Stunning rise in Border Patrol agent deaths and the reason why has people horrified

Amidst the crisis at the southern border, the Left has been trying to sweep things under the rug. But now something extreme has happened that they can’t cover up.

And there’s a stunning rise in Border Patrol agents deaths and the reason why has people horrified.

The border crisis under the Biden administration has had far-reaching effects, particularly on the mental health of those tasked with managing the chaos.

Reports have recently surfaced highlighting a disturbing rise in suicide rates among Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents, painting a grim picture of the toll that the ongoing border situation is taking on these frontline workers.

According to the New York Post, 14 suicides were reported among CBP’s 25,000 agents in 2022.

This figure is particularly alarming considering that in 2019, the year before President Joe Biden took office, less than half that number took their own lives.

The stark increase suggests that the overwhelming conditions at the southern border are pushing many agents to their breaking point.

CBP agents are regularly exposed to horrific scenes and hear tragic stories from those attempting to cross the border illegally.

One agent, speaking to the Free Press, described the grueling realities they face on a daily basis. “We regularly see things that people should never see, like rotting human remains, abuse of every kind, babies and kids dying or dead,” the agent recounted.

“Do you know what that does to you over time? You have to shut down a part of yourself to keep going.”

Another agent shared a harrowing story of a 13-year-old girl from El Salvador who confided in him about being r*ped twice by her smuggler, who threatened to harm her 9-year-old brother if she did not comply.

Such traumatic experiences are not uncommon, contributing significantly to the emotional and psychological strain on border agents.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, emphasized the deep sense of disillusionment among agents.

Many feel overwhelmed by the unrelenting flow of illegal immigrants into the country and frustrated by what they see as a lack of meaningful progress in securing the border.

“We recognize when you sign up for law enforcement that you’re going to be thrust into situations that can be very, very stressful,” Judd noted.

“You’re willing to accept that stress if you feel like you’re accomplishing something, and right now, there is no sense of accomplishment.”

Adding to the mental health crisis is the culture of silence among agents who fear repercussions if they admit to struggling.

In response to the rising suicide rates, a CBP spokesperson told the New York Post, “Maintaining morale, supporting frontline personnel, and ensuring our resilient workforce has the resources available to maintain a healthy work-life balance is a top priority for CBP leadership.”

Despite these assurances, the increase in suicides suggests that current measures may not be sufficient to address the underlying issues.

The mental health crisis among CBP agents highlights broader issues with the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis.

The sheer volume of illegal crossings, combined with the horrific conditions many migrants endure, creates an environment of constant stress and trauma for those on the front lines.

The administration’s lack of effective policy and enforcement exacerbates this situation, leaving many agents feeling hopeless and unsupported.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal for updates on this developing story and more.

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