More evidence the Obama administration is unserious about patrolling the border
The federal government will have fewer agents patrolling the border by next fiscal year.It is a disaster the Democrats in Washington are inviting. The leadership in Homeland Security should rename their department the Homeland Insecurity Agency. They just seem to want to say "hi" to the illegals or their way by, if they see them at all. Border Patrol morale is slipping and they are getting fewer applicants for jobs with it.
It’s under the proposed budget released by the Department of Homeland Security. The agency is budgeting for 300 fewer agents in 2017 than they did for this fiscal year.
Since September, Border Patrol agents have been catching more unaccompanied children and families at the border.
“One, we have people turning themselves in at unprecedented rates. Then we have the people that are always coming in illegally,” National Border Patrol Council Local 3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said. “Then we have the drug flow that’s coming north and the money that’s going south and guns that are going south. And to cut jobs at a time like this is a recipe for disaster.”