The National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents approximately 9,000 U.S. Border Control Agents, are against the Bush Administration's new immigration proposal which would create a guest worker program for illegal immigrants. Calling it an insult to those who dedicated themselves to fighting illegal immigration, they have launched a campaign to defeat the measure. They accuse President Bush of attempting to get Latino votes and curry favor with businesses who need cheap labor, and believe the measure will result in a rush of illegal immigrants flooding the U.S.?Mexico border.
See Scott Gold and H.G. Reza, Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2004