Chris start off by dedicating this week's episodes to the fallen officers in Dallas, TX. This event hit home for Chris as he grew up in Dallas and now works in the same field as these officers. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at The Green Line go out to the fallen, their families, and the City of Dallas. A special recognition goes to Chief Brown for his leadership during this crisis. Karrson Koivisto joins the show via phone after the first commercial break to discuss the history of Gerber and their current product line. Border Patrol agents can look forward to BP green as an option for knife handles and a new silent velcro. Karrson also discusses Gerber's Pro Program available to Border patrol agents. Congratulations to Matt Trombley of the Richford Border Patrol Station, the winner of the Gerber Propel Downrange Auto Knife! The next giveaway is the Downrange Tomahawk! As the show wraps up, Art Del Cueto joins the show and discusses the official footwear of the show, Haix Boots. In the next few weeks Jim Gerien will be on the show to discuss the boots and the website through which agents can get a 20-30% discount.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 17, 2016, 2:00 pm
711 days since the murder of Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. and CBP has not declared it a line of duty death. The Union will continue to fight to have his name on the wall in DC. Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera start off the show discussing whether the Border Patrol should have its own haka prior to heading out for patrol. Shawn reviews their recent conference at Podcast Movement 16 and upcoming expansion to other platforms. The Green Line is now available on Otto Radio. Don't miss Karrson Koivisto from Gerber on this week's radio broadcast of The Green Line, Sunday mornings at 7AM Pacific on KVOI 1030AM and KVOI.com We also announce the winner of the Propel Downrange Auto Knife. Art reveals that he is one of the agents who has muster boots and field boots, but has raves for his Haix boots. Coming up next week, AFGE President J. David Cox calls into the radio show to discuss the state of labor in the federal government. In the social media update, the hosts discuss a critical review that points out some of the show's shortcomings. It is a fair review and one which is being worked on to correct the problems. Shawn provides an update on the latest round of the Nationwide Swap Program. Thanks to Robert Pepperdine for all his hard work on this issue. While discussing the murder of 5 Dallas Police Officers, Shawn and Art give out information on two incidents that have occurred with Border Patrol agents that had the potential for conflict with suspected protesters. The Texas Tribune and REVEAL have written several articles, the latest highlighting some of the shortcomings of Border Patrol leadership. The guys discuss the wake left by the past two Border Patrol chiefs. Art and Chris gives a shout out to all our listeners and agents in Indio, CA and McAllen, TX. Also a shout out to our producer, Dan Benavidez, and his mom who faithfully listens on KVOI. Want a Green Line patch? Email thegreenline@bpunion.org
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 14, 2016, 2:00 pm
The Green Line Intro Episode 87 July 10, 2017 Broadcasting live from the Breitbart News Studios, Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera lead off the KVOI show. As always they remember Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. and the fact that CBP has not designated his murder as a line of duty death. They call on Chief Mark Morgan to put his stamp on the Border Patrol and make this murder a line of duty death. Chris Cabrera talks about the increase in assaults by OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) on Border Patrol agents. The US Attorneys Office is prosecuting the illegal aliens committing these crimes, which has not always happened in the past. Shawn and Chris also address the complaints made by the ACLU about the conditions in Border Patrol holding cells. Complaints include that the cells are too cold, uncomfortable and that the food is unappealing. After the break, award-winning journalist and WMEX radio host Michele McPhee join Shawn and Chris to discuss border security. She talks about how what happens at the border doesn’t always stay at the border. Wrapping up the show, Art Del Cueto joins Shawn Moran and promptly offers up Chris Cabrera’s spot on the show after his anti-Yankee comments. Art offers his opinion on the ACLU lawsuit on holding conditions. Del Cueto also discusses cases where agents were assaulted and the US government does not prosecute the illegal aliens who committed them. Del Cueto also details points of Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan and how it goes further than the actions that President Obama took. If you want to take part in our Gerber give-away, email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org and tell us why you need or deserve a new Gerber auto-opening knife.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 10, 2016, 2:00 pm
