Late Friday, San Diego’s Local 1613 of the National Border Patrol Council issued a press release announcing a Border Patrol Agent had contracted scabies in connection with the transfer of detained illegal unaccompanied alien children from Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.
The press release stated, “Public safety is our number one concern.”
Comments went on to note previous concerns that the union had expressed over agent exposure to illness.
The short release reported, “Despite following proper protocol, sometime during routine processing of the first group of 140 illegal immigrants from Texas, a Border Patrol Agent did contract scabies; this was confirmed by a physician.”
The notice closed with, “We are doing everything possible to mitigate the exposure.”