5,000 Agents May Be Removed From Border for Health Decisions

5K Agents May Be Removed From Border for Health Decisions

(RightWing.org) – Law enforcement officials continue protesting, resigning, and retiring nationwide over COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Recent reports indicated US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents could be joining that growing number.

CBP Media Relations head, Justin Long, recently confirmed the Department of Homeland Security intends to enforce full compliance with President Joe Biden’s recent executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal employees with limited exceptions. The deadline for receiving the vaccine is November 8, and federal agencies will terminate anyone not fully vaccinated by November 22.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) recently weighed in on the controversy. According to him, “as many as 5,000” CBP agents could separate from the service by the November deadline. Elaborating, he stated the country would “truly [experience] a national security crisis” at the nation’s southern border if the government dismisses so many agents.

Biggs posted a tweet on October 22, citing the latest CBP figures for illegal alien border encounters to reinforce his prediction. For those unfamiliar with the term, encounters include all arrests and deportations. According to Biggs, the CBP reported 192,001 encounters in September, bringing the total for the year to 1,734,686.

As Rep. Biggs noted in his tweets, the number of border encounters currently sits at an all-time high. Perhaps, it’s time for the Biden administration to return to former President Donald Trump’s no-nonsense approach to border security and quit trying to force vaccines on agents instead.

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