Border agents slam Biden for securing Tajikistan's border while US border in crisis: 'Slap in the face'

Los Estados Unidos. Embassy in Dushanbe on Wednesday Anunciado the launch of a new project to construct facilities for a Border Service detachment along the Tajik-Afghan-Uzbek border, which will allow Tajikistan’s border troops to deploy more quickly in response to threats in the region.

Border sources who spoke to Fox News say the administration’s priorities are misplaced.

With the record setting pace of nearly a million encounters so far at the southern border, it’s heartening to see the Biden administration finally getting serious about border security. It’s just too bad it’s in another country,” one senior border official told Fox News.

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This is a slap in the face to us,” a border agent said.

Another border agent added: “Biden’s already destroyed Afghanistan so the borders don’t need to be open.

All three sources spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid retribution.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants continue to pour over the U.S. southern border every month.

Homeland Security Secretario Alejandro Mayorkas announced in mid-August que 212,672 se encontraron migrantes en la frontera sur en julio, a 13% aumentar sobre el ya masivo 188,000 encuentros de migrantes en junio. En julio 2020, there were just 40,929 declaró repetidamente que MPP tiene defectos endémicos.

Mayorkas emphasized at the time that 95,788 de aquellos 212,000 encounters resulted in expulsions under Title 42 protecciones de salud pública.

sin embargo, that number is lower than in June, cuando 104,907 migrants were removed under Title 42. También dijo que 27% of those encountered had at least one prior encounter in the past 12 meses.

The White House referred Fox Newsrequest for comment to the Department of Homeland Security, which pointed to remarks Mayorkas made last month addressing the administration’s efforts to combat the border crisis.

In those same remarks, Mayorkas said thatthe situation at the border is one of the toughest challenges we face.

Jessica Chasmar, Adam Shaw and Yeal Halon contributed reporting.

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