Proposed legislation in the US Senate would require Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to hire at least 600 additional officers each year until the agency’s staffing needs were completely met. The bipartisan Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act, co-sponsored by senators Gary Peters (D-Michigan) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), aims to alleviate an estimated shortage of almost 4,000 CBP officers nationwide. That shortage was further exacerbated by the announcement last week from the ...

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