Mexican Border Agents Warn of Violent Migrants, Urge Biden to Extend Title 42 – Headline USA
(Headline USA) Mexican border agents are ready to quit their jobs if President Joe Biden moves forward with repealing Title 42, a public health order that allowed U.S. border officials to immediately turn away migrants caught crossing the southern border illegally.
Title 42 helped deter surges of migration to the U.S. through Mexico because migrants knew they would be immediately sent home if they were caught, border agents, a part of Mexico’s immigration forces, told the New York Post. If it is lifted, tens of thousands of migrants will restart their trek towards the border, which will overwhelm U.S. and Mexican officials alike.
The situation at the border is already bad, one agent explained.
“Work has doubled and even tripled for us. Some weeks we have no days off,” one Mexican officer with the National Migration Institute, which is Mexico’s version of the U.S. Border Patrol, said.
“We pull in double shifts for the same pay and are sent from one end of the country to the other with less money for our expenses that we must pay up front.”