On this week's episode Shawn Moran, Art Del Cueto, and Chris Cabrera start off by discussing Dan Benavidez and the fact that CBP has yet to declare the murder of Javier Vega a line of duty death. Will Chief Morgan help us with this cause and show that he identifies as a Border Patrol agent? Want to win a Gerber knife? Tell us why you deserve one at thegreenline@bpunion.org Thanks to Gerber and Haix Boots. See them at haixusa.com Once again the topic of polygraphs for CBP employment is discussed especially some of the horror stories about how they are applied to applicants. It appears some polygraphs look at failing people as sport or have some axes to grind. Shawn, Art, and Chris discuss a recent report about US citizens being detained and about the condition of Border Patrol stations and detention centers. Prior to the July 4th holiday, CBP released info on four use of force incidents, providing some long called for transparency. Art and Chris give their opinion on whether this is the direction the agency should go. Finally the guys discuss the Supreme Court's tie which sends the case on the President's executive actions back down to the lower courts. It send the message that even Presidents are not above the law. Listen to Episode 87 on Sunday morning at 7AM Pacific on KVOI.com and KVOI-1030AM. WMEX radio host and award-winning journalist Michele McPhee joins us to discuss border security and how it impacts Boston and other cities.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 7, 2016, 12:00 pm
This week on The Green Line, Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera discuss the latest on new Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan. They also remember Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr., who was murdered 100 weeks ago, and how his murder has not been declared a line of duty death by Customs and Border Protection. Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu returns to the show to discuss border security and how illegal immigration affects his county and others throughout the US. You can find out more about him at: http://www.sheriffpaul.com In the final segment Art Del Cueto wraps up the show by further discussing the lack of consequences in border security and how it is affecting Tucson, AZ.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 3, 2016, 2:00 pm
Art Del Cueto and Shawn Moran discuss the latest issues from the world of border security and immigration. First they discuss Mark Morgan, the new Border Patrol Chief and first outsider to head the agency. Shawn discusses the Federation for American Immigration Reform's "Hold Their Feet To The Fire" event last week in Washington, DC. Other topics this week include the loss of a Border Patrol K9, an award for a USCIS supervisor who obstructed the San Bernardino terror investigation, and an update on our Gerber knife contest. Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org with why you deserve a new knife.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: June 30, 2016, 1:00 pm
Happy Father's Day to one and all! Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera start the show by discussing their Father's Day plans and then get into the latest agent-involved shooting out of Yuma, AZ. Luckily, the Border Patrol agent survived and will recover from his injuries. They also discuss a report from Judicial Watch detailing how the Obama administration is moving hundreds of illegal aliens away from the border and into interior neighborhoods. Yours could be next! Shawn and Chris also give details on the Gerber knife giveaway. Email thegreenline@bpunion.org before July 1 and tell us why you should get the Propel Downrange Automatic Knife from Gerber. Ildefonso Ortiz of Breitbart News joins the show after the first break to discuss spillover violence on the border, the Cartel Chronicles, and whether or not cartels are on the same level as terrorist organizations. Art Del Cueto joins Shawn in the final segment to hammer home the themes of this episode. Art will tell listeners why he believes that the Obama administration has its head in the sand, hoping the immigration problems will just go away. The picture this administration has painted of themselves does not fit in with reality. All this and more in this week's episode of The Green Line!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: June 19, 2016, 2:00 pm
This week the podcast-only format returns with its focus on Border Patrol agents and workplace issues. Shawn Moran hosts and discusses the agent-involved shooting in Yuma, AZ. All of us at The Green Line are glad the agent will be OK and that he lived to fight another day. Police in Dallas shoot a rock-throwing suspect at Love Field. Shawn discusses this and how the ACLU thinks only Border Patrol agents shoot rock throwers. The US Attorney in Del Rio, TX gets three convictions and lengthy prison terms for three convicts that attacked Border Patrol agents. Why can't other US Attorneys do the same? Finally, a Health and Safety update on hearing loss thanks to NBPC Health and Safety Representative Steve Veloz. Tell us why you need the Gerber Propel Downrange Automatic Knife and you could win! Email your entry to thegreenline@bpunion.org
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: June 16, 2016, 7:43 pm
