On Wednesday, it was announced that the Chief of the Border Patrol will be removed from his position by the Biden Administration, according to Politico.
Rodney Scott, the 24th Chief of the United States Border Patrol, had served in the position for over one year after first being appointed by President Donald Trump in January of 2020. In his role, he supported many of President Trump’s successful hardline policies on immigration, including building a massive border wall along the southern border of the United States.
Since Joe Biden took over, Scott had been a vocal critic of the new administration’s complete reversal of immigration policy, which included halting border wall construction, ending catch-and-release, ending the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and openly allowing any and all illegal aliens to cross the border and be taken into the country rather than be deported. Scott was critical of virtually every aspect of Biden’s open-borders agenda, including efforts to impose strict controls on official language when describing the border crisis, such as referring to “illegal aliens” as “migrants.”
In his statement announcing the administration’s decision about his post, Scott said that he had been given the choice to either “resign, retire, or relocate with no rationale provided.” Scott, a 29-year veteran of the Border Patrol, said that the move was clearly an effort by the Biden Administration to “place the person they want in the position.”
Scott continued by addressing all Border Patrol agents under his command, saying that he “will continue working hard to support you over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth transition.”