By now, you’ve probably seen the following video, in which a border patrol agent admits that “unfortunately” being a U.S. citizen doesn’t particularly matter anymore:
That clip first appeared 3 days ago and it immediately went viral - becoming emblematic of the low morale among border patrol agents.
Yesterday, Neil Cavuto spoke with Chris Cabrera, the vice president of the Local 3307 National Border Patrol Council. Cabrera sympathizes with the sentiment and claims that border patrol agents are being forced to knowingly allow murderers entry into the United States.
“Our agents aren’t allowed to do the job they were hired to do. We’re walking more and more people out the door whether they’re catch-and-release that have family units. The criminal aliens that are coming in, some of these young gang member kids that are coming in - and there’s no criminal history in the United States - we’re releasing them out the door and more and more it gets frustrating.”
If they have family in the United States, they’ll release them to the family, even if they’re admitted gang members. We’ve had a couple that had admitted to murders in their home country. They were 17 years old, 16 years old, and the United States government thought it fit to release them to their parents here in the United States.”
Cabrera confirmed that Morale among agents is at an all-time low and told Cavuto that, thanks to relaxed rules about who is subject to deportation, the agents’ hands are tied.
“They found a loophole with the unaccompanied women and children. We don’t have anywhere to house these women and children and if the child has no family back in his home country - or claims he has no family back in his home country - we have to release him to a parent who is here.
Even if he’s a confirmed gang member - a confirmed criminal even by self-admission - we for some reason don’t send them back to their home country; we release them into our country.”
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