Border patrol agents have some of the toughest jobs in the country. Not only are they under intense scrutiny, but their job has become increasingly politicized and a source of criticism by those who support illegal immigration and open borders. A new report headlined by Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost cites that the number of border patrol agents assaulted in 2019 is now over 600.
The high number of assaults points to an ever increasing rise of confrontation at the border. Frustrated by tightening immigration policies, migrants are turning to all out assault to attempt to get into the country. Parts where there is no border wall are most vulnerable to physical confrontation.
Rock throwing and gun fire have become tactics used by some migrants intimidating border agents. In August, a man fired several rounds at a border wall in San Luis, Arizona. Luckily, no one was injured and that the bullets stopped at the border barrier. The culprit and his friends got away, but it was yet another example of how easy it is for an agent to be in harm’s way.
A complete border wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border would not only protect those on the American side, it would be safer for the border patrol agents. Physical confrontational fights would be much less common if there was a tall barrier in the way. It is inexcusable that over 600 border patrol agents have been assaulted in 2019 and it’s only ¾ of the way through the year.
While Democrats continue to shame those who protect America, border patrol agents show up to work everyday and face the high likelihood of being injured. These border patrol agents are everyday Americans who are just doing their job. If you support the brave men and women at the border who are at the front lines of America’s security, sign our petition!