Customs and Border Protection has encountered more than 2 million migrants crossing the southern border over the past year.
That record number of crossings has led to morale problems among the CPB rank and file.
In 2022, 11 CBP employees died by suicide, according to federal data dating to 2007. The number was the highest in 2009, when there were 14 CBP suicides.
CPB has a “suicidologist” to help address poor morale and rising suicides.
“This administration continues to crumble what’s left of morale and is taking the U.S. Border Patrol to irreparable levels of destruction,” a Border Patrol agent stationed at the southern border previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Standing behind someone has now taken a different meaning. Trust in leadership has been cheapened.”