Border Patrol agents say GOP’s border security bill is weak ‘window dressing’

Border Patrol agents’ labor union announced their opposition Friday to the House GOP’s new border security bill, calling it “window dressing” that doesn’t add any new agents or updated their firepower to get the job done in sealing off the U.S.-Mexico border.

The agents’ opposition could be a major problem for House GOP leaders who have scheduled a vote on their bill for Wednesday, but who are facing a revolt among some conservative lawmakers who say the bill needs to go much further.

The legislation, written by House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, would direct the Homeland Security Department to build about 50 miles of more fencing, to fly more drones and add more technology sector-by-sector along the border, and to come up with a strategy for catching 100 percent of illegal immigrants or smugglers trying to cross.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • bobnstuff says:

    The GOP law makes do not have a clue as to just ho big our border is. They also have read the reports from the agents or they would know drones don’t work. They think the border is a big door you can just close.

  • I Seigel says:

    Oh, the Border Agents’ LABOR UNION complained. That explains everything. We know those lazy, donut-eating whiners are just wasting the taxpayers’ money. Let’s get some real men and women on the border who are willing to do an honest day’s work.

    1. georgeIIII says:

      I saw what you did there, LOL !!

  • ggarrett34 says:

    Why didn’t the Border Patrol send a message to the GOP and request what is needed to do their job??
    They should not expect any politician to understand the problems that they face keeping in mind most of BOTH partys are lacking the brains without needed
    help from the front lines???

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