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Sinema, McSally ask CBP not to remove officers from ports of entry

Posted: 9:28 AM, Apr 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-03 01:38:39Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally asked the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to reverse its decision to remove officers from ports of entry at the Mexican border.

"We understand the challenges that CBP faces with the recent influx of migrants to our border, and we both look forward to working with you to improve border security,” the Senators wrote in a joint letter. "However, reducing port staffing harms security and our economy, and different options must be explored."

The letter was a response to CBP's announcement that it will transfer Office of Field Operations officers away from ports of entry.