Language-Related Initiative by CBP Draws Critique as ‘Sick Social Experiment’

In a recent revelation, an internal memo from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has sparked controversy after it said to avoid gender pronouns when interacting with others. Here’s the whole story.

The Orders

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Obtained by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project and shared with Fox News Digital, the memo instructs agents to avoid using specific gender pronouns, such as “he,” “him,” “she,” or “her,” when initially interacting with the public.

Refrain From Using Gender-Specific Pronouns

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The memo advises agents to refrain from using gender-specific pronouns until the individual gathers or provides more information.

The Criticism

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This directive has drawn criticism, particularly from Oversight Project Director Mike Howell, who said that the primary individuals with whom border patrol agents interact are illegal migrants.

Coddle Illegal Aliens

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Howell said, “Border Patrol deals with more illegal aliens than any entity in the federal government. This forced language guidance is designed to coddle illegal aliens.”

Biden Administration Betrayed the Border Patrol

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He added, “I guess it wasn’t enough for the Biden administration to betray the Border Patrol by purposefully unleashing chaos on the southern border. Now, the radical political leadership is enrolling agents in a forced-speech program to call illegal aliens by their preferred pronouns.”

The Memo’s Proposals 

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The memo also proposes using universal greetings such as “Good Morning” or “Good Evening” as initial greetings instead of specific pronouns.

Furthermore, it advises agents to acknowledge and correct themselves if an individual uses an incorrect pronoun.

The Aim

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Additionally, the memo includes a list of “key terms” related to gender identity and sexual orientation, aiming to help agents understand and communicate effectively with the diverse public they serve. 

However, it acknowledges that these terms are not universally defined and may evolve over time.

Sick Social Experiment

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Howell criticized CBP’s involvement in what he termed a “sick social experiment,” saying that the agency’s primary focus should be preventing illegal immigration rather than engaging in such language-related initiatives.

Twitter Users Shared Their Views

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Several online users expressed their thoughts on the incident.

One user wrote, “Thankfully, it’s impossible to “misgender” anyone. A person’s sex is either male or female. Gender is something for foreign language class..”

Nonsense and Made Up

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Another user added, “New flash to our government – there are only him/her and she/he’s in society. Any other pronoun for a male or female is nonsense and made up. Funny how all of a sudden the government doesn’t want to follow simple science.”

Thinking Physical Biology Means Anything

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A third user commented, “Yes, that’s the problem at the border – thinking physical biology means anything. If we could end misgendering terrorists, we would be singing and dancing together.”

Government’s Priorities

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A fourth user wrote, “I’m so glad our government is so interested in gender instead of terrorism and securing our border “NOT”. We all see where our government’s priorities are.”

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