Border Patrol agents have been notified by the Biden administration that they must be fully vaccinated by November 22 or face termination.
The notice comes after President Joe Biden’s executive order on September 9 that all federal employees should be vaccinated against COVID-19.
In some cases, medical and religious exemptions are accepted and The Epoch Times has learned that some border agents will file for exemptions.
Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), a member of the House Judiciary Ranking, wrote a strongly-worded letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyerkas against the mandate.
“We have learned that the Department of Homeland Security has threatened to shoot Border Patrol officers who refuse to comply with President Biden’s vaccine order,” Jordan wrote on 28 September.
“Your failure to support these federal law enforcement officers will only worsen the Biden border crisis and make our country less secure.
Jordan said the mandate “risks reducing the already exhausted Border Patrol staff amid the border crisis.”
Border Patrol agents have been overwhelmed throughout the year as the border crisis escalates. Agents have caught 1.4 million illegal aliens at the southwest border so far this fiscal year.
A Border Patrol agent told The Epoch Times that he and thousands of other agents are preparing to be fired in November.
“We took an oath to uphold the Constitution; To protect this country from all enemies foreign and domestic,” he said.
“This is the moment we have dedicated our lives, the opportunity to stand tall, to stand firm for what is good and right. To stand firm for freedom. Freedom to choose—whatever that choice is. Yes, it should be yours.”
Fearing retaliation, the agent spoke on condition of anonymity.
In contrast, about 15,000 Haitians who recently entered the United States illegally through Del Rio, Texas, broke into an illegal camp under an international bridge, with no COVID-19 tests or vaccinations, according to other illegal immigrants. did not meet the requirements.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on September 24 that the need for a COVID-19 vaccine for illegal immigrants is not necessary because they “do not intend to stay here for long.”
More than 12,400 illegal aliens were later released to the United States under the bridge in Del Rio.
The Epoch Times reached out to the National Border Patrol Council for comment on any action plans against the vaccine mandate for border agents.
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