The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp in her campaign for re-election, citing her strong record on border security and commonsense immigration policies. In 2016, the NBPC endorsed Donald Trump for President.
“In the Senate, Heidi Heitkamp has been leading the charge for stronger border security and has been a tireless advocate for the brave men and women of the border patrol – that’s why we’re proud to endorse her campaign,” said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “As North Dakota’s senator, Heidi worked across the aisle to update the Northern Border strategy and has been dogged in her determination to support personnel at the border. And during these partisan times, Heidi has been a rare, steady voice for increased border security and commonsense solutions to tackle the immigration challenges facing our nation. North Dakota is lucky to have such a tough, law-and-order senator like Heidi – and as border patrol agents, we’re firmly behind her campaign.”
“As North Dakota’s former Attorney General, I’ve always worked hand-in-hand with law enforcement to keep folks safe – and I’m proud to accept the National Border Patrol Council’s endorsement,” Senator Heitkamp said. “There’s no question we need to do more to secure our borders – and I’ve worked across the aisle to do just that. In the Senate, I’ve worked with both parties to strengthen the Northern and Southern Borders – and I’ll always be a strong voice for our border patrol agents and the folks who keep our communities strong and safe for the future.”
As a former Attorney General, Heidi has consistently supported our law enforcement and has led the charge to strengthen security at our borders – both Northern and Southern. In the Senate, Heidi worked across the aisle to pass legislation to update the strategy at the Northern Border to keep North Dakota communities safe. Additionally, in 2013, she and Senator John Hoeven supported a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would have added more than $40 billion in border security – but the House failed to take up the bipartisan legislation. Heidi also often visited the Southern Border to see firsthand the challenges agents face each and every day. Finally, Heidi was one of three Democrats to vote for Kate’s Law, which would help crack down on illegal crossings.