Border Patrol Suicides Spike Along With Frustration With Biden

A US Customs and Border Protection patch is seen on the arm of an agent in the Jacumba mountains on October 6, 2022 in Imperial County, California. - In the fiscal year 2022 the number of migrant apprehensions exceeded 2 million, a new record in US Border Patrol history, but these apprehensions include many repeat offenders. (Photo by allison dinner / AFP) (Photo by ALLISON DINNER/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Border Patrol agents are committing suicide at a record rate this year as frustrations within the agency increase amid a historic surge in illegal immigration under the Biden administration.
  • At least three agents took their own lives in the last two weeks.
  • The surge in suicides has alarmed experts and lawmakers alike, with many Republicans in Congress lambasting Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for not doing enough to address the problem.

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