Biden offers support dogs for Border Patrol’s stress, depression, suicide

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Joe Biden, as soon as he got to the White House, canceled a long list of border security programs implemented by President Trump, all of which together had effectively reduced the invasion by illegal aliens, some of them dangerous criminals, across the nation’s southern border.

The border wall: gone. Remain in Mexico: gone. And a new push to legalize those who already had broken America’s laws to enter.

The result was a magnet for millions more to come to America.

In fact, the Border Patrol was stopped from doing its job effectively. No longer were officers allowed to deal with the alien criminals as they had. They were tasked, more or less, with acting as travel guides to illegals aiming to move into the United States.

The result was predictable, with a rash of suicides among Border Patrol agents.

So to address that, the Biden administration is sending the Border Patrol emotional support dogs.

An announcement was made last week about the program, reported the Gateway Pundit.

“In 2020, the last year under President Trump, there were eight suicides, under Biden, there were eleven in 2021 and fourteen in 2022–the highest since 2009. Rather than giving emotional support dogs to the agents, Biden needs to let them do their job securing the border instead of making them act as travel agents for the cartels by sending trafficked illegal aliens to their final destination in the U.S. after greeting them at the border,” that report explained.

It was Customs and Border Patrol that announced just days ago that “furry, four-legged canine partners” would be assigned to “help improve the mental health of the Border Patrol workforce nationwide.”

The dogs are to “reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression in the workforce.”

“The events Border Patrol Agents face leave little time to assess the emotional, spiritual, and psychological effects, and less time to repair themselves from the levels of trauma and crisis they deal with every day,” said Executive Director Kathleen Scudder. “These special dogs will help improve emotional availability, allowing their chaplain and peer support member handlers to start important conversations that can lead to quicker recovery and healing in a stressful environment.”

The dogs also are for “community outreach,” the government said.

The Gateway Pundit explained Reps. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, and Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, introduced the Taking Action to Prevent Suicide (TAPS) Act.

“The TAPS Act creates a comprehensive, anti-suicide task force to assess the underlying factors leading to high suicide rates at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This legislation is endorsed by the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC),” the report said.

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