Border Patrol local 2544, which covers most of Arizona including the Tucson sector, has endorsed Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, the conservative candidate for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District, according to a post on local 2544's web site.
In a brief message, the post states,
"08-15-12 We are hopeful that she is the right person to unseat Raul Grijalva and we are proud to endorse her. For more information, please see her website here."
Currently Border Patrol agents are in hanging in limbo while leadership is "observing" the current AUO policy. The policy pays agents for overtime when they are in a pursuit or other situation when they cannot stop and go home at the end of their 8 hour shift. This extra pay is in danger of being cut or changed to another policy which, either way, would mean significant cuts to agents' take home pay.
The Border Patrol and their plight doesn't appear to show up on Grijalva's radar, much less is he supportive of controlling the influx of illegal aliens.
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