Speaking with Newsmax, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said that President Biden’s border policies are making it impossible for border patrol agents to protect the American people.
During an appearance on “National Report” on Tuesday, Judd called out the president, discussing the negative effects of his policies.
“All you have to do is look at certain locations. If you look at Del Rio, Texas, there’s times that there are no agents that are actively patrolling the border,” he said. “They’re doing administrative duties, whether that’s hospital watch, transport processing, [or] security at the detention facilities.”
“There’s literally nobody on the border, and what that does is that creates gaps. It creates openings and allows the cartels to get in there,” Judd added.
According to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 247,163 illegal immigrants crossed the border in June, which brought the total for 2022 to just over 2 million with three months still left in the fiscal year.
While these illegals are continuing to flood across the border, agents are being sent elsewhere thanks to Biden’s policies.
“The problem that we continue to see is that as we put that uniform on, we are being pulled into different locations that we’re not supposed to be,” Judd said. “We’re supposed to be out there patrolling the border.”
“We’re supposed to be protecting the American people, and we can’t do that under this administration’s policies, and that’s a problem, and it’s a problem for all America,” he added.
Aside from the illegal crossings that are documented by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, there are also many that aren’t detected, but their numbers are estimated by the government. Judd noted that the problem that border patrol agents face also extends to these “got aways” that were never apprehended, who are bringing danger into the country.
“We know that there’s been 500,000 got aways,” he said. “That means we’ve been able to detect that number of people and they were able to evade apprehension. We just didn’t have the resources to go after them, and they were able to make it in the United States.”
Judd went on to say that the 27-year-old Guatemalan man who was recently arrested for raping and impregnating a 10-year-old Ohio girl was likely one of these “got aways.”
“We do not have any record of him on file,” he said. “That means he was able to enter the United States and he was able to evade apprehension and again, that’s the problem.”
“We might not see immediately what the effects are, but we’re ultimately going to feel the effects down the road,” Judd continued, adding that the problem will go on and Americans will continue to face this kind of danger as long as the Biden administration “panders” to radical pro-open borders leftists and allows lawlessness at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“We don’t know if it’s going to be a terrorist act,” he added. “We don’t know if it’s going to be rape. We don’t know if it’s going to be murder.”
“There are going to be American citizens that are harmed because this administration continues to pander to open border activists rather than going after the problem, which is the lawlessness that exists on the border,” Judd concluded.