The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has lifted its vaccine mandate for personnel, reported the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday, exactly three months after the CDC removed distinction between the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
“CBP is halting the COVID-19 screening program, and employees may choose to withdraw their pending reasonable accommodation requests for screening exemption,” says an internal CBP memo. “Employees no longer have to provide proof of vaccination.”
The reprieve comes 16 months after it became well-known that the shots do not prevent transmission, thus removing any justification for the mandate.
“Management is finally backing down because this is a fight that they’re not going to win,” one agent said on condition of anonymity. “I think this is a huge win for people that didn’t get the vaccine. It’s almost like a relief.”
“It’s a joke because we’re so worried about COVID that we’re letting in all these aliens unvaccinated, untested, we’re not doing anything for them, right? We’re not testing them when they come across. We’re not giving them the vaccine when they come across, but COVID is such a big deal,” the agent added.
“It boggles my mind that the agency was ready to lose maybe about half of its workforce during this crisis that we’re having right now at the border,” said another agent. “I just didn’t understand that they were willing to reprimand these guys or even dismiss them or fire them going through this crisis at the border."
But while illegal aliens are not required to show proof of COVID-19 injection, those who enter the country legally will remain under the mandate until next year.
As reported by America’s Frontline News, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently announced it is extending its mandate until January 8, 2023, in part so it can “limit the risk that Covid-19, including variants of the virus that cause COVID-19, is introduced, transmitted, and spread into and throughout the United States.”
The US is currently the only Western country to still impose the mandate and is joined by China, Libya, Pakistan, Angola, Libya, Ghana, Cameroon, Liberia, Yemen, Indonesia, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan.