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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.

In this week’s Episode of the Green Line, Art Del Cuerto and Chris Cabrera discuss the tragic situation that took place Sunday November 5th in Sutherland Springs Texas. While much the focus on the deranged shooter blast the headlines, Art and Chris stand with the victims, citizens and law enforcement of Sutherland Springs. Chris has been through the town and describes the Americana feel of the town rocked with tragedy. Numbers of crossers being apprehended and voluntarily turning themselves in have been at an all time high in RGV. With this incredible amount of manpower needed to process and detain, the resources of the BP in high travel sectors are being depleted. Tucson is not without similar issues and a decision needs to be made, according to Chris and Art, that the Polygraph Exam needs to be reworked and other methods be found to employ credible agents for protecting the borders. While the system is flawed, methods also need to be taken to keep the current agents happy to remain with the Border Patrol. Incentives should be both in compensation and locations for agents. Art and Chris respectfully shout out to the agents working in all sectors for the incredible job they do. A recent shooting at an off duty BP Agent show even more the need to keep the borders secure and dangerous criminals illegally crossing off the streets. Art reminds agents to always be vigilant and under scrutiny of their situation and location as BP Agents can be the targets of violence. The discussions with Art and Chris can be intense with issues facing the Agents however we always seem to learn a bit more about them each week. After Chris dogs on Elvis, Art is ready to toss in the towel or find a wrench to tighten his loose screw in his head. Art doesn't go untouched, his ultra geek nerdy side flies in after a purchase at a Comic convention in Tucson. Tune in for Episode 184 of the Green Line with Art and Chris.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: November 12, 2017, 8:31 pm
In this Week’s Episode of The Green Line, Art Del Cuerto and Chris Cabrera discuss the issues of today and how Agents from the US Border Patrol are a big part of the communities in which they serve. The recent terrorist attack in New York is covered and how the Lottery system for immigration is not serving the public. Art and Chris talk with Mike Matzke about the Fallen Agents Fund, a 501(c)(3) for supporting the families and children of fallen agents during the holidays. Mike talks about the idea to make it happen with the Christmas in July Event that began the process for delivering presents to children of agents that had died in the line of duty. Donating to the general fund or to a specific fallen agents family can help spread some joy to help get through the holidays for many of these families. The Fallen Agents fund is also available through CFC http://www.CFCgiving.opm.gov can select All Zones, select 75034 to help. The fund is also helping Agents families that have been diagnosed with cancer or other conditions. Stay Ready Gear has been helping the cause with 5% of Sales to the fund. Just how far south is Chris? The Geography extends however as Chris says The Farther you go the Better the Food. BP Agents back from the Humanitarian Missions serving the public after the hurricanes were denied service at a restaurant and Chris is on fire with the disrespect bestowed upon these agents happy to be home. Burgers, Meatballs, Halloween giving and the evil that Chris can accomplish. Listen in to This Episode of the Green Line.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: November 6, 2017, 9:13 pm
On this week's episode of The Green Line, Art and Chris discuss the ins and outs of federal prosecution. Unfortunately, there are mostly outs. The hot topic, why is there a lack of prosecution for juvenile offenders? People are still attempting to cross in droves. The Wall prototypes are ready and displayed and while covered during a news segment, crossers had an “Oops Moment!” The World Series is about to begin and we can understand why Chris would pick the Astros, what’s Art’s excuse. Who you got???? Chris is contemplating some pets that could be a replacement for dogs; his reasoning has us scratching our heads.
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Posted: October 30, 2017, 7:13 pm
The Latest Episode of The Green Line
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Posted: October 23, 2017, 4:50 am
Our first guest explains the daily issues that Fire Fighters and first responders face in the city of Tucson. Josh Campbell is the President of the Tucson Fire Fighters Association. Josh gave us some interesting insights into what fire fighters and other first responders in Tucson deal with every day. Sergio Lopez and Liza Lemos also joined us. Sergio is the COO of the Texas Federal Wellness Center and Liza is the Executive Marketing Director. They have been helping Border Patrol agents with OWCP issues and they plan to open an office in Tucson soon. They are going to be new sponsors for the Green Line and we look forward to working with them.
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Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:49 am
Our prayers and healing wishes are with those struggling to recover physically and emotionally from the senseless violence that occurred in Las Vegas on Sunday, October 1, 2017. We completely agree with President Trump when he stated “..we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. The answers do not come easy.” During this show, Art and Chris also discuss American exceptionalism and warn how political correctness and laws like DACA are devaluing our citizenship and society as a whole. We also announce our contest winners. We received hundreds of entries from all across the country. Listen in to find out if you and your song were selected!
