Report: More border patrol agents needed at points of entry

House subcommittee holds hearing to address bottlenecks at U.S. border crossings


Trying to create a balance between the need to have cargo properly inspected and making sure the flow of goods in and out of the nation’s ports of entry are not unnecessarily obstructed was the topic of a hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Border, Maritime, and Global Counterterrorism last week, according to a report published by Homeland Security Today.

While the Department of Homeland Security is utilizing the latest in inspection technology to help expedite the process, some believe that the only real solution to the problem is to add additional border patrol agents at these checkpoints.

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