Biden administration seeks to divert CBP agents from southern border to Poland          

by mcardinal

Matt Bush, FISM News


A memo sent out Thursday morning by the Biden administration asked the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office of field operations for volunteers willing to leave the southern border crisis to be immediately deployed to Poland according to a report by Just the News (JTN).

The memo, which was obtained exclusively by JTN, called the deployment “Operation Ukraine Support” with a stated mission to “assist with the possible evacuation of U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their immediate family members from Ukraine.”

This diverting of agents away from the border, comes despite the record number of encounters on the southern border under the Biden administration and what the CBP website calls “a substantial increase of fentanyl interdictions.” Breitbart reports that “roughly 2.1 million border crossers and illegal aliens are expected to arrive at the southern border this year,” which would further stretch an already thin amount of agents dealing with the problem.

Congressman Dr. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted the sentiment from many on the right, saying the move by Biden is putting “America Last”:

Biden’s decision to divert officers from the southern border may further hurt his poor polling numbers. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports survey, 49% of respondents gave Biden a “poor” rating on his handling of the Ukraine-Russia situation. That number goes to 64% who rated him as “Fair or Poor” with only 31% rating him “Good” or above. 

The same Rasmussen poll also asked likely voters about “the importance of defending Ukraine against Russia’s border-crossing to defending the surge of illegal immigrants over the U.S. border.”

The majority of voters, 53%, chose “defending the U.S. border” to be most important. However, there was a large divide between Democrats and Republicans on their view of the issue. The poll showed that 74% of Republicans and 54% of Independents said that protecting the U.S. border was more important, while 57% of Democrats and 67% of self-described “liberals” chose the Ukrainian border over the American border.

The request for additional CBP personnel in Poland comes just six months after a similar effort to process Afghan refugees after the U.S. exit from that country. While the pullout from Afghanistan was historically bad in terms of foreign policy decisions and actions, the handling of Afghan refugees entering America may be even worse.

A recent report from the Department of Defense revealed that over 50 potentially dangerous Afghan refugees were allowed into the country during the evacuation efforts.  On top of that, 28 of 31 Afghan refugees with “known derogatory information” can no longer be located.

The memo said that those who volunteer to be deployed to Ukraine should expect to be oversees for at least a month and be ready to leave within 2-3 days.