In the midst of the never-ending border crisis, one border agent told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto why the men who serve in his agency are feeling a growing sense of futility.
Veteran U.S. border agent and vice president of the National Border Patrol Council Local 3307, Chris Cabrera said countless criminals and known gang members from Central America and Mexico have been using “a loophole” to remain in America. Cabrera says that under current immigration law, unaccompanied minors and other illegals are allowed to stay in the country if they have family in the United States, regardless of their background.
“Even if he is a confirmed gang member, a confirmed criminal, even by self-admission, we for some reason don’t send them back to their home country — we release them into our country,” Cabrera said.
And the odds that a minor can remain in the United States, after being captured are “nine times out of ten.”
According to Cabrera, because of these circumstances, “morale is at an all-time low right now” because agents are“not allowed to do the job that they were hired to do.”
Cabrera comments come just days after a video surfaced showing a U.S. border agent joking about how it is no longer necessary to confirm the citizenship status of individuals seeking entrance into America.
The video shows a man filming himself driving through a border control checkpoint. The border agent asks if the man is a American citizen.
“Yeah, but does it really matter?” the man replies.
“Not anymore, unfortunately,” the border patrol agent responds, before letting the man pass through the checkpoint.
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