He changes the unions position to FOR the wall….
And?…..The union’s members are having their pay held up by Trump’s government shutdown for a wall……
Oh, and they are suing the Trump admin for their pay….
A union that represents Border Patrol agents recently deleted a webpage that said building walls and fences along the border to stop illegal immigration would be “wasting taxpayer money.”
The deleted webpage, posted in 2012, argued that border barriers don’t tackle the root causes of migration — and could potentially encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. fraudulently or overstay visas.
The webpage was taken down after the union’s president endorsed the wall at a White House news briefing earlier this month.
“Walls and fences are temporary solutions that focus on the symptom (illegal immigration) rather than the problem (employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens),” the union wrote in a media FAQ.
The federal government has been partially shuttered for 21 days over President Donald Trump’s demand of $5.7 billion for a border wall. The president has touted the support of the 14,000-member National Border Patrol Council during the shutdown, which will become the longest in history over the weekend.
The Border Patrol union endorsed Trump during his 2016 campaign and continues to be an administration ally. Brandon Judd, the council’s president, joined the president during a surprise appearance at the Jan. 3 White House news briefing to make the case for border barriers.
At the briefing, Judd called physical barriers “an absolute necessity” to secure the border and thanked Trump for his efforts to procure funding for the project.
In an email to POLITICO, Judd said the webpage represented the position of previous union leaders and had caused confusion on the union’s website….
The suing part….
The union representing United States Customs and Border Protection officers has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his administration claiming they’re being forced to work without pay.
The suit filed by CBP Officer Albert Vieira on behalf of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) alleges that the government’s failure to pay wages earned between December 22, 2018, and January 5, 2019, is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Vieira says he and other employees in similar positions should be paid what they’re owed….