According to a recent report from the Washington Examiner, morale at the border is at an all-time low, in large part due to the current administration.
As observed by one border patrol agent based in Arizona, “things are the worst they have ever been, by far” under the Biden administration.
“Agents are calling in all the time,” the agent continued in his remarks to the Washington Examiner.
These calls are unsurprising given that many agents in U.S. Border Patrol generally do not see the point in continuing to fully dedicate themselves to their job, given that national security no longer appears to be a serious concern of the present administration.
Furthermore, the White House is also quick to blame border patrol for an array of different incidents, much in the same way it has previously lambasted law enforcement.
“Agents are afraid of ending up on the news for doing their job or getting in trouble for doing their job,” the agent continued, referencing repeated instances of the Biden-Harris’s administration routinely resisting a strong border.
“There is no morale,” the agent added.
In total, the Washington Examiner spoke to eight different border patrol agents and managers who have been assigned to the southern border, assessing their experiences with regards to record-breaking migration levels under Biden.
Fear of negative press stems back to an incident this past September, when Biden accused border patrol agents of “whipping” Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, thousands of which were underneath a bridge awaiting admission into the nation.
At the same time, the White House has also failed to thank border patrol for intervening in the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
“Del Rio pissed us all off. Uvalde just adds to it,” another agent remarks to the Washington Examiner.
“I think at this point, we are beyond pissed,” the agent continued, “we expect Biden to continue to attack us. Making a concerted effort to ignore what we did is expected.”