New Outpost for Customs and Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico Is Stalled More Than a Year

 Steve Neavling

Federal officials botched the planning of a $15 million outpost in New Mexico for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents, leading to more than a year of delays, the Associated Press reports.

Customs and Border Patrol agents will continue to work out of trailers in Antelope Wells, where the outpost was expected to be completed around this time last year, according to the AP.

To blame is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which didn’t outfit the post with nearly enough power, the AP wrote.

The project languished for months even after the Corps realized more power was needed because the agency couldn’t decide how to fill out the proper paperwork get more electricity, the AP reported.

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