A new report indicates that the Biden administration may soon be terminating a significant portion of border patrol agents, despite the fact that the southern border crisis is as bad as ever.
According to Breitbart, the report alleges that the Biden administration has threatened to fire all U.S. Border Patrol agents who do not get vaccinated against the coronavirus by November.
What we know:
This information comes by way of a letter that Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) sent on Tuesday to Alejandro Mayorkas, the head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The two congressmen say in the letter that they were informed that the Biden administration has threatened to terminate Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents who don’t get vaccinated.
“As the brave men and women of U.S. Border Patrol work tirelessly to respond to the Administration’s manufactured border crisis, we have learned that the Department of Homeland Security has threatened to fire Border Patrol officials who refuse to comply with President Biden’s vaccine mandate,” the congressmen wrote.
According to the congressmen, the vaccine mandate that they are referring to is the one that President Joe Biden issued on September 9th, 2021, which requires “federal employees to fully vaccinate against COVID-19 or face termination of their employment.”
Later in the letter, the congressmen say that “men and women of CBP have been given official notice that they must be fully vaccinated by November 2021 or face termination.”
As for how many Border Patrol agents may lose their jobs, the congressmen just say, “a significant portion.”
Elsewhere in the letter, the congressmen highlight the fact that firing members of the CBP will only exacerbate the southern border crisis, given that the country already has a shortage of agents.
“President Biden’s vaccine mandate, as applied to CBP, risks reducing the already-depleted Border Patrol workforce in the middle of the unfolding border crisis,” the congressmen write.
They add that “it is simply unbelievable that the Biden Administration will allow COVID-positive illegal aliens to surge across the border but will terminate dedicated law-enforcement officers who do not comply with President Biden’s mandate.”
Here, the congressmen were referring to the fact that the Biden administration has not been holding illegal immigrants to any coronavirus standards, such as the ones it holds the American people to. The Biden administration has even been caught releasing coronavirus-positive illegal immigrants into American communities.
“We hope that for the safety of our country that you see the error in this decision, choose to support the heroes of CBP who put their lives on the line every day, and find reasonable accommodations for CBP officers who do not choose to comply with this mandate for personal or medical reasons,” the congressmen conclude.