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Local border patrol union eyes disavowing Trump endorsement

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A local union of Border Patrol agents may disavow the National Border Patrol Council’s endorsement of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The El Paso Times reports members of Local 1929 in El Paso, Texas, will consider a proposal to reject the union’s national endorsement of Trump and take a neutral stance in the presidential election.

The GOP-hopeful has drawn criticism for his plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and for a massive deportation of an estimated 11 million immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally.

The local represents about 1,700 agents — about 10 percent of the union’s total membership — in the Border Patrol’s El Paso sector, which covers West Texas and all of New Mexico.

National Border Patrol Council spokesman Shawn Moran said the union stands by its endorsement.

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