“We expect Biden to continue to attack us. Making a concerted effort to ignore what we did is expected.”
Eight border patrol agents spoke to The Washington Examiner about the crisis under President Joe Biden.
They painted a mess for the publication:
“Under Biden, things are the worst they have ever been by far,” said one agent who is based in Arizona. “Agents are calling in all the time. You always hear, ‘It doesn’t matter,’ or, ‘What’s the point?’ in reference to doing our job. Agents are afraid of ending up on the news for doing their job or getting in trouble for doing their job. There is no morale.”
The workload and the physical toll placed on the agents are a lot.
But the worst part is the way Biden and his administration treat the border agents:
Border Patrol agents were deemed the heroes of the Uvalde school massacre in Texas after they ran into the gunfire and fatally shot the Robb Elementary School gunman while local law enforcement refused to act. Despite this, agents said Biden has yet to thank them for stepping in, even though Biden was quick to condemn them last September over reports that a mounted agent allegedly “whipped” a Haitian migrant trying to enter the United States from Mexico.
“Del Rio pissed us all off,” the first agent said. “Uvalde just adds to it. I think at this point, we are beyond pissed. We expect Biden to continue to attack us. Making a concerted effort to ignore what we did is expected.”
In April, then-Press Secretary Jen Psaki refused to apologize for insisting the agents whipped Haitian migrants. She said the officers used “brutal and inappropriate measures.” The narrative has been debunked numerous times, and the agents won’t face charges.
Psaki said the investigation was still “playing out” despite the news that the agents wouldn’t face charges. She refused to apologize, and the administration has not apologized for demonizing the agents.
The agents even criticized the social media posts from Border Patrol leaders bragging about agents rescuing people because they never mentioned that the person “was likely trying to evade getting caught and that agents are meant to serve a law enforcement purpose.”
Despite the problems under Trump and Obama, the agents still felt respected and valued at the end of the day.
Under Biden? Nope:
“When I joined under the Bush administration, my morale was an all-time high, and so were my peers. We did our job. Then Obama/Biden came around. The morale sunk due to that administration’s policies, but we were still able to somehow do our jobs,” said a third agent, this one from Texas. He recently spoke to other agents at “choir practice,” a term referring to a cookout where attendees spend time venting together, and they talked of struggling to get up and mustering energy to go to work.
A fourth agent described work as nothing more than a paycheck and sometimes a source of guilt because “it feels like we’re committing a crime by allowing all these people into our country” versus expeditiously removing them or transferring them to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for detention through the duration of immigration proceedings in court.
A report showed that illegal immigration grew by one million in Biden’s first year. It cost taxpayers $9.4 billion.
The situation will likely get worse if the Biden administration drops Title 42. A judge only temporarily blocked the administration from doing it.
A large migrant caravan with about 10,000 people headed to the border disbanded in Mexico after the government handed out temporary visas.
But that does not mean the migrants won’t try to come to the border:
Organizer Luis Villagran told Fox News that about 80% of migrants in the caravan, approximately 9,000, have received a migratory multiple form (FMM). That travel visa allows them to travel freely in Mexico temporarily.
Villagran told Fox News that, although the caravan is breaking up, all the migrants in the block are heading to the United States to attempt to make their way into the country.
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