April Union Meeting Highlights

Local 2455 Members,

Last night at our Union meeting, Webb County District Attorney Isidro R. Alaniz and Webb County Chief Assistant District Attorney Marisela Jacaman provided a presentation to Border Patrol Agents and Support Staff. 

Webb DA Isidro R. Alaniz and Webb CADA Marisela Jacaman

Mr. Alaniz and Ms. Jacaman gave an overall review of the District Attorney’s office and the services they provide to the citizens of Webb County.  Mr. Alaniz and his staff remain committed to bringing justice to victims of crime and to provide the best service to the citizens of Webb County.   Mr. Alaniz reminded those in attendance of his willingness to work closely with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.  We appreciate that Mr. Alaniz and Ms. Jacaman took time from their busy schedule to speak with Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents and Support Staff.

Attorney Octavio Salinas

Also in attendance at last night’s meeting were Attorney Octavio Salinas and Attorney George Altgelt.  Mr. Salinas and Mr. Altgelt, through the Union’s Legal Defense Fund (LDF), have provided expert legal representation to Border Patrol Agents involved in significant incidents to include; Lethal and Non-Lethal Use-of-Force Incidents, Emergency Driving Incidents, and other Law Enforcement related matters.  We appreciate both Mr. Salinas and Mr. Altgelt for taking time from their busy schedule to speak to Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agent and Support Staff.

Attorney George Altgelt

Finally, Border Patrol Agents were reminded to exercise extreme caution when dealing with the overwhelming number of illegal aliens coming into our custody.  Specifically, agents were reminded of the dangers involved when dealing with aliens infected with Tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious diseases.  Keep in mind that TB is spread through the air from one person to another.

If you become aware that you have come in contact with an alien infected with TB or other infectious disease, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you file a CA-1 to document the exposure.  In this type of scenario, a CA-1 would be filed since you are aware of the date and time of when you were exposed to TB or other infectious disease.  As always, contact a Union Representative for guidance when dealing with employment matters such as this one. 

We hope to see you at our next Union Meeting that will be held on May 1, 2019.

Thank you for your continued support!

Stay safe,

Hector Garza

President, Local 2455

National Border Patrol Council