Border Agent Feels “Part of the Smuggling Organization” as “Gang Members” Are Let Into U.S.
Joe Biden’s border crisis is wreaking havoc on the southern border, and no one knows that better than the 19,000 plus members of the U.S. Border Patrol.
The border crisis is taking a toll on those border agents as they deal with the dreadful consequences. The New York Post reports one officer said he feels like he’s “part of the smuggling organization.” That’s not what a Border Patrol agent should say in a nation of laws.
Former chief of the Border Patrol, Rodney Scott, said, “You know [many] are gang members, but there’s no database to pass them off and they won’t admit it so we can’t document them as gang members.” Scott says border agents watch as mostly Venezuelan adult males with bad attitudes and gang tattoos come to the border and are “just getting released into the United States.” The comments by Scott and the border agents are only about the people they’ve encountered. Imagine some of the people coming in who are part of the hundreds of thousands of “gotaways.”
This is far from the only terrible experience a Border Patrol agent has faced as the southern border is flooded with migrants and smugglers. On September 14, border agents were trying to make an arrest when a suspected migrant smuggler attacked, according to Fox News. A chilling image shows a Border Patrol agent standing with his face bloodied and his vest, radio and body camera covered in blood. Another image shows the suspected migrant smuggler with “RATA,” Spanish for Rat, tattooed on his forehead.
These are just two stories of many that expose the deteriorating situation at the southern border at the hands of Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas. The horrors of the southern border are further highlighted in a new House GOP report, which states that 17 CBP officers committed suicide in 2022, the highest number in a decade. Additionally, the report indicates a spike in divorce rates due to officers being gone such a large amount of the time.
The truth is, Joe Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas have made it more difficult and dangerous for Border Patrol agents to do their jobs. This is the reality that border agents face at the border, and it sounds straight out of a nightmare.
August saw 304,162 border encounters, the highest monthly number on record. Total encounters without September’s numbers stand at 2,860,127, already eclipsing last year’s numbers. When the September data is released, it is almost certain that CBP will have reported more than 3 million encounters in FY 2023, and that doesn’t even include the hundreds of thousands of “gotaways.”
According to CBP data, 659 known or suspected terrorists were apprehended when trying to enter the United States in FY 2023 to date. That includes those who were caught at the border and between ports of entry. Known or suspected terrorists are also believed to be part of the “gotaways.”
The surge in those coming to the border, especially people on the terror watchlist is incredibly concerning and is a national security threat. Biden’s border crisis has raged for more than two and a half years and has resulted in some 9 million illegal crossings, including “gotaways.” While the administration’s decision to finish a small portion of the wall is a start, it isn’t going to fix the crisis.