Rank-and-file Border Patrol agents have slammed the Senate's $118B Senate funding bill that would guarantee 1.5 million illegal migrants entry to the United States, while sending the majority of funds to Ukraine ($60B+) and Israel ($14.1B), the Daily Caller reports.
Four rank-and-file Border Patrol agents told the DCNF that the “catch and release” of illegal immigrants will continue if the bill is implemented, because it allows for the release of family units and single adults that show a credible fear of persecution should they return home.
The Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 would add more personnel to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), along with more beds for ICE facilities, the expulsion of certain illegal migrants, and enhancing fentanyl interdiction. But let's not get it twisted - as less than 20% of the bill would actually go towards the border.
They call it a “border bill,” yet less than 20% is allocated to our border & there’s more money allocated to protecting Ukraine’s border than our own. Typical swamp protocol. pic.twitter.com/sOAn6jx8sm— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) February 6, 2024
"Now that I’ve seen more of it, they can respectfully go fuck themselves. The more I’m seeing the more it just puts what they’ve been doing in writing. You want to shut this down, it’s real easy. Team up [the Department of Defense] with DHS and let us enforce like we were supposed to," one agent told the Caller, adding "I feel like we are the only nation in the world that is this dumb about the border. Maybe it’s because we haven’t."
Oh, and "Aliens from noncontiguous countries shall not be included in the sum of aliens encountered." Did America's enemies write this thing?
Who were the actual authors of this bill? I mean who wrote these words? Not the politicians.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 6, 2024
The so-called border bill isn't a debate on policy. Don't let that be your frame.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) February 6, 2024
Something else is going on here.
I'm not sure what.
It feels more like being in the middle of a war and finding out my government isn't on my side.
Stop talking about voting on this monstrosity.…
"Catch and release is absolutely happening," said Andrew “Art” Arthur, who serves as a resident fellow in law and policy for the Center for Immigration Studies, in a statement to the Caller.
In recent years, Border Patrol has recorded high levels of illegal immigration. Agents recorded more than 2.2 million encounters of migrants crossing the southern border illegally in fiscal year 2022, a new record, more than 2 million in fiscal year 2023 and more than 629,000 between October and January, according to federal data.
“It’s a load of bullshit,” a second agent told the DCNF. “We don’t need a border bill, we need to enforce the laws on the books.”
“Unaccompanied minors and families released, that’s unacceptable. They need to be removed,” the second agent added.
Two more agents told the caller that the bill is 'bullshit' for various reasons, including the release of families and certain single adults with 'credible fear' claims.
"Another loophole that aliens are going to abuse," said a fourth agent.