While we battle inflation in 2022, most citizens can’t forget about other serious issues that plague the U.S. This includes the ongoing border crisis, which hasn’t improved according to DHS numbers.
Many argue that the issue began the instant Joe Biden took office. He rolled back his predecessor’s policies, stopped construction on the border wall, and unsurprisingly, we got an explosion of migrants.
Biden also accused border officers of treating illegal Haitian migrants too harshly, and punishments might be coming.
However, if that happens, Texas is prepared to stand by their hard-working officers.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has voiced his support for the state’s border patrol in the past, often condemning the Biden administration for a complete lack of action as the crisis hits new heights.
Border officials are already overworked and understaffed, according to DHS officials, and they constantly feel overwhelmed with floods of undocumented travelers.
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Then came the controversy over the “whipping” of the Haitians, after some Democrats claimed officers were hitting the travelers with horse reins. Further scrutiny shows this doesn’t appear to be the case, though.
And Gov. Abbott won’t let these men pay for something they didn’t do. From Fox News:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott stated Monday that if any U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials face ‘adverse action’ over claims that they ‘whipped’ Haitian migrants trying to illegally enter the United States, he would offer them jobs.
Border agents on horseback were accused of whipping the Haitian border jumpers back in September.
Despite claims to the contrary, and evidence that the pictures were inaccurate – the agents were evidently whipping the horses, not the people – even President Joe Biden threatened repercussions.
Biden even said there would be an investigation into the incident:
To see people treated like they did, horses barely running over, people being strapped – it’s outrageous.
I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation underway now and there will be consequences. There will be consequences.
Since that time, many who have seen the pictures have essentially debunked the accusation, though Democrat lawmakers continue to bring it up.
The investigation hasn’t concluded, either, which is why punishments could still come down. If that happens, though, Texas is prepared to quickly give these accused officers another position.
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This all began with the Del Rio crisis, when over 10,000 Haitian migrants gathered beneath the district’s International Bridge.
The situation spiraled out of control from there, and border officers did everything they could to restore order and enforce the law. National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd told Fox:
These agents were specifically sent to that location to stop more people from crossing, that was what they were sent there to do.
This was under the orders of their management which of course is under the control of Secretary [Alejandro] Mayorkas.
Border boss Mayorkas has publicly supported the accused officers, and eve the photographer who took the pictures said “nobody saw a Border Patrol agent whipping.”
But when you have the President saying “people will pay,” the spotlight remains trained on the border officials in question. They maintain their innocence but the administration clearly wants action.
At least the state is willing to stand by its border patrol agents, and they’re not going to kowtow to what many say is a bogus investigation, driven almost entirely by political correctness.