Border Patrol agents have the honor of holding the toughest job in law enforcement, but things are spiraling out of control and it is getting more dangerous.
The Chief of the United States Border Patrol had strong words for a Senate committee he met with on Wednesday.
Chief Mark A. Morgan had a chance to speak about the incredible rise of assaults and the dangers of “the toughest jobs in federal law enforcement.”
“In all these interactions across the country one thing was consistent and abundantly clear, that men and women of the United States Border Patrol have one of the toughest jobs in federal law enforcement.
They are the most assaulted federal law enforcement in the United States, more than 7400 border patrol agents have been assaulted since 2006. That rose in FY 16 by 20 percent and year to date, we’re seeing an increase of assaults of 200 percent from the previous year today. It’s a dangerous job.”
Border agents are not only getting assaulted, but several have been killed this year.
Morgan went on to mention that there is a new surge of illegals coming across the border. The most worrisome statistic is the amount of children and unaccompanied children that are crossing the border.
“A lot of resources are dedicated to being professional child care providers at this point,” Morgan told the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
He went on to call the job a “humanitarian mission”, and they are not able to do their national security mission as affectively.
So many people living south of the border are coming north that the United States are building new processing centers and we are still not keeping up.
According to a report by CBS, many illegals rushed to cross the border before the election. Many feared that if Trump won, a wall would be built and they wouldn’t have an opportunity in the future. Many also feared that if they were not in the USA by the time Hillary won, then they would not get amnesty.
See the report by CBS.
We have a very serious problem on our southern border; especially if our border agents are being assaulted while working as glorified childcare providers.
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