Border Patrol union informed of steps to compel agents to get vaccinated

TOPSHOT - This photo shows a US Border Patrol patch on a border agent's uniform in McAllen, Texas, on January 15, 2019. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP) (Photo credit should read SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

This photo shows a U.S. Border Patrol patch on a border agent’s uniform in McAllen, Texas, on January 15, 2019. (SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

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A Border Patrol union said the federal government is outlining a series of steps to compel agents to get vaccinated or face termination. According to Breitbart on Thursday, the National Border Patrol Council said it was informed of the steps through the Office of Personnel Management.

It noted any agent who is still unvaccinated by Nov. 22 would receive counseling and education on the matter. If the agent still hasn’t gotten the shot after five days, they would then face unpaid suspension for up to two weeks with termination procedures to follow if they still refuse.

The council president said the agency can’t afford to lose any agents, saying it remains opposed to the mandate.

“The National Border Patrol Council is absolutely opposed to the vaccine mandate, and our search for a legal path continues,” said Council President Jon Anfinsen in an interview. “The Border Patrol cannot afford to lose a single member of its workforce while the crisis at the border continues to spiral out of control.”

This comes as the border crisis has continued to worsen by the day under the Biden administration.

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