‘Beyond frustrated’ border patrol unimpressed by Biden’s first visit: ‘It’s taken him two years’

It has been nearly two years since he took office but this week President Joe Biden is expected to finally make his first trip to the U.S. southern border to observe first-hand the humanitarian rights catastrophe that his administration is largely responsible for creating.

But the belated visit has those tasked with enforcing the nation’s immigration feeling “beyond frustrated” that it’s taken so long.

No longer able to simply ignore the ongoing crisis as leaders of Democrat cities are increasingly speaking out as their essential services are strained to the breaking point due to an influx of migrants, Biden announced the trip – which will take place before he travels to Mexico for the North American Leaders’ Summit – as the White House is now forced to address the illegal immigration problem. But some remain skeptical of results and that anything done now in terms of policy shifts will be too little, too late.

On Sunday, Biden will visit El Paso, Texas, a city that has been on the frontlines of the invasion, where he will meet with local leaders and assess operations at the border according to the White House. And while it’s unclear whether he will also meet with Border Patrol agents, the head of the union that represents the agents told Fox News Digital that if he did, he would find that morale isn’t the best among the beleaguered law enforcement professionals who have been overwhelmed over the last two years as a result of Washington’s inaction.

“We’re beyond frustrated that it’s taken him two years. We’re beyond frustrated that he allowed this issue to get as bad as it is,” Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council said. “He’s not coming to the border of his own accord. He would have done that a long, long time ago.”

Judd expressed his opinion that the only reason why Biden is now visiting the border is because of pressure from New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams who has been increasingly vocal as busloads of migrants continue to pour into his city with Colorado’s Democrat Governor Jared Polis now joining red state leaders in sending buses to the Big Apple.

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“I wish he was coming because he actually wanted solutions but we’ve already seen from his two press secretaries, we can go all the way back to Jen Psaki, we know why he’s coming to the border,” Judd said during a Thursday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends First” where he discussed Biden’s sudden change of heart.

“He’s coming because your network has put pressure on him,” he said. “He’s coming because now there are Democrat lawmakers that are putting pressure on him. There are elected officials that are putting pressure on him such as Eric Adams, and even the mayor… I’m sorry, the governor of Colorado now. That’s the only reason that he’s coming to the border, he’s not looking for actual solutions. Again, go back and listen to what Jen Psaki has said, listen to what Karine Jean-Pierre has said and we know that he’s gonna come here, he’s gonna deflect, he’s going to blame others, he’s not actually going to come up with solutions. So he’s doing it because he is being forced to, not because he wants actual solutions.”

Proving Judd’s point, Biden’s top spox blamed it all on Trump.

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“The president inherited a mess because of what the last administration did. We inherited a mess. And, you know, Republicans in Congress made it worse by blocking comprehensive immigration reform,” said Karine Jean-Pierre said during Friday’s daily press briefing. “And so what you’re seeing from this president is he’s acting. He’s acting to protect, to continue to protect the border, secure the border, and also deal with irregular migration.”

Judd also responded to the administration’s recent announcements on immigration including expanding Title 42 to include refugees from Haiti, Cuba and Nicaragua, an expanded parole program, and a transit ban precluding migrants from asylum if they have already gone through another country without seeking asylum there.

“If he follows through with what either he or DHS has said, if he follows through with that, it will be a game changer. It comes down to the implementation,” he said.

One agent who spoke with Fox News Digital expressed skepticism over Biden’s border visit and possible policy changes.

“I’ll believe it when I see it. Plus it won’t matter. He’s not going to change his policy,” the agent said on Thursday. “It’s definitely not going to be meaningful.”

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