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McSally introduces bill to speed up CBP hiring process

Posted at 6:26 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 21:26:32-04

A push to speed up the hiring process for Custom and Border Protection applicants on Wednesday as a bill introduced by Senator Martha McSally clears the senate committee.

The "Anti-border corruption act" legislation would eliminate the expensive polygraph test, which is a requirement in the CBP hiring process.

The exemption would specifically apply to applicants with military or law enforcement backgrounds.

It would help simplify an 11 step hiring process that average more than nine months to complete.

It would also save taxpayer dollars.

Polygraph tests cost an average of more than $2,000, and with only one in every three applicants getting hired that costs an average of more than $6,000 per CBP hire.

This comes as the number of agents working in the Tucson sector has decreased every year since 2015.