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The Na­tional Border Pa­trol Coun­cil of­fered a steel-clad en­dorse­ment for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump dur­ing the 2016 cam­paign. Now the 18,000-mem­ber or­ga­ni­za­tion is weigh­ing in on Mr. Trump’s choice of re­tired Ma­rine Gen. John F. Kelly for De­part­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity sec­re­tary.

”Although Gen­eral Kelly does not have im­mi­gra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence, we rec­og­nize that he comes in with stel­lar cre­den­tials,” the group noted in a state­ment, adding ”Our en­dorse­ment does come with ex­pec­ta­tions.”

They hope that “his­toric” prob­lems re­lated to morale, job sat­is­fac­tion and trust in lead­er­ship will be fixed.

“Gen­eral Kelly’s troops, by all ac­counts, loved him, which, bodes well for the morale is­sue within DHS, and he ap­pears to be a no-non­sense rule of law gen­eral,” the border pa­trol of­fi­cers note, ad­vis­ing, “Gen­eral Kelly will have his­tory on his side and if he comes in with a fresh ap­proach — the non-es­tab­lish­ment ‘out­side of the box think­ing’ ap­proach — and if he sur­rounds him­self with the right peo­ple, we be­lieve Pres­i­dent-elect Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion will al­low him to be suc­cess­ful.”

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