On this week's episode of The Green Line, Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera start off by discussing CBP's Use of Force Averted Award and how a similar award within the LAPD put officers in dangerous situations. More Other Than Mexicans (OTMs) being reported throughout most southwest Border Patrol sectors, they're coming here...what are we going to do with them? Finally Chris and Shawn discuss how immigrant rights activists turn on liberal media outlets for telling the truth about the border. William La Jeunesse joins the show after the first commercial break to discuss why it took seven years for the media to see through Obama's claim of improved immigration enforcement. he also talks about what he si seeing and hearing on the border including whether or not illegal aliens are fearful of deportation. Art Del Cueto joins Shawn in the final segment to discuss why the lack of consequences is fueling the illegal immigration problem in America. Art also shares his experiences in the Tucson Sector when the Obama administration has tried to shut down immigration enforcement by local officials. Art previews the coming week when he will discuss his meetings with Sen. John McCain and Rep. Martha McSally. Finally, they thank Dan Benavidez for all his hard work on the show.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: June 9, 2016, 1:00 pm
Segment One: Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera provide an update on the OTM (other Than Mexican) crisis hitting the southern border. Over 1000 OTMs awaiting processing in San Diego, many giving scripted claims of "credible fear." The word is out and the end result is thousands of illegal aliens being released into the United States. CBP has announced the worst award in its history, the Use of Force Averted Award. In an attempt to appease its critics, CBP has decided to sacrifice officer safety and put its people in harm's way. This award will get agents killed. Segment Two: 667 days ago Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. was murdered in Texas by two previously deported illegal aliens. CBP refuses to classify his murder as a line of duty death, even though he took law enforcement actions to prevent a robbery and protect his family. Shawn and Chris talk to Andrea Brown, Javier Vega's widow. Segment Three: Marie Vega, Javier Vega's mother, joins Shawn and Chris to discuss why her son's murder should be classified as a line of duty death. Segment Four: Art Del Cueto joins the show to talk about CBP's newest award, how the Vega family has been treated, and how some residents in St. David, AZ view Border Patrol agents. All in all it does not square with the reality of how Border Patrol agents work.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: June 2, 2016, 2:00 pm
This week Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera are joined once again by the senior Senator from the state of Arizona, John McCain. The senator talks about the heroin overdose epidemic and shares his thoughts about border security. Other topics this week: - OTMs (Other Than Mexicans) are being apprehended all along the border in increasing numbers. - Senator Bernie Sanders gets a "safe space" at Border Field State Park as the Border Patrol once again sticks its head in the sand - Mike Cox, President of Local 2913, joins the show for the "two Minute Drill" Wrapping up the show, Art Del Cueto joins Shawn for a discussion about the lack of consequences for border violators, an update on the agent stuck with a needle, and a situation where access to the border has been blocked.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: May 26, 2016, 2:00 pm
Hosted this week by Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera, they start off with a review of the Donald Trump interview and then do the weekly social media review. Brandon Darby, managing editor of Breitbart Texas joins the show in segments two and three to discuss how he came to work for Breitbart, his motivation to help Border Patrol agents, and the threats that concern him on the border. Art Del Cueto provides on an update on the agent who was stuck with a hypodermic needle and shares info on an incident where a rancher addressed a Border Patrol muster while armed and then made veiled threats...all in front of Border Patrol managers! Get your Green Line patch by emailing us your name and address at thegreenline@bpunion.org Check out our sponsors and support those who support this show! http://www.breitbart.com https://borderpatrolfoundation.org http://www.gerbergear.com https://www.haixusa.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: May 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Episode 77 starts with Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher explaining the show to our new listeners on KVOI 1030AM in Tucson and on KVOI.com. They talk about who and what you will hear on the show in the coming weeks. Near the end of the first segment, they are joined by Art Del Cueto to discuss the NBPC's endorsement of Donald Trump. In segment two they are joined by the presumptive Republican nominee for President, Donald J. Trump to discuss border security, immigration, and his support for law enforcement. In segment three they wrap up their interview with Donald Trump and dive further into some of the issues discussed in the interview. In segment four a Tucson area Border Patrol agent is targeted by someone who affixed a hypodermic needle to his patrol vehicle. Shawn and Thane discuss an gent who died from a needle stick while searching a vehicle. They also talk about some of the sponsors for the show and some of the products we will be giving away. Thanks to Breitbart News for sponsoring the show and all the people who helped make this episode happen.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: May 15, 2016, 2:00 pm
