Tue, 19 September 2017
The last time the US Border Patrol went on a hiring spree, standards were lowered, training was cut short, Spanish skills were neglected, and the results were a catastrophe. People were hired despite past criminal records, or worse, present connections to Mexican drug cartels. Abuse of immigrants went epidemic. Now, Ron Nixon of the NY Times reports, the Border Patrol hiring campaign has a new focus, radically reformed training and a heavy emphasis on language skills…preaches one instructor, you can’t just shoot people.