Sep 27 2006
House Passes Bill to Strengthen Border Patrol
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the “More Border Patrol Agents Now Act of 2006. The act requires the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to determine how the Border Patrol can more effectively recruit and maintain Border Patrol agents.
In addition, the act calls for bonuses for agents who agree to serve with the patrol for a specified amount of time.
Finally, the act will waive the fee required of retired agents who return to the Border Patrol after retirement. This act, as it currently stands, will be active for a five-year period.