This Sunday, May 15 at 7AM Pacific we air our interview with the presumptive Republican nominee for President, Donald J. Trump. We discuss border security issues, immigration, and his plans for a Trump presidential administration. Listen on Spreaker, iTunes, or live on KVOI - The Voice 1030AM in Tucson or stream it live on KVOI.com
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: May 12, 2016, 3:57 pm
This week's show starts off with Shawn Moran by himself as Thane Gallagher was called in early to help save America. The podcast will begin airing on KVOI 1030AM in Tucson on May 15th at 7A.M. local time. Be sure to check it out! 0:00 Intro 1:10 Welcome 1:42 640 Days Since the Murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. 3:20 Phone Call 11:15 Commercial Break 12:44 Update from the RGV with Chris Cabrera 24:23 Commercial Break 26:18 Two Minute Drill from Local 2366 in Del Rio, TX 28:39 Reserve Deputy Sheriff in OK convicted in shooting of restrained suspect 32:13 Trump speaking about Border Patrol agents 33:45 Rep. Chaffetz skewers ICE Director Saldana 40:20 DHS Sec. Johnson honored as Person of the Year for his dedication to law enforcement 42:15 Social Media review 44:55 #BPBeardMafia 45:10 Bid for Shift Memo signed by Chief Vitiello 50:13 Voicemail 51:10 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: May 5, 2016, 5:31 pm
This week on The Green Line, Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher being by discussing the all-important question: Is Jon Snow really dead? They also discuss safe zones and anti-Border patrol protests on college campuses, what to do during a checkpoint refusal or Cop Block type situation, and they close with a story you won't hear widely reported about the good things Border Patrol agents do. 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome 6:39 Social Media Intro 12:00 Border Patrol Foundation Commercial 14:00 CSU San Marcos professor protests Border Patrol recruiting 25:04 Armando Diaz Commercial 27:00 OWCP Update from Jon Perkins of the NBPC 33:43 Checkpoint Refusals 39:00 Fast Park Commercial 40:05 Thane battles trolls online about checkpoints 46:10 Border Patrol agents rescue two year old 53:43 Wrap-up 54:49 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Border Patrol Agent Jose Barraza, who fell in the line of duty on April 18, 2016. If you are interested in helping his family please donate at https://www.youcaring.com/joey-barraza-s-family-557130 Episode 74 April 21, 2016 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome and Discussion about Border Patrol Agent Jose Barraza, who died in the line of duty on April 18th 12:00 Border Patrol Foundation Commercial 14:00 Social Media Update 16:10 Recap of Border Expo 26:00 Armando Diaz Badge Plaques Commercial 28:00 Thane's Specialty Unit Conducting Training 40:00 Fast Park Commercial 41:10 Tight Pants Video 42:20 SCOTUS Hearing Case on Obama's Executive Actions 46:12 Discussion Black Lives Matter movement and violence against LEOs 49:54 BLV agents arrest illegal alien trying to break into their cars 52:26 Discussion about Buffalo, NY 55:37 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 21, 2016, 2:00 pm
Recorded live over two days at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, TX. Shawn Moran and Chris Cabrera talk border security with Chief Ron Vitiello and RGV Sector Chief Manny Padilla. They also talk with Erica Aguilar and Shannon Staples of the Border Patrol Foundation and end the show with a tale of Border patrol heroism by agents from the McAllen Border Patrol Station. Episode 73 April 15, 2016 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome to the 10th Border Security Expo in San Antonio, TX 2:08 Thanks to John Moriarty of Clarion Events 3:40 Update from Local 3307 and the RGV Sector 6:00 Update on Javier Vega, Jr. Murder Trial 8:22 We debut next month on KVOI in Tucson, AZ 10:35 Discussion of different vendors and products at Border Expo 11:56 Update and latest stats on swaps from Rob Pepperdine 22:00 Border Patrol Foundation events 25:55 Commercial Break 27:00 Interview with Chief Ron Vitiello 48:38 Commentary on Expo and Chief’s interview 50:15 Interview with RGV Chief Manny Padilla 1:16:42 Day Two Audio 1:17:30 Border Patrol Foundation Update and Interview with Erica Aguilar and Shannon Staples 1:43:55 A Conversation with three Border Patrol heroes 2:00:24 Wrap-up from San Antonio 2:03:31 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 15, 2016, 11:00 am
On this week's episode of The Green Line, Shawn Moran hosts by himself in an effort not to spread the flu. He engages in what the NY Times called "Trump-level tirades." Shawn has plenty to say about the NYT Op-Ed hit piece. Shawn also pauses to remember Scot Skinner, one of the producers of The Green Line, who passed away on Sunday night. Shawn also discusses litigation and grievances over faulty EOTech rifle sights and the murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. The Green Line Episode 72 April 7, 2016 0:00 Intro 1:34 Response to NY Times Op-Ed Piece 17:57 Thoughts about Scot Skinner 21:36 Social Media Recap 24:29 EOTech Rifle Sights 33:39 612 Days Since Murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. 42:24 Wrap-Up 44:07 Commercial Break, Disclaimer, and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: April 7, 2016, 4:05 pm
