New Border Patrol Position to get Field Agents Back to Frontline

3 years 9 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, May 28 2019 May 28, 2019 May 28, 2019 11:38 AM May 28, 2019 in News - Local

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.

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