Surge in Suicide Among U.S. Border Patrol

“Since the Biden administration came into office, we lost our purpose,” one agent said.

From The Daily Caller:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has seen at least four personnel die by suicide in the last two weeks as border agencies struggle under the weight of record illegal immigration.

Three Border Patrol agents died by suicide in the two week period, the first two in the Rio Grande Valley sector, and the third in the El Paso sector on Sunday, National Border Patrol Council Vice President At-Large Sergio Moreno, who is part of the agency’s National Suicide Prevention Workforce, told the DCNF, while a CBP agent committed suicide Sunday. The surge in suicides comes as CBP personnel experience low morale amid record illegal migration ushered in by several Biden administration border and immigration policies.

An increasing number of agents taking their own lives led the agency to hire the first suicidologist, Dr. Kent Corso, to step in at the first half of 2021. Corso is conducting an investigation into the incidents, according to Moreno, who recently traveled with Corso to the Rio Grande Valley sector where he spoke with agents about losing their colleagues.

“Under the current administration, we are not allowed to do the full functions of the Border Patrol, the enforcement aspect,” Moreno said, citing conversations with “distraught” colleagues of the deceased agents.

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“Since the Biden administration came into office, we lost our purpose,” the agent said.