Border Patrol Union President blasts Biden Administration for ending familial DNA testing at border

Brandon Judd said smugglers use these kids at the border as pawns to get into the country.

Published: May 30, 2023 6:37pm

Updated: May 30, 2023 7:44pm

President of the National Border Patrol Council Brandon Judd blasted the Biden administration for ending familial DNA testing at the U.S.-Mexico border.

"We are all extremely upset about this," Judd said on the Tuesday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "We can't believe that this administration is doing this. We can't believe that we get political rhetoric. We get lip service."

The DNA testing was originally implemented under the Trump administration and utilized by Customs Border Protection following a court order related to the separation of migrant children from their families and evidence drug cartels were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal immigrants across the border. 

Earlier this month, a CBP memo sent to frontline border agents announced the testing will cease when its vendor contract expires this month. 

According to Judd, children will be repeatedly used by the cartels to get into the United States. 

"We have seen children being recycled," he stated. "They get crossed into the United States. They get paired with an adult and said 'this is a family unit.' They go into Louisiana. They go into Iowa. They go into whatever state it is, and then that child is taken right back into Mexico just to be recycled. That is not a humane way to live."

Judd said the smugglers use these kids as pawns to get into the United States.

"It is crazy that we're not actually going to try to protect children, that we're not going to try to give them a good quality of life, that we're going to allow cartels and smugglers to use them as pawns and to recycle them," he concluded.   

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