The National Border Patrol Council formally endorsed Donald J. Trump for President of the United States. Shawn and Thane discuss that, lack of consequences in immigration enforcement, and when the podcast will be carried on KVOI in Tucson.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 31, 2016, 9:15 pm
On Episode 70 of The Green Line, Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher discuss Commissioner Kerlikowske's visit to San Diego last week and their interactions with him. The Donal Trump campaign has some very encouraging words for the National Border Patrol Council plus SCOTUS shoots down a flawed case against BP checkpoints, the battle over NTAs, and more!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 24, 2016, 12:15 pm
This week on the official podcast of the National Border Patrol Council, we discuss the Integrity Advisory Panel's report and recommendations for CBP. We aren't happy with their inability to take responsibility or how they place a lot of the blame on the Union. After the commercial break, we talk with Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) about what he sees happening with the border and the future. it is a refreshingly candid conversation with a legislator who has not forgotten about accomplishing your mission while taking care of your people. Finally, we continue our fight to bring recognition to Border Patrol Agent Javier Vega, Jr. 591 days after his murder, CBP seems no more willing to classify his death as line of duty. We show that there is precedent for such a move. Episode 69 March 17, 2016 0:00 Intro 1:20 Welcome/591 Days Since Murder of BPA Javier Vega 2:33 Voicemails 3:50 Laredo Public Affairs 6:03 Integrity Advisory Report 25:09 Commercial Break 27:04 Back from Break 33:18 Interview with Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon, CA) 47:23 Info on Line of Duty Deaths from “Deep Throat” 50:47 Green Lives Matter 51:38 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 17, 2016, 5:17 pm
This week the show starts off with rare praise from Thane Gallagher and the recipient is OFO! Check the temperature in Hades! Shawn Moran announces that The Green Line may soon be available on AM radio in Tucson, AZ. Stay tuned for more details. Shawn and Thane discuss the press conference hosted by Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, AZ in which he lends support to Border Patrol agents and calls out the Commissioner for his recent disparaging testimony. Sheriffs Babeu and Dannels join us on the telephone to dive deeper into why they are supporting the National Border Patrol Council. Lawsuits over crosses on police vehicles, more protests of CBP recruiting events, and one of the strangest termination cases you will ever hear. All of these topics and more on Episode 68 of The Green Line. 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome message. 584 days since the murder of BPA Javier Vega 3:08 Thane praises OFO 4:52 Shawn forgets his material and Thane shares on his emotional well-being 9:54 Social Media Recap 13:32 The mystique that is Thane 14:36 The Green Line coming to the radio airwaves soon in Tucson 16:00 Sheriff Paul Babeu holds press conference to support BP agents 21:18 AT&T Cell Phone Plan Put on Hold 25:22 Commercial break 34:00 Interview with Sheriff Paul Babeu 49:00 Interview with Sheriff Mark Dannels 1:00:06 Brewster County Sheriff being sued by PAs over cross decal on patrol vehicles 1:05:48 Pennsylvania colleges protest CBP participation in job fairs, CBP folds 1:11:19 Agent from Falfurrias fired for conduct unbecoming 1:17:40 Retweet from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego 1:27:05 New contest: Best voicemails left for the show 855-278-6466 ext 820
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 12, 2016, 12:21 am
This week the show starts off with rare praise from Thane Gallagher and the recipient is OFO! Check the temperature in Hades! Shawn Moran announces that The Green Line may soon be available on AM radio in Tucson, AZ. Stay tuned for more details. Shawn and Thane discuss the press conference hosted by Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, AZ in which he lends support to Border Patrol agents and calls out the Commissioner for his recent disparaging testimony. Sheriffs Babeu and Dannels join us on the telephone to dive deeper into why they are supporting the National Border Patrol Council. Lawsuits over crosses on police vehicles, more protests of CBP recruiting events, and one of the strangest termination cases you will ever hear. All of these topics and more on Episode 68 of The Green Line. 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome message. 584 days since the murder of BPA Javier Vega 3:08 Thane praises OFO 4:52 Shawn forgets his material and Thane shares on his emotional well-being 9:54 Social Media Recap 13:32 The mystique that is Thane 14:36 The Green Line coming to the radio airwaves soon in Tucson 16:00 Sheriff Paul Babeu holds press conference to support BP agents 21:18 AT&T Cell Phone Plan Put on Hold 25:22 Commercial break 34:00 Interview with Sheriff Paul Babeu 49:00 Interview with Sheriff Mark Dannels 1:00:06 Brewster County Sheriff being sued by PAs over cross decal on patrol vehicles 1:05:48 Pennsylvania colleges protest CBP participation in job fairs, CBP folds 1:11:19 Agent from Falfurrias fired for conduct unbecoming 1:17:40 Retweet from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego 1:27:05 New contest: Best voicemails left for the show 855-278-6466 ext 820
