Emails Show Border Patrol Agents Fed Up With Mayorkas

Vice President Kamala Harris talks to Gloria Chavez, Chief Patrol Agent of the El Paso Sector, as she tours the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Central Processing Center, Friday, June 25, 2021, in El Paso, Texas, with from left Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

At a glance

  • Internal emails from Border Patrol agents underscore how livid the rank-and-file is with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
  • Mayorkas got a chilly greeting from agents when he visited the border earlier this year.
  • “Agent sentiment (the ones that spoke up) is that policies aren’t working, don’t like masks or vaxx mandate. [Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz] stepped up to provide support and asked to intro [Mayorkas] next time to better set up,” she continued, per Fox News.

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