SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Once a week, union leaders representing U.S. Border Patrol agents host a radio show from a sleepy office park near San Diego, where studio walls are covered with an 8-by-12-foot American flag and portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
The show has a somewhat unlikely lead sponsor: the hard-right Breitbart News site, which isn’t known as a fan of labor unions. The hosts open a revealing window on how union leaders hope to reshape enforcement on 6,000 miles of border with Mexico and Canada.
The show is called “The Green Line” for the color of Border Patrol uniforms. The broadcast is aimed at agents, Congress and the news media. It’s part of a 4-year-old effort to raise the union’s profile.