Border Patrol Agents upset over new vaccine mandate
A new COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Border Patrol agents requires them to receive the vaccine by Nov 1 or face termination. A whistleblower revealed the new policy. Carter reported on the story on Fox News’ Hannity.
But National Border Patrol Council President Chris Cabrera pointed out the hypocrisy of the mandate. Many of the migrants crossing the border don’t take COVID tests. “Agents are upset and rightfully so,” Cabrera told Carter. “We’re being required to take it. However people that are coming into the country illegally are already breaking one law and they’re getting preferential treatment.”
Meanwhile, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas sets new policies that allow more migrants to stay in the states. “Morale has never been lower,” Carter said. She’s reported on border issues since 2004. “In fact, Border Patrol agents say with these new guidelines issued by DHS Secretary Mayorkas, they don’t even know what their job description is.”
“I think that’s just silly,” Cabrera said of Mayorkas’ policies. “You’re in the country illegally you’re subject to removal, that’s what the law says. For him to say otherwise, I don’t know if it’s wishful thinking on his part, if he doesn’t know what we do for a living. It’s ridiculous.”
Now, with these expectations that migrants can stay, border patrol agents anticipate bigger waves. “They’re saying as the weather starts to temper they’re going to expect more and more people,” Carter said. “They don’t have the resources, Sean, to handle this.”
Notably, between 50,000 and 85,000 people from Haiti alone are currently on their way to the border.
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