The largest border patrol union in the country claims the White House paints a distorted view of the migrant problem at the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Saturday, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), which represents about 18,000 agents, took to Twitter to praise the few outstanding reporters who continuously cover the ongoing struggle by agents to contain the migrant surge while saying White House propagandists are dominating the narrative.
According to NBPC, the level of media coverage of the chaos at the border, as witnessed by a few exceptional reporters, does not begin to capture the entirety of what is happening.
A straightforward decision presents itself to the NBPC: either trust the White House propagandists or believe the information provided by border patrol officials.
NBPC urged in a series of tweets that Congress impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. According to NBPC, Mayorkas’ and President Biden’s handling of the immigration situation has made it a disaster zone.
In another tweet, the union reiterated that arrests were up over the previous year. Yet, there are others in the open border movement who would have you think that arrests are down by 90% under President Biden.
For Fiscal Year 2023, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials informed the media that there were more than one million interactions with migrants at the southern border, an all-time high.
A total of 1,008,217 migrants have been encountered at the border since the beginning of the fiscal year in October, according to data released on Friday.
This was a massive increase from FY2021, when there were over 1.7 million contacts.
Despite being below the 1,000,000 level, the rate as of March 1 was still above 2.3 million, which is significantly higher than the rate for FY2022.
Some agents are worried that the number will rise again in the spring as warmer temperatures and more favorable conditions encourage people to cross the border.
One agent told the reporters that everyone in the organization knows the agency’s leadership structure. Instead of recognizing the massive challenge posed by dealing with another preventable historical crisis at the border, the Biden administration will celebrate two months of reduced numbers.
Biden has urged lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes increased border security and amnesty for the millions of undocumented people in the United States.
President Biden remarked in his State of the Union address that unless and until Congress takes action, the nation’s border issues will not be resolved. The President wants Congress to approve his plan to supply the equipment and officers to secure the border if his broader immigration reform is not implemented.
With the need for compromise between the Senate’s Democratic majority and the House’s Republican majority, the fight for an immigration measure in Congress could last for some time.
Mayor Douglas Nicholls of Yuma, Arizona, welcomed Republican congress members to his city this week when they visited the southern border to get a personal look at the mounting situation.
Democrats in the legislature didn’t go on the trip because they thought it was all a publicity hoax.
The mayor said that this week’s focus from Republican members of the Judiciary Committee was significant because it’ll begin to change some views and open up some conversations.
Nicholls hopes to provide the same information on the border with a Democratic delegation traveling this month or the next.
He elaborated during an interview by saying that the goal is to teach people enough so that they can identify genuine problems when they are in a position of power.
Secretary Mayorkas and other members of the Biden administration have repeatedly rejected the existence of a crisis on the southern border and insisted that everything is under control.