(Headline USA) U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents were told to get the coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 1 or be fired, according to a whistleblower who informed the House Judiciary Committee of the order.
“The people who have been busting their tails, enforcing our law, doing their job on the border — they’re gonna get fired if they don’t take the vaccine,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, the ranking member on the committee, told Fox News.
The Center Square reports:
In response, U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Tom McClintock, R-Calif., sent Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas a letter expressing their disbelief that “the Biden administration will allow COVID-positive illegal aliens to surge across the border but will terminate dedicated law-enforcement officers who do not comply” with a presidential mandate.
Jordan said he and the other Republicans on the committee sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas demanding to know more about the vaccine deadline and accusing the Biden administration of “openly targeting the heroic men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol.”
The Republicans also pointed out the hypocrisy of forcing Border Patrol agents to get vaccinated but allowing large swathes of illegal immigrants to enter the country without even testing them for COVID-19.
“It is simply unbelievable that the Biden Administration will allow COVID-positive illegal aliens to surge across the border but will terminate dedicated law-enforcement officers who do not comply with President Biden’s mandate,” the letter states.
Border Patrol agents are already suffering from low morale after Biden administration officials publicly attacked several officers who were falsely accused of “whipping” Haitian migrants.
“The agents feel like – at all levels of management, from [Customs and Border Protection] to [the Department of Homeland Security] and to the White House – that they’ve been thrown under the bus because no investigation has been completed, yet you’re hearing the president say these people will pay,” National Border Patrol Council Vice President Jon Anfinsen told Fox News this week.
Several Border Patrol agents said they were stunned at how quickly the Biden administration threw them to the wolves.
“You go to work and do your best knowing that if you do your boss is going to ‘make you pay’?” one agent told Fox News last week. “I’m dumbfounded and don’t know what to say.”