In Laredo, Texas, Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz was embroiled in a tense back-and-forth with agents. During a visit by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, the event occurred. Ortiz admits that “morale is at an all-time low” in a video given with Fox News by a Border Patrol source.
According to Ortiz, they’re frustrated when people go to work. They’re disappointed because they didn’t obtain the expected result. “They keep allowing criminal aliens into the nation,” said other agents. Ortiz questioned the agents about their preoccupation with semantics. According to one agent, the only way for evil to win is for good guys to do nothing. Good folks are doing nothing. They’re letting illegal aliens off the hook.
In a tweet, DHS Secretary Mayorkas seemed to mention the video. “He has never seen anything like that where Border Patrol personnel are retaliating so forcefully against their superiors,” Chad Wolf says. He claims that he does not step up in the backdrop of the video. None of these issues are addressed by him.
“The work has not become any simpler over the previous several months,” Customs and Border Protection Secretary told agents in the Yuma sector of the US-Mexico border. After accusing him of not enabling them to do their jobs, one agent allegedly turned his back on the secretary. Another reportedly inquired as to how agents are unable to police the border owing to the Biden Administration’s tactics.
“They may turn their back on him, but he won’t turn his back on them,” Mayorkas told a Border Patrol agent, according to audio from a conversation between the two. According to a DHS official, the purpose of his trip was to hear directly from agents and that they had previously had productive discussions.
According to audio acquired by Fox News, Mayorkas indicated in August that the border issue was “unsustainable” and that “we’re going to lose” if “borders remain the first line of defense.” A month later, he supported a narrative that border officials “whipped” Haitian migrants on horseback, subsequently discredited. He didn’t say he agreed with the whipping storyline, but he did say it “does not reflect who we are as a country.”