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 10, 2016, 4:00 pm
The gauntlet has been thrown down. In testimony before the House Appropriations committee, Commissioner Kerlikowske had harsh words for the NBPC and any Border Patrol agents that dared to disagree with him or the administration. Shawn and Thane have plenty to say about this as they take issue with some of the Commissioner's claims. The winner of the knife give-away is announced. The NBPC also thanks Senator John McCain for his support and introduction of a bill that would provide financial incentives to agents in hardship locations. Activists in California are still calling for body-worn cameras for all BP agents. Shawn and Thane explain why this is misguided. They also get into the debacle that is the Swanton Sector of the Border Patrol. Kuhnanigans abound and it is time that someone does something to stem the recklessness. All of these topics and more are included in this week's episode. The Green Line March 3, 2016 Episode 67 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome 2:00 577 days since murder of BPA Javier Vega, no LODD classification from CBP 3:10 Social Media Update 4:26 Knife give-away results 6:04 San Diego legislator sends tweet disparaging BP agents 8:34 Commissioner Kerlikowske’s testimony before House Appropriations Committee 11:27 Shawn and Thane challenge the Commissioner’s comments 25:30 Commercial Break 28:50 Thanks to Sen. McCain for his support of BP agents and his fight to gain incentive pay for hardship locations 33:55 Two Minute Drill with Jason Anderson, President of Local 2499 in Detroit, MI 41:12 Failure of leadership in Swanton Sector 44:31 Activists again calling for body-worn cameras for all CBP agents and officers 51:54 Congrats to agents involved in Falcom Lake rescue 52:42 Wrap-up 53:00 Get a patch by emailing name and address to thegreenline@bpunion.org 57:58 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: March 3, 2016, 3:00 pm
The 2016 Business Meeting has concluded and Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher are back discussing issues affecting Border Patrol agents. The proposed DHS budget calls for 300 less agents while at the same time Border Patrol and Congressional officials are testifying that DHS is not prepared the renewed influx of illegal alien children crossing the border. Laredo, Houlton, and San Diego sectors check in on this week's "Two Minute Drill." Finally, Thane makes an impassioned plea to look out for your fellow agents on this week's "End of Shift Report." The Green Line Episode 66 February 25, 2016 0:00 Intro 1:22 Welcome 3:03 Proposed DHS budget calls for 300 agent reduction 6:10 Obama Administration not prepared for another surge of children 9:37 Social media update 10:08 Comments on 2016 Business Meeting 10:52 Border Patrol Foundation events 13:38 Badge plaques by Armando Diaz armando218@yahoo.com 915-433-2134 15:08 Two Minute Drill 25:53 End of Shift Report by Thane Gallagher 35:12 Disclaimer and BPUDN stinger Leave us a comment on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-green-line/id922305708?mt=2
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 25, 2016, 7:06 pm
The Green Line Episode 65 February 22, 2015 0:00 Start 0:50 Welcome to the 2016 Business Meeting 6:09 Thanks to Paul Perez and the reps from Local 3307 9:04 Self-Addressed Stamped Envelopes 9:52 No Social Media Update 11:45 Aggressive Coyotes May Be High on Shrooms 16:30 Criminal Charged with Attempted Murder on a BPA 21:53 AUSAs Doing Things Right in Del Rio, TX 28:30 Knife Give-Away Contest “Who Said It?” 51:00 Kuhnanigans with Dan Dolan 58:10 Another failure by BP management 1:12:28 FOB Report 1:16:47 RGV Boat Accident Costing Agent Thousands in Personal Debt 1:20:14 Detroit Local President Jason Anderson Discusses Pay Reform and Loss of FLSA 1:42:25 Wrap-up and Final Thoughts
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 22, 2016, 10:17 pm
This week we start off Episode Six-Fo' with our homage to N.W.A. Thane Gallagher returns and together with Shawn Moran they discuss a bill backed by AFGE to give employees a 5.3% raise. Senator McCain introduces legislation to give Border Patrol agents pay incentives for hardship duty locations. Meanwhile at TSA, officials responsible for security lapses get huge bonuses. Chris Cabrera joins the show for this week's two minute drill and Rep. Will Hurd of Texas returns to the show for an insightful conversation on immigration issues and the state of affairs in DC. 0:00 Intro 2:43 Possible 5.3% Pay Increase Being Sought 6:30 McCain’s Legislation for Hardship Duty Pay 10:25 Social Media Update 13:30 TSA Official Responsible for Security Lapses Gets Bonus 20:58 2016 Business Meeting in San Diego 23:35 Thane’s Detail to a Port of Entry 38:10 Wood Badge Plaque Commercial 40:25 Border Patrol Foundation Events 45:00 Two Minute Drill from the Rio Grande Valley Sector with Chris Cabrera 46:55 Interview with Congressman Will Hurd 1:06:05 End of Shift Report by Thane Gallagher 1:27:17 Wrap-up 1:29:18 Disclaimer and BPUDN 1:29:45 Commercial
