There’s no question that the southern border is out of control. Illegal aliens are flooding across the border at Article 42 ends.
More Border Patrol agents are needed, but many applicants aren’t making the grade, and Congress is concerned about why.
CBP rejects two-thirds of candidates for failing the required lie detector test. More than half of applicants have passed a polygraph when applying for other jobs.
Congress and the border patrol union wonder if something more sinister is happening in the hiring process.
Staffing is becoming a significant issue at the southern border. Brandon Judd, who is the president of the National Border Patrol Council union, is concerned that lie detector failures will increase the challenge of having enough staffing during the border crisis.
Jud and the Biden administration have often clashed over what Jud considers lax border security issues as immigrants in numbers never before seen, and he feels the lie detector failures are intentional.
Jud continues to feel that everything the Biden administration is doing is undermining the purpose of the Border Patrol. He feels they don’t want more border patrol agents and are deliberately failing many potential agents.
Jud blames the political activists in control of law enforcement who don’t want to see the Border Patrol succeed. It’s all about open borders and defunding the police, he said.
No matter the reason, the suspiciously high rate of polygraph failures is finally being noticed by Congress.
Representative Austin Scott (R-GA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, claims he knows people who have passed several polygraphs in the past yet failed the test given by Homeland Security to potential Border Patrol candidates.
Three lawmakers have reintroduced the new version of the 2017 Anti-Border Corruption Improvement Act. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), and Marianette Miller-Meeks (R-IA).
The new version of the act will change the 2010 portion of the bill that deals with waiving polygraphs for those who are otherwise qualified and credentialed and have passed a polygraph test.