The Biden administration is asking Customs and Border Patrol Officers to voluntarily deploy to Poland following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
After being selected, volunteers will deploy within two or three days and work in Europe for at least one month.
“The Office of Field Operations is seeking volunteers to assist with the possible evacuation of U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and their immediate family members from Ukraine,” reads a memo sent to the agency’s field operations executives and obtained by Just the News.
“Eligible employees who volunteer for this situation may be selected to serve a temporary duty assignment in Poland to facilitate travelers for entry into the U.S., to include providing guidance and problems resolution to other government agencies,” the document adds.
Interested border agents are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have natural immunity from a recent infection “as a mission necessity and to avoid post-arrival quarantine.” They will be tested upon their arrival in Poland.
“Once deployed employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and may be required to work irregular shifts and schedules, up to seven days per week including holidays and weekends,” the memo said.
Volunteers would be compensated by overtime pay.
The request from the Biden Administration mirrors a similar request made of Border Patrol agents last August, following President Joe Biden’s withdrawal of American military forces from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s takeover.
The Washington Examiner reported agents had been asked by their supervisors about voluntarily working in the Middle Eastern nation for 30 to 90 days.
The report came as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asked a selection of its officers to deploy to assist with migration paperwork.
The new request of CBP comes days after the Department of Homeland Security announced more than 220,000 illegal immigrants are known to have dodged Border Patrol since October of 2021. Dubbed “gotaways,” the illegal aliens have been recorded crossing the Southern Border but — due to their staffing limitation —could not be apprehended by border agents, a DOHS official said on Fox News.
In January alone, there were 153,941 migrant encounters at the U.S.-Mexico border.