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 18, 2016, 5:12 am
Episode 63 starts off with Shawn Moran discussing the murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. and the fact that it is 556 days later and CBP has not made it a line of duty death. NBPC President Brandon judd's comments have set off a firestorm in regard to the non-enforcement of the immigration laws. We hear some of his testimony from last week. A small pay increase is coming but it is not enough according to AFGE. They ask for more, but will we get it? Shawn discusses some ideas put forth by Senator Ted Cruz while campaigning in New Hampshire. Radio issues may have contributed to the murder of a police officer in Ohio. It is something we fear could happen to Border Patrol agents. Michael Cox checks in this week on the Two Minute Drill and Shawn ends the show with his End of Shift Report. Want a Green Line patch? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 11, 2016, 6:42 pm
This week on The Green Line, Shawn Moran gives an update on the denial of help to a fallen agent's family. He also discusses Congressional testimony given by Dean Mandel of Buffalo Sector and NBPC President Brandon Judd. The fallout in both Canada and the United States is intense. The negotiations committee provides an update on the status of the talks on a new collective bargaining agreement and when they hope to have it finished. Local 2366 President Jon Anfinsen kicks off the new "Two Minute Drill" with an update on issues in Del Rio, Texas. Shawn wraps up the show with his "End of Shift Report," ranting about the protests against CBP at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: February 5, 2016, 6:44 pm
Here are the topics discussed in this episode: Application for Chief Helping A Fallen Agent's Family Pay Reform Swaps Update Cabrera Reports on Assaults in RGV DACA/DAPA to be Reviewed by Supreme Court Fast and Furious/El Chapo Dean Mandel Testifying on Feb 3rd about Northern Border Preview of the Two Minute Drill End of Shift Report
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 28, 2016, 10:14 pm
Originally scheduled to air on January 18, 2016 this episode was pushed back to January 21, 2016 due to scheduling issues. Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher go deep into technology issues affecting the Border Patrol in this episode. Thane discusses the training he recently attended for mobile applications in the field. This leads to a discussion on Border Patrol radios including audio of a dramatic incident in which an agent was assaulted. The number of children and families crossing the border illegally is up 117% but the boys aren't surprised since they predicted this very scenario. A lawsuit against the Border Patrol is now a class action suit and Paul Beeson takes over as Chief of the Tucson Sector. Details about an upcoming contest are previewed as well. Episode 60 The Green Line January 21, 2016 0:00 Intro 1:07 Welcome 4:15 Contest where you can win a knife from The Green Line 8:47 Thane’s technology training 15:03 532 Days Since the Murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. 16:55 Radio issues including incident where radio traffic is garbled 29:47 Badge plaques from Armando Diaz Get yours! (915) 433-2134 or armando218@yahoo.com 32:33 Back from Break 32:52 Numbers of illegal alien children up 117% 36:39 Lawsuit against USBP is now a class action suit 40:00 Paul Beeson takes over Tucson Sector 49:27 Wrap-up. Want a Green Line patch? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org 52:00 Disclaimer/Stinger/Commercial
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:00 pm
Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher are joined by Dr. Mark Marvin and Terry Shigg to discuss what can be done to prevent further suicides in the US Border Patrol.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 14, 2016, 4:00 pm
The first show of 2016 starts off with Shawn Moran flying solo again due to a relapse in Thane Gallagher's Cotard's syndrome. The topics discussed today include raids by ICE, CBP drones being hacked by cartels, the trial for the murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr. is moved, and a new CBP program gets ripped apart for its ridiculousness. Show your support by spreading the word about the podcast and leaving us a review at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-green-line/id922305708?mt=2 0:00 Intro 1:07 Welcome 1:30 Cotard’s Relapse 1:49 ERO Conducting Raids 4:08 521 Days Since Murder of BPA Javier Vega, Jr./Trial moved to Cameron County 7:20 No Longer Seeking Out Commissioner Kerlikowske 9:25 CBP Drones Being Hacked 11:38 US Attorney Prosecuting 111 Cases in West Texas 14:47 Commercial Break 17:08 Back From Break 18:41 Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org 19:03 Tomscheck Interview with Telemundo 24:55 CBP New Additions Program 33:42 Wrap-up 36:49 Outro 37:15 Commercial 38:20 End
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:57 pm
Shawn and Thane decide to come back for one more episode in 2015. They discuss body cameras, terror attacks, and more on this year-end episode. Enjoy the show and Merry Christmas!