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Posted: October 9, 2017, 4:59 am
Art calls out Tucson Sector supervisors’ by name for their unprofessional conduct. We hope this encourages these supervisors to find help addressing their deep feelings of insecurity. We’re not sure, but these personal challenges could be caused by their inner child screaming for a hug or unresolved daddy issues. Chris takes on National Public Radio (NPR) and asks WTF? When a hospital discovers a child whose parents are illegally in the US and the child needs a medical procedure, Agents respond displaying the best qualities of those wearing the U.S. Border Patrol uniform. Yet NPR reporter John Burnett gets it all wrong and attacks the Agents for doing their job. Nuri Vitiello, the Executive Director for the Border Patrol Family Network, joins the guys and redefines class and grace. When Border Patrol families need help, her all-volunteer organization answers their calls. Get the truth from U.S. Border Patrol Agents protecting the border.
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Posted: October 2, 2017, 1:21 am
U.S. Border Patrol Agents responded quickly as floodwaters claimed homes and endangered tens of thousands of lives in South Texas. Their efforts are credited with saving hundreds of lives and delivering much-needed supplies. However, rather than a simple thank-you, the media took issue with the support and help our Agents provided. They worried about the possible anxiety those here illegally might have suffered by seeing Border Patrol boats delivering supplies and saving lives. Seriously! Listen to active duty Agents Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera as they tell it like it is, no B.S., and no spin. Just the truth from the border. These two Agents let loose on the media, and their agenda to destroy those who stand for law and order. During their show, Cueto and Cabrera also give a strong defense for America’s Toughest Sheriff Joe Arpaio and call out those who use the politics of hate.
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Posted: September 25, 2017, 2:49 am
Art and Chris take on the fake news and its constant trashing of President Trump. Art calls out one of the liberal media’s, “stellar” reporters for his inaccurate, biased columns. When will the fake news report that President Trump has done more to secure our borders, and has had more success in stopping the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs than any other? Listen in as active agents report what is happening on the border; no spin, no b.s., just the truth from the border.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: September 10, 2017, 6:16 pm
Many families are struggling to put the pieces back together in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Texans, Agents, and first responders acted quickly to rescue and provide immediate aid to thousands, as flood waters claimed homes, businesses and possessions. The Green Line host Chris Cabrera takes a break from getting supplies to small towns outside of Houston to provide an update on the devastation and the kindness of others. Learn what the nonprofit organization Border Patrol Family Network is doing to help those in South Texas. We encourage all our fellow agents and supporters to give generously in this time of extreme need.
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Posted: September 3, 2017, 5:50 pm
Art and Chris pull no punches as they respond to the crazy things said by critics and Cochise County ranchers. This episode will make you want to laugh, and at the same time, punch someone in the neck. Be prepared to have your fundamental beliefs challenged as Chris launches an epic defense of Whataburger. The guys give a special shout-out to Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Representative William Hurd (R-TX-23) for sponsoring legislation to secure our borders. Tune in and get the truth from the border: no spin, no political correctness, just an unapologetic conservative point of view from active duty agents Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera. Please be sure to visit the Official Website for The Green Line at http://www.thegreenline.co and support our sponsors!
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Posted: August 20, 2017, 5:43 pm
Arizona Police Association Executive Director Joe Clure joins the show. As a Phoenix police officer for nearly three decades, Joel has watched as illegal immigration has endangered everyone. He witnessed firsthand the explosion of violence and crime associated with the drug trade that strained resources and took lives. He has seen addiction slowly destroy families and cause the decay of neighborhoods. Joel discusses how Phoenix police officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents have been working to keep residents of America's 5th largest city safe. Listen in as one of America's most experienced lawmen warns against sanctuary cities and putting politics before public safety. Get the truth about border security from those responsible for securing it, U.S. Border Patrol agents. Every week, active duty Agents Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera give it to you straight with no B.S. and no apologies.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: August 13, 2017, 10:44 pm
Securing the border is going to require more than talk from Washington. We need barriers and walls in strategic places, more manpower, and investment in technology and equipment so our agents can get the job done. The Washington establishment is nervous as former CIA operative Will Hurd pushes for less talk and more action. Congressman Will Hurd's (R-TX,23) district runs from the Alamo to El Paso and includes more miles of border with Mexico (800) than any district in Congress. He joins the show to discuss building a secure border for the 21st Century. Listen in as our hosts, active Border Patrol Agents Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera go toe to toe with Mr. Hurd and determine if his recently introduced “Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology (SMART) Act” is all hat and no cattle.
