Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan is calling callous, sexually explicit posts on a Facebook group “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”
Customs and Border Protection has ended a controversial contract with Accenture Federal Services, the contractor the agency brought on to help CBP recruit and hire hundreds of new Border Patrol agents and officers.
Customs and Border Protection has told Accenture Federal Services to stop some work on the $297 million contract it signed late last year to help the agency more quickly hire border patrol agents and officers.
Customs and Border Protection is still losing more border patrol agents faster than the agency can hire new ones, said Mark Borkowski, the agency’s chief acquisition officer.
The U.S. Border Patrol must recruit and train 2,729 new agents a year for the next five years, in order to meet the administration’s hiring goals and keep up with current attrition.
The Trump administration’s request for an additional $18 billion over 10 years to build a border wall is riling up some Democrats, as Congress continues negotiations over a spending deal by Jan. 19.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request suggests personnel cuts at the majority of the 24 largest federal agencies. But the Homeland Security Department is one of the few that could undergo a bit of a hiring spree next year.
John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.
Border agency recruits in N.Va. suburbs