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 24, 2015, 4:00 pm
The final new episode of 2015 starts out with a lengthy discussion on emails sent to the show. Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher also discuss the new FBI police force tracking system, the DHS Secretary's letter about morale, and OTMs showing up all over the board. Contests in 2016, a knife deal through Local 2509, and badge plaques that you will love! All this and more! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's! Stay safe, everyone! The Green Line Episode 56 December 17, 2015 0:00 Crow’s Intro 1:07 Start of Episode 1:24 Happy 18 years since graduation to Class 347 4:27 Thanks to Brandon Darby and Breitbart for their sponsorship of the podcast 8:18 Social Media Recap 8:30 Discussion on Amazing Race interview 11:38 Great Email to the Show 14:18 Looking for a patch? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org 15:14 Not-So-Great Email to the Show 33:27 Commercial Break 35:03 Back from break 35:23 Badge plaques by Armando Diaz Contact him at (915) 433-2134 or armando218@yahoo.com $65 shipped! 39:00 New format in place for 2016 40:53 Christmas gifts for Thane 42:18 FBI expanding system to track police shootings 45:45 Secretary Johnson’s Email on Best Places to Work Survey 57:37 OTMs showing up all over the southwest border 1:03:21 Discussion on the Brian Terry Episode https://www.spreaker.com/user/bpunion/episode-55-interview-with-brian-terrys-f 1:06:03 Contest in the New Year to win major prizes 1:06:47 Local 2509’s BP knife deal with Hoffners http://local2509.org/border-patrol-knives-from-hoffner/ 1:08:44 Wrap-up and thanks to all our listeners, sponsors, supporters and staff! Thanks for a great 2015! 1:13:48 End of show/BPUDN Stinger and Disclaimer 1:14:14 Commercial
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 17, 2015, 4:00 pm
On the five year anniversary of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's murder, Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher sit down with his brother and sisters for a discussion about Brian's life. The discussion ranges from Brian's life as child growing up outside Detroit, to his time as Marine and police officer, and to Operation Fast and Furious. It is a look at the person Brian was and how his death has affected his family, the Border Patrol, and this nation. Our thanks to the Terry family for sitting down to do this interview.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 15, 2015, 4:00 pm
This episode is dedicated to Tony Ponzio, get well soon. At the outset of the episode Shawn Moran and Thane Gallagher being with the usual recap of social media messages and emails from listeners. The first topic of discussion is, of course, the terror attacks in San Bernardino, CA. The talk ranges from what part Border Patrol agents played in the response to the responsibility of Islamic community leaders to do more to root out radicalized Muslims. They also discuss Attorney General Lynch's nonsensical comments about changing law enforcement and protecting Muslims. Shawn and Thane are then joined by JJ Carrell and Art Velez, both Border Patrol supervisors and past contestants on CBS's show, The Amazing Race. The four then talk about past experiences in the Border Patrol, current events, and Art and JJ's experience on The Amazing Race. It is a fun, lively discussion that won't disappoint. After the second commercial break, NBPC Local 2913 President Mike Cox calls in to discuss the case of an agent being disciplined for carrying his M-4 rifle. This episode is long but worth the time. We think you will agree it is one of the best interviews of 2015. Want a Green Line patch? Email us at thegreenline@bpunion.org and send us your name and address. Please leave a review on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-green-line/id922305708?mt=2 Episode 54 The Green Line December 10, 2015 0:00 Crows Intro 1:07 Start of Episode (Thane Making Noise) 2:51 Social Media Recap 14:49 San Bernardino Terrorist Incident 25:33 Attorney General Pledges to Protect Muslims in America 34:13 More Thoughts on San Bernardino Case 36:05 A Month After Paris no intel from DHS 40:52 Commercial Break 42:08 Back from Break 43:52 Message from Acting Chief Vitiello 46:04 493 Days Since Murder of BPA Javier Vega 46:52 No criminal charges against agents for Ogdensburg checkpoint incident 49:23 Art Velez and JJ Carrell from The Amazing Race 1:47:55 End of Interview/Commercial Break 1:49:44 M-4 Discipline Case from Blaine Sector 2:02:39 Outro 2:03:51 BPUDN Stinger and Disclaimer
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: December 10, 2015, 4:00 pm