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A major decision affecting Homeland Security right now the Border Patrol is reportedly taking steps to save cash.
By leaving a large sections of our border unprotected even after getting -- -- money to keep the agents on the job.
It's brand new hour of happening now I'm John Scott hi everybody and generally an agency is blaming the automatic sequester even though congress voted to maintain full funding to protect our borders.
-- much -- the fox exclusive.
Live in Los Angeles -- -- -- -- effectively to Border Patrol is losing about 4000.
Agents or 20% of its total manpower because Washington says.
Budget cuts are forcing it to eliminate.
Over time but what that means is large portions of the border will be unmanned unattended open.
For hours at a time and that means the border is not as secretary and a volatile recently claimed as quote.
Secure as it's ever -- senior management told the agents union yesterday effective April 7.
There will be no overtime or drive time.
Instead agents will work as little -- five hours actually on the border and once they leave their spot on the border that area will be left unattended until a replacement agent arrived some two hours later.
Leaving a huge gap in border security.
This is no longer about border security for CBP it's about the bottom line this is become a corporate mentality it's not about the mission.
They they say it's about the mission but if it was we'd be out there securing the border they're worried about securing the bottom line.
And that's it the final answer -- -- they don't care about securing the border anymore.
This cut in overtime is meant to close at 250 million dollar shortfall but from an operations point of view it is a nightmare one because agents.
Usually drive about two hours just to get to the border.
Secondly -- drone surveillance camera picks up a load of illegals -- the end of a shift in senate tracking that group well into your overtime hours and getting paid for it.
Now when -- six hours are up.
You have to be believe in your replacement -- try to pick up until hours later but by then -- and I can tell you that group is long gone.
Customs and Border Protection recognizes the problem and they just issued us this statement saying quote.
Automatic budget reductions must be applied to virtually every program project and activity.
They DHS has and it will negatively affect the mission readiness and capabilities of the men and women on our front lines.
Sony agents -- this is a 25% pay cut in there weekly pace of -- many of these young families and agents they say they could lose their house of the car.
What many people understand -- Is you arrive at Tucson our headquarters or San Diego it takes you two hours to actually get to the border it's a two hours of quote drive time which is now overtime once -- gone.
You don't spend eight hours on your post you spend as little as six.
Then you're out that's why they're so -- back and current context -- it's exclusive report claimed thank you.
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