Border Patrol ‘beyond frustrated’ with Biden

According to a new report from Fox News, U.S. Border Patrol agents are “beyond frustrated” with President Joe Biden and his administration’s failure to address the southern border crisis. 

On top of this, it appears that border patrol is far from convinced that Biden’s decision to visit the southern border will lead to anything productive.

Per Fox:

Border Patrol agents are “beyond frustrated” as President Biden prepares to visit the southern border on Sunday, with agents and a former top Border Patrol official telling Fox News Digital that rank-and-file agents on the frontlines are unconvinced by a visit that they see as too little, too late from the White House in regard to the border crisis.

Biden is scheduled to make this visit to El Paso, Texas, on Sunday.

What’s going on?

This week, Biden finally address the southern border crisis directly, departing from his administration’s prior position that the border is “secure” and that everything is just fine.

This comes after border patrol agents saw 2.3 million migrant encounters during the 2022 Fiscal Year. And, things, at least so far, aren’t looking any better in Fiscal Year 2023, with over 230,000 encounters taking place in November.

The prospect of Title 42 – the Trump-era emergency measure that has been used to expel illegal immigrants from the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic – coming to an end, resulting in another surge of illegal immigration, set off a new round of criticism of Biden’s mishandling of the southern border. And, surprisingly, some Democrats joined in this criticism.

Biden has now responded by announcing a trip to visit the southern border.

Biden also responded with a plan that he claims will “help us a good deal in managing what is a difficult challenge.”

Just for show?

For its report, Fox News Digital spoke with National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, and, suffice it to say that Judd isn’t buying what Biden is selling.

Judd said:

We’re beyond frustrated that it’s taken him two years. We’re beyond frustrated that he allowed this issue to get as bad as it is. He’s not coming to the border of his own accord. He would have done that a long, long time ago.

Judd went on to argue that “the only reason” Biden is going to the border is because his base is upset about it. And, Judd opined that he doesn’t expect Biden to actually address the problem.

Others whom Fox interviewed had similar sentiments. Rodney Scott, the former Border Patrol chief, for example, told Fox, “everybody that I’ve talked to thinks it’s just going to be for show, that nothing is going to change.”

It’s certainly hard to believe, after everything that we have seen from the Biden administration, that he is suddenly going to actually secure the southern border. But, it’s one of those things that you’d like to be proven wrong about.