- Local 2544 in Tucson, Arizona, is praising Trump for being the 'only candidate' to support its mission
- Trump sought an endorsement from the union on March 18
- While the union usually does not endorse candidates, it decided to publicly praise the billionaire’s outspokenness
By Alexandra Klausner For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:08 EST, 19 March 2016 | Updated: 19:46 EST, 19 March 20
Trump has approval from one the largest border control unions in America for his controversial statements on immigration.
Local 2544 in Tucson, Arizona, praised Trump on Friday for being the 'only candidate' to support its mission.
'Mr. Trump is the only candidate that has publicly expressed his support of our mission and our agents. He has been an outspoken candidate on the need for a Secure Border and for this we are grateful,' said a statement from Art Del Cueto, president of Local 2544 of the National Border Patrol Council.
Trump is pictured here visiting the U.S. and Mexico border over the summer. Trump has approval from one the largest border control unions in America for his controversial statements on immigration
Protesters used cars to block the main road to Saturday's Trump event in Phoenix despite a public praise from a border control union in Phoenix, Arizona
Trump sought an endorsement from the union on March 18, according to The Washington Examiner.
While the union usually does not endorse candidates, it decided to publicly praise the billionaire’s outspokenness on issues like border control. Not all Arizonians feel the same way about Trump.
Other natives of the state protesting against Republican candidate Donald Trump's scheduled appearance in a Phoenix suburb used cars to block the road into the event Saturday, as thousands of New Yorkers protested against the Republican candidate in his hometown.
Trump may have border control's support but he certainly does not have that of prominent figures in Mexico.
There is no way Mexico would fund Donald Trump's 'terrible' plan to build a wall along its border with the United States if the Republican front-runner wins the U.S. presidential election, the Mexican finance minister said earlier this month.
Trump, the New York billionaire developer and former reality television star, sparked outrage in Mexico when he vowed to force Latin America's second largest economy to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border to stem the flow of illegal immigration and drugs.
Trump may have border control's support but he does not have Mexico's. The Mexican finance minister said earlier this month that he would not pay for Trump to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Pictured here is a protester
Trump has accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug runners across the U.S. border and has vowed to increase fees on some Mexican visas and all border crossing cards as part of a broader plan to force Mexico to pay for the wall.
Former conservative Mexican presidents Felipe Calderon and Vicente Fox have compared Trump to Adolf Hitler.
Trump has built a strong lead in the race for the Republican nomination in part by taking a tough stance on immigration.
He says Mexico is 'killing' the United States with cheap labor and has sent 'criminals' and 'rapists' across the border. He is also promising to build a huge border wall and proposed a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country.
Although Trump has been the most outspoken candidate, his main rivals also say the government must stop the flow of illegal migrants into the country, mainly from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
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