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Former Border Patrol Chief: We Are ‘Rapidly Losing the Situational Awareness’ to Know Who is Entering US

UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER – Former Border Patrol Chief Rodney S. Scott, who was appointed to the position by President Trump and retired from the position last month under Biden, sent a letter to leaders on both sides of the aisle in the US Senate and its Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee speaking out against the Biden administration’s mishandling of the situation at the border.


Just the News [2] obtained the letter [3] that was sent earlier this month. Scott, who had a 29-year career in law enforcement, told the Senators that recommendations to slow the crisis at the border have been refused by Biden’s administration and that the refusals are deteriorating the work in border security done under Trump.

“Common sense border security recommendations from experienced career professionals are being ignored and stymied by inexperienced political appointees,” Scott said. “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.”

The letter, dated September 1 and sent to Senators Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Gary Peters, and Rob Portmann, continued, “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.”

Further, Scott commented that Congress is not getting a clear picture of the very real problems with border security or lack thereof.

“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,” Scott wrote in his four-page letter.


“Secretary Mayorkas is choosing to ignore the sound recommendations of career government leadership despite his own admissions that he agrees with them. Of grave concern, is the fact that the Secretary and other political appointees within DHS have provided factually incorrect information to Congressional Representatives and to the American public.

“Furthermore, they have directed USBP personnel to allow otherwise ineligible aliens to remain in the U.S. inconsistent with the…established legal processes and law.”

Senator Ron Johnson is who provided the letter to Just the News. In an interview, he said, “He’s writing a letter just talking about how the administration is lying to the American public. They’re ignoring advice from career customs and border patrol officers.

“There are such gaps in our border right now,” he continued. “And when they’re having to take Border Patrol off of other parts of the border to surge them into places like Del Rio, you’re just opening up huge areas where people can just flow through again.”

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