(RightIsRight.co) – Thanks to the unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants at the southern border, U.S. Border Patrol agents are reportedly experiencing deep frustration and demoralization, and the situation has only escalated further in recent times and there’s no one to blame but the current administration.
This sentiment was vividly expressed by the wives of two Border Patrol officials during their appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
Alison Anderson, married to a former Iraq combat veteran and current Border Patrol agent, conveyed her husband’s disillusionment since President Biden assumed office. She highlighted her husband’s service and sacrifice for the nation, questioning the purpose of such sacrifices when, under the current administration, they perceive the U.S. border security to be compromised.
Cassy Garcia, wife of Border Patrol Chief Jason Owens, echoed similar concerns, pointing out the relentless nature of the migrant flow that leaves agents feeling futile and undervalued in their efforts. She also expressed discontent with the negative public perception and unfair labeling of Border Patrol agents, who are often at the forefront of assisting migrants despite the risks involved.
Anderson further noted that many agents, overwhelmed by the situation, have opted for early retirement or have left the force, an indication of the deteriorating morale under the current administration. The strain on agents is compounded by the concern that while they are preoccupied with the humanitarian crisis, smugglers exploit these vulnerabilities to engage in illicit activities like drug trafficking and smuggling of convicted felons, as expressed by Owens in a statement to the House Homeland Security Committee.
The situation at the border is reaching critical levels, with migrant encounters surpassing 200,000 in December alone and averaging over 10,000 encounters a day, according to Customs and Border Protection sources. This surge is part of a year that has seen record-breaking numbers for both daily and monthly encounters, totaling over 2.4 million in FY23.
This ongoing crisis not only challenges the agents’ resolve but also raises significant concerns about border security and the broader implications for national safety.