The immigration crisis in the United States is worsening and while the Border Patrol agents cannot cope with the surge of illegal migrants, there is the possibility that many of these officers may lose their jobs if they decide not to get vaccinated.
Border Patrol sources have consistently complained that there are not enough agents to handle the crisis. Now, however, the Democratic administration is prepared to lose even more officers under the mandatory vaccination mandate.
“The people who have been busting their tails, enforcing our law, doing their job on the border – they’re gonna get fired if they don’t take the vaccine,” said Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.
Jordan criticized that on the one hand Biden forces state officials to be vaccinated under threat of losing their jobs, while he gives the migrants he releases into the country the choice of whether or not to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Jordan, and the Immigration and Citizenship subcommittee’s ranking representative, Rep. Tom McClintock, accused the Biden administration of “openly attacking the heroic men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol.”
The congressmen noted that recruiting and hiring Border Patrol personnel has been a difficulty for several administrations due to the arduous work involved, and argued that the Biden administration is only exacerbating the problem.
Border Patrol ” unmanned”
Kelsey French, wife of a border agent, told Fox News that “there are not enough personnel” to deal with the immigration crisis.
“Border Patrol is already undermanned,” French said. “They are overwhelmed, as we can see,” she said.
French added that these are difficult vacancies to fill because of all the implications that come with being a border agent.
“t’s not an easy job to get into, so there’s a lot of sacrifices made by not just the agents, but the families at home that they leave behind,” said French. “And we know the sacrifice that they make and that there may be a day that they don’t come home,” she sentenced.
According to DHS, 30,000 Haitian immigrants have arrived in the United States since early September and only about 2,000 have been deported and as many as 12,000 or even more have been released into the United States.