RGV Sector Chief Says Border Patrol Short Thousands of Agents

3 years 7 months 14 hours ago Wednesday, March 28 2018 Mar 28, 2018 March 28, 2018 4:02 PM March 28, 2018 in News

WESLACO – Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley sector is understaffed and waiting to see where the new fence projects will be built.

In the meantime, their top priority is to get more agents on the ground in South Texas.

“Actually, right now we’re about 2,000 agents below what is congressionally mandated, so our recruitment is very, very aggressive,” says Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Chief Manuel Padilla Jr.

Although lawmakers approved spending $1.6 billion on border security, most of the money will go to make repairs on the existing wall.

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