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A border patrol agent and life member of the NRA requests to meet with President Biden to show him how the border patrol agents’ mandate to vaccinate will weaken national security if the agents are fired.
“The federal government is demanding that I undergo a forced vaccination or lose their livelihood putting food on my family’s table. It’s my so-called choice. But it’s not that from me. The border crisis is worse than you can imagine And if hundreds, if not thousands of border patrol officers are laid off, it will impact every American, including my own family here in the valley. Rio Grande, ”said Roy Cantu, a 13-year-old border patrol agent, in a video released by the NRA.
The Biden administration announced in September that all federal employees must be fully immunized by November 22 or face layoff. A senior customs and border protection official recently said that “letters of advice” were sent to employees who refused to be vaccinated, which “warns” them.
Letter of advice warns employee, says senior CBP official told Intercept this month. “Letters of advice set the stage – management may say, ‘Hey, we told you you were going to be disciplined for failing to follow instructions. “”
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Cantu called the mandate a “political coup” and said that if the border is not secured, “every state” risks becoming “a border state with illegal immigrants committing violent crimes.”
“Mr. President, with all due respect, you have never been to the border. If you truly respect the work the border patrol does for this country, I humbly ask you to sit down and meet with me. So I can show you how serious the situation is and explain why the dismissal of agents will be a disaster for national security, ”Cantu explains in the video.
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In a personal incident for Cantu and his family, illegal immigrants recently broke into his home in the middle of the night while he was at work, according to the video. His wife only had a samurai sword and her dog Chihuahua to scare off the suspects, who allegedly sought to steal Cantu’s uniforms.
Now the whole family is armed to protect themselves.
“It’s your responsibility to protect yourself and your family. Use your Second Amendment,” Cantu says.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre told Fox News Digital that Cantu “embodies the spirit of service that many of our members share.”
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“He received the Congressional Law Enforcement Badge of Bravery for his courageous acts in the service of others. The NRA is proud to have him in our ranks, ”said LaPierre.
Seventy-nine percent of the 21,393 border patrol employees were vaccinated as of November 17. illegal dating from October 1 to early December. In November, customs and border protection figures show officers reported 173,620 encounters at the border, a 140% increase from 2020.
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A group of 62 Republicans probed the agents’ tenure last month, demanding that Biden end the requirement and protect national security by keeping the agents in their jobs.
“We have serious concerns about your vaccine mandate for federal employees and its impact on the already understaffed and overworked US Border Patrol and our overall national security,” Republicans, led by Representative Elise, said. Stefanik, in the letter to Biden obtained. by Fox News.
“Despite these personnel problems, thousands of border patrol officers are at risk of losing their jobs because of your ill-conceived policy,” they said. “This mandate is utterly incompatible with the principles of individual choice and medical freedom, exposes families in our districts to financial ruin, and threatens our national security by flooding our communities with undocumented and uncontrolled migrants.”
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The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on Cantu’s comments and his call to meet with the president.