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Posted: August 6, 2017, 5:25 pm
A RAW discussion with Jay Dobyns. Jay joins Art and Chris to discuss his career, the challenges ahead for law enforcement and lessons learned. Jay is recognized as a New York Times Best-Selling author, a highly decorated law enforcement officer, public speaker, and was named University of Arizona’s #1 Badass Football player by the Tucson Citizen. Jay talks about the Book Catching Hell and his previous book No Angel on The Green Line RAW.
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Posted: July 31, 2017, 12:58 am
In April 2002, in the middle of a Laughlin, Nevada casino filled with innocent bystanders, a deadly altercation broke out between the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and their arch-rivals. Federal law enforcement immediately launched an undercover investigation called "Operation Black Biscuit." For nearly two years, posing as a gun runner, Jay Dobyns put his life on the line to infiltrate the Hells Angels. As a result of his investigation, many leaders of one of America's most notorious criminal organizations faced criminal charges and prison time. Jay joins Art and Chris to discuss his career, the challenges ahead for law enforcement and lessons learned. Jay is recognized as a New York Times Best-Selling author, a highly decorated law enforcement officer, public speaker, and was named University of Arizona’s #1 Badass Football player by the Tucson Citizen.
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Posted: July 30, 2017, 5:49 pm
5.11 Tactical Brand Ambassador, Green Beret, MMA Fighter, and all around bad ass, Tim Kennedy continues the discussion in this RAW segment from The Green Line
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Posted: July 17, 2017, 3:47 pm
5.11 Tactical Brand Ambassador, Green Beret, MMA Fighter, and all around bad ass, Tim Kennedy joins the guys to discuss what it takes to be at the top of your game. While back on the border: The humidity, temperature, and assaults on agents are on the rise. CBP reports more than 550 attacks in the first half of 2017. If this trend continues, this year’s total can be over 4x higher than last year’s, and 6x greater than 2015. Is Catch and Release back? Listen in and get the truth from the border, from agents doing America’s most dangerous job, protecting our border.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 17, 2017, 3:45 pm
Art and Chris keep the pressure on the agency and the Secretary of Homeland Security. The guys question the sense of urgency of CBP and DHS leaders to implement President Trump’s plan to keep America safe. Conservative Dr. Kelly Ward declares she is ready to “mix the mortar to secure the border” and announces her candidacy for U.S. Senate in Arizona. Listen as she calls in and calls out Congress for not doing enough to protect the border. Tired of all the talk and no action coming from Washington? Listen to the Green Line and get the truth about the border directly from those protecting it. Be sure to Visit the The Green Line Website and support the sponsors http://www.thegreenline.co
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 10, 2017, 12:42 am
Conservative Radio Host James T. Harris joins Art on a take no prisoners interview. No Filters. No Bull. Just the truth from the border, along side one of the best conservative talk show hosts in Arizona.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: July 2, 2017, 10:32 pm
Since day one, President Trump has been relentless and has worked tirelessly to secure the border and keep to Americans safe. However, progress remains slow. Too many Obama holdovers and leaders in DHS refuse to understand that there is a new sheriff in town. So now it is high noon, and people need to decide whether to get on board or get run over by the train. The Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) hosted the 11th Annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire Event. This incredible event brought together conservative radio hosts from around the country to put pressure on Congress to act. This week the guys broadcast from DC and declare the honeymoon over for Agency and DHS leaders. Leading voices in the conservative movement, Michelle Malkin and former Congressman Tom Tancredo, join the conversation.
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Posted: July 2, 2017, 9:16 pm
In this Weeks Show - Being a US Border Patrol Agent is the most dangerous job in the federal law enforcement. Agents understand that confronting international drug cartels, human smugglers and other bottom feeders put their lives at risk every day, It is a risk they have accepted as part of a higher calling to serve and protect our nation. However, Chris and Art discuss how CBP leadership may be placing agents’ health at risk. These are the same Obama holdovers responsible for exposing agents to Legionnaires’ disease, a bacteria-induced case of pneumonia while stationed at Forward Operating Bases (FOB). Chris channels his inner Dr. Gupta and shares family health remedies to cure Art’s stomach ailments
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Posted: June 26, 2017, 2:15 am
In this week’s show –  Art and Chris share the news of a Border Patrol agent serving in the El Paso Sector that was kidnapped and brutally assaulted, according to information that was provided by Breitbart Texas. The guys share their disappointment that the information was provided by the media and not by CBP officials. […]
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Posted: June 18, 2017, 10:39 pm
In this Weeks Show "Texas Tamales" - Art and Chris share the news of a Border Patrol agent serving in the El Paso Sector that was kidnapped and brutally assaulted, according to information that was provided by Breitbart Texas. The guys share their disappointment that the information was provided by the media and not by CBP officials. Is it the responsibility of the officials at CBP to inform the sectors and agents of this situation, as well as the public, when this information becomes public? Well-respected Tucson KVOA reporter Lupita Murillo interviews Art on this story and in turn spends time talking with Chris and Art about living in Texas, growing up in the southwest and reporting on border issues. While border crossing numbers are beginning to slowly increase, the guys share some numbers on the "catch and release" program that continues to this day. BP agents at the Ajo Station get some major props for the conditions they work in, as well as the excellent work that they do. Should CBP take a look at the hardships for agents at certain stations? Art and Chris also call for permanent positions from the Administration to effectively manage CBP.
