Border Patrol Tries to Fill Vacancies with Former Agents As Immigration Crackdown Continues
By Steve Neavling
The U.S. Border Patrol is reaching out to former agents in hopes of filling enough jobs to carry out President Trump’s expanded crackdown on illegal immigration.
The Tucson Sector tweeted Thursday, “Tucson Sector is seeking to reinstate agents who voluntarily separated #USBC over 12 mo. ago.”
“We are trying to hire for attrition, meet mandates of staffing levels, there’s an executive order that we’re trying to hire more agents and that’s one of the messages we want to send out is that we’re hiring and this is a way we can reach potential applicants that have been cleared as agents,” Agent Christopher Sullivan in the Tucson Sector Border Patrol public affairs office explained to Tucson News Now.
Hiring former agents is easier than hiring new ones because they’ve already passed a background check and have experience that doesn’t require as training.
“Some of the benefits of rehiring previous agents is that they don’t have to travel to the academy and get retrained. They’re already trained as agents previously, so it saves us money as in training costs and it also strea
mlines the hiring process,” said Sullivan.
To learn more about the rehiring process, click here.
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