Tucson Agents gearing up

Agent Manny Villalobos suits up for his night patrol along the international border between Mexico and the United States near San Diego

Tucson Sector Agents have begun deploying to the Rio Grande Valley to support that sector and deal with the current influx of illegal immigrants crossing the border. Almost three years too late, the Border Patrol is finally recognizing the amount of illegal crossings is overwhelming that Sector.

It is surprising that after three years of unprecedented illegal crossings in south Texas, it is only now, that the Border Patrol mobilizes additional Agents to assist that sector. Coincidentally, this mobilization happens at the same time Donald Trump wins the election.

But when Local 2544 met with the current head of the Border Patrol, Mark Morgan, he stated he didn’t just want to throw Agents at a situation and hopes it gets fixed. So why now the change of heart? Could it be that the political appointees, in CBP & DHS realize that we have an Administration that is serious about border security?

 

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