(FiveNation.com)- According to a memo seen by Just the News, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has lent his support to Customs and Border Protection agents across the country who have been threatened with violence.
It’s a rare sign from the Biden administration that the government cares even a little bit about the job these people are doing at our nation’s borders.
The memo, which is titled “Prioritizing Prosecutions of Criminal Conduct at CBP Agents and Officers, was sent to the CBP commissioner Chris Magnus. It informs the department that the Department of Homeland Security is teaming up with the Department of Justice to ensure that any assaults on border agencies and other members of federal law enforcement are referred to prosecutors as a matter of urgency and treated as a priority.
In the memo, Mayorkas describes how during a recent trip along the Southwestern border of the United States, he heard reports from CBP agents that they were being assaulted and threatened with violence while going about their duties. And despite the Biden administration stopping the building of the southern border wall and making CBP agents’ jobs harder, he said that the threats are “unacceptable” and that the federal government is willing to help them out.
Well, at least it’s something.
Much of the attacks and threats made against CBP agents come as they apprehend illegal aliens pouring over the border. With border apprehensions reaching 2 million in President Joe Biden’s first year in office, it’s no surprise that CBP agents are subject to more violence and threats.
The more people pour over the border, the greater the chances are of interacting with criminal gangs.
Referring these cases to prosecutors is important, but shouldn’t the Biden administration be doing something about the root cause of these attacks? Namely the fact that current immigration policy and the treatment of illegal aliens is attracting hundreds of thousands of illegals to the border every single month?