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A group of 62 House republicans, led by Reps. Elise Stefanik and Brian Babin, are demanding Biden to ease vaccine mandates for Border Patrol agents amid the ongoing migrant crisis at the southern border.
“We have serious concerns about your vaccine mandate for Federal employees and how it will impact the already understaffed and overworked United States Border Patrol and our overall national security,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter, per Fox News.

In September, Biden announced that federal employees and private sector workers in businesses with over 100 employees must be vaccinated or take weekly COVID tests. The mandate is expected to impact more than 100 million Americans, and has increased fears of staff shortages in multiple fields.

“We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said. “This is not about freedom or personal choice. It is about protecting yourself and …

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