Border Patrol union goes off on Biden as anger builds over visit: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth today’

For only the second time since he came into office, President Joe Biden will visit the U.S.-Mexico border.

But, as has been reported, the location the 81-year-old Democrat chose to finally make an appearance seems to be generating more scorn. And in contrast to the location former President Donald Trump has chosen to visit, the difference couldn’t be more obvious.

“Biden will visit Brownsville, Texas, which ranks as the 29th-most trafficked town by illegal border-crossers, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” Fox News noted. “Former President Trump, meanwhile, is set to hold a competing visit to the border, though he will arrive at Eagle Pass, Texas, one of the most heavily-trafficked towns in the country.”

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin broke down the U.S. Customs and Border Protection data in a post on X.

“Over the last 5 days, Border Patrol in Eagle Pass has apprehended over 2,000 illegal immigrants. In Brownsville, only 46 apprehensions,” he noted, along with a chart.

“Brownsville hasn’t seen significant activity since last May when Title 42 was ending, when it was the #1 spot for a small window of time,” Melugin’s post continued. “Then Texas locked it down with razor wire and legions of troopers and National Guard and it has been largely silent ever since.”

On board Air Force One on Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden will be calling on Congress to pass a bipartisan border agreement.

“He will discuss the urgent need to pass the Senate bipartisan border security agreement, the toughest and fairest set of reforms to secure the border in decades,” she said. “He will reiterate his calls for congressional Republicans to stop playing politics and to provide the funding needed for additional U.S. Border Patrol agents, more asylum officers, fentanyl detection technology and more.

According to Fox News:

CBP data shows that Brownsville has seen just 46 migrant encounters over the past five days, compared to 2,106 in Eagle Pass. The former averaged 17 migrant encounters per day in February, while the latter averaged 462.

Brownsville is part of the CBP’s Rio Grande Valley sector, which has seen 87,426 migrant encounters so far in Fiscal Year 2024. The Del Rio sector that encompasses Eagle Pass has seen 182,077 encounters, but even that is far below the busiest sector, which lies around Tucson, Arizona, and has seen 297,380 encounters.


As social media users noted, it’s all about the optics for Biden who is evidently trying to turn around his deep unpopularity on the issue. The official union of the U.S. Border Patrol was quite clear about the president’s visit,

Frieda Powers


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