Author: National Border Patrol Council
Posted: June 18, 2017, 10:39 pm
In this Weeks Episode #160 of The Green Line, Satan’s Breath The joys of summer, the heat, the humidity and the politics. Art and Chris discuss how politics on the Tohono O’odham Nation endanger everyone not just those residing on Tohono O’odham lands. Border security is center stage as another weekend of terrorist attacks rock […]
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Posted: June 12, 2017, 12:03 am
In this Weeks Episode #160 of The Green Line, Satan’s Breath The joys of summer, the heat, the humidity and the politics. Art and Chris discuss how politics on the Tohono O’odham Nation endanger everyone not just those residing on Tohono O’odham lands. Border security is center stage as another weekend of terrorist attacks rock London. Chris and Art discuss why it is time for CBP to put the right people in the right positions and let commanders command, and lead by example. Chief Vitello and Asst. Chief Provost must hold managers accountable, and allow agents to do their job. Lawlessness happens when we refuse to enforce the law.
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Posted: June 12, 2017, 12:03 am
In this Weeks Episode, Chris is on Leave but not from The Green Line! The Call for action and having positions in upper management made permanent. Who would make a good Chief? Burt Reynolds? Hacksaw Jim? The guys try to come up with choices Have Facial Hair in the BP, is it an Issue and the discussion why Dan doesn't want Art to wear one! Tune in for the latest Green Line and be sure to visit the website http://www.thegreenline.co and support our sponsors!
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Posted: June 7, 2017, 1:58 pm
In this Weeks Episode #158 of The Green Line. Art and Chris share thoughts on the Need for Border Protection and events around the world which call for intensified vigilance in protecting citizens within the United States. Training and the need for continued testing for Agents in operations of their duties along with the discussion of this importance. Art and Chris speak with Rob Russell President of the 1929 El Paso Local and Secretary of the National Border Patrol Council on the loss of two fellow agents from the El Paso Sector. End of Watch: NPBC mourns the loss of two brothers. Border Patrol Agent Rafael Gomez Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales
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Posted: May 29, 2017, 1:31 am
Agent Jose Daniel Barraza, Agent Manuel “ Manny” Alvarez, Agent David Gomez, Agent Javier Vega Jr. were memorialized this week during Police Week in Washington DC. Hosts Art Del Cueto and Chris Cabrera and special guest Paul Perez, President of Local 3307 discuss the importance of honoring the lives of fallen and making sure they are never forgotten. Special Presentation: In Memoriam: It takes a special person to be a US Border Patrol Agent. Since the inception of the US Border Patrol, 125 Agents and two Canine Agents have died in the line of duty; The Green Line pays tribute to the Agents who have paid the ultimate price protecting others.
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Posted: May 21, 2017, 5:48 pm
The most recent Episode from The Green Line
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Posted: May 14, 2017, 10:06 pm
Don’t you hate it when people act as if the rules do not apply to them? So do we! What would you do if every day you looked out your window and saw workers loading trucks with drugs? That is what is happening exactly to Border Patrol Agents in Maine. Guess what the Agency told them to do? You passed the law, how about following it. In 2006 Democratic Senators Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and Joseph Biden voted to support what we are asking for today. They just never follow it. Finally,Art and Chris review border news including rescues and coffins and the meaning of number 350.
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Posted: May 7, 2017, 8:40 pm
You don’t have to look to hard to find a sanctuary city, but might be surprised to discover who is failing to enforce the law. Here is a hint the acronym starts with a "C" and ends with a "P." This week Art and Chris ran into reporters more concerned with criticizing President Trump than the facts. Don’t bother me with the facts; I am a reporter for Univision. Can the Agency restore public trust with same team of misfits that have been misleading the public for years? Who knows, maybe they can. Heck no notice they changed Aunt V.
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Posted: April 30, 2017, 5:55 pm
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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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