Mark Morgan, the Border Patrol’s new chief, said his agents are “the most assaulted law enforcement personnel in the country.”
“I’ve learned that the United States Border Patrol agents are among the most assaulted law enforcement personnel in the country,” Mark Morgan, the new chief of the Border Patrol, told a House Homeland Security subcommittee panel on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reports. “There have been 7,542 assaults against agents since 2006 and 30 agents have died in the line of duty since 2003.”
Morgan also said agents are distracted from their mission to keep the country safe because of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
“What we’re being asked to do right now, I think you could phrase it a little bit, is a humanitarian mission,” Morgan said.