In a development that serves of further evidence of the Biden administration’s abdication of its duty to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, a Border Patrol agent resigned in frustration this week and lamented the fact that the agency’s mission is now “unrecognizable,” as the Washington Examiner reports.
Mustafa Joseph, who has worked as a Border Patrol intelligence agent for over 10 years, explained to Chief Raul Ortiz via email that the job he is now being asked to do bears little resemblance to the duties to which he signed on at the start of his career.
Having submitted his letter of resignation last weekend, Joseph told Ortiz, “As the Patrol and the U.S. government slip more and more into the unrecognizable, it’s unclear what I took and oath to defend starting from way back in 1996 as a Navy Corpsman. The Supreme Court, the last line of Constitutional clarity, is in disarray as well.”
As the Examiner noted, Joseph did not specifically single out the Biden administration as the driving force behind his discontent, but he did cite the “present reality” as the cause of the shifting nature of his role.
The massive migrant surge witnessed at the southern border since Biden took office has been blamed by many on the president’s stubborn determination to roll back many of the hardline policies put in place during the Trump administration that had achieved real success in stemming the tide of illegal immigration.
Because of Biden’s rollbacks of those policy positions, large number of Border Patrol agents have been forced to leave their prior field positions to help transport, process, and provide basic assistance to those in federal custody before many of them are released into the interior without formal entry into the immigration court system, according to the Examiner.
Joseph expressed his outrage at the fact that “the undocumented have gone from a fear of infringing the law to brazenly inquiring about what’s taking so long with their right to unconditional assimilation,” also asking, “Have we become ‘Handmaids’ to their cause?”
Former Border Patrol chief Rodney Scott, who retired under pressure from Biden administration officials earlier this year, has also given voice to those in the agency’s ranks who are increasingly disillusioned with what they have witnessed, declaring that what has been happening at the border amounts not so much to an immigration crisis, but a national security crisis.
As former Democrat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard opined earlier this year, “the open-door policy that this administration has in place is posing a humanitarian crisis…as well as a very serious security threat for our country,” but the “bold-faced deceptions” from government officials and their refusal to confront the dangers unchecked migration brings mean that the conditions that forced Joseph’s resignation may well be permitted to endure for a frighteningly long time.