New Border Patrol Position to get Field Agents Back to Frontline
WESLACO – A new position at the U.S. Border Patrol could help get agents out of the office and back on the frontline.
Border Patrol officials tell CHANNEL 5 NEWS the new processing coordinator position will assist agents with administrative work.
The coordinator will primarily assist in processing immigrants and possibly transport them as well.
A border official adds nearly 40% of Border Patrol agents are involved in the transporting, hospital watch and other duties.
Their target date is October 2020.