Several border officials are slamming President Biden’s decision to secure the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border this week, calling it a “slap in the face,” as the US has seen historic waves of migrants cross its own southern border this year.
Days after the US completed its chaotic troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the US Embassy in Dushanbe, Tajikistan announced its plans to build new facilities for “Border Guard Detachment,” along the border of Afghanistan.
“The new Detachment Facility will replace the outdated Shahritus Detachment and allow the Border Guard Service to deploy forces more quickly to border areas in response to threats,” the embassy said.
Border officials have heavily criticized this decision, rebuking the Biden administration for focusing on border security in another country.
“With the record-setting pace of nearly a million encounters so far at the southern border, it’s heartening to see the Biden administration finally getting serious about border security. It’s just too bad it’s in another country,”