Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) on Wednesday spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the Democratic caucus’ trip to the southern border, where they toured multiple facilities in Texas. What’s interesting though, is Tlaib said exactly what Border Patrol agents have been saying for years.
“I can tell you that the couple of agents that have taken me aside were imploring me to please, report back what’s happening here because they don’t want any part of it anymore,” Tlaib explained. “And they do actually feel like it’s making us less safe because they’re not at the border. You know, in their eyes, they’re not social workers. They’re not supposed to be watching over 4-year-olds, you know, some nine and 10 year olds. These are not agents that are equipped to taking care of them and throwing money at it is not going to fix it.”
She then used the opportunity to hammer on the Trump administration for not “fixing” the problem. . .
For years Border Patrol agents have repeatedly asked for additional resources. We saw it happen in 2014, when a surge of illegal aliens flocked to our southern border. Detainees were being bused from Texas to other parts of the country for processing because the system was so overwhelmed. Agents were physically pulled from the southern border to process detainees, leaving our nation wide open to anyone and everyone wanting in. But, as always, nothing changed. The Obama administration rode out the public relation crisis, which essentially put a band aid on a major wound. (Read more from “Tlaib Had a Sudden Awakening and Now Understands What Border Patrol Agents Have Said for Years” HERE)