In a letter to Senate leaders, former head of the Border Patrol, Rodney Scott said Biden’s immigration policies are creating a situation where threats could enter the US.
Scott said, before Biden booted him in January, “the unprecedented seismic shift in border security and immigration policy created the current border crisis.” Scott said that this breakdown at the border is creating a national security threat.
Scott sent on to say, “The Biden administration’s team at DHS is laser-focused on expediting the flow of migrants into the U.S. and downplaying the significant vulnerability this creates for terrorists, narcotics smugglers, human traffickers, and even hostile nations to gain access to our homeland. In my professional assessment, the U.S. Border Patrol is rapidly losing the situational awareness required to know who and what is entering our Homeland.”
Scott went on to point out criminal activity that is reportedly taking advantage of the situation saying, “Low level, unsophisticated and uneducated smugglers are illegally crossing the border and increasingly evading apprehension daily. To think that well-resourced terrorist networks, criminal organization, and hostile nations are not doing the same is naive.”
Scott also said, “The experienced civil service staff within CBP, ICE and DHS have provided multiple options to reduce the illegal entries and reestablish some semblance of border security through proven programs and consequences, yet every recommendation has been summarily rejected. Secretary Mayorkas is choosing to ignore the sound recommendations of career government leadership despite his own admissions that he agrees with them.”