Border Patrol Agent's pay and hours facing a sudden and dramatic 40% cut

Prevent a sudden reduction to Border Patrol Agents' pay and hours which will pose a major threat to national security and cause immense stress to thousands of dedicated Border Patrol agents

Unless immediate Congressional action is taken to reverse course, in less than a month Border Patrol agents will be facing immediate pay cuts of about 38-40%. Following only a few weeks of formal notification, these cuts will hit dedicated agents and cause a great deal of stress to those who already bravely risk their lives everyday protecting our nation?s Borders. These cuts not only pose a major threat to National Security but are an insult to those who have bled, sweat, sacrificed limbs, lost their careers due to injury, and died in the name of their agency and country. The nature of the job is grueling but agents work tirelessly in extreme conditions to make sure the job gets done. The job itself is inherently dangerous, as highlighted by the fact of the number of agents killed in the line of duty. While other federal workers are facing some level of reduced hours and pay cuts due to the pending furloughs, no other federal employees are due to suffer anything close to this level of dramatic cuts. In fact the Border Patrol agents are being asked to shoulder approximately 75% of the cuts that are hitting their agency. Our nation?s border security will be put at much greater risk following the immediate discontinuation of overtime pay, which is a neccessity to be effective and get the job done when performing border security law enforcement work.

This is no way to treat the men and women of the Border Patrol who have the important and dangerous job of protecting our nation's borders from terrorists, terrorist weapons, and narcotics smugglers.

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Public Comments (8,427)
Sep 16th, 2018
cat b. from Chicago, IL signed.
Mar 17th, 2018
Melanie P. from Brandon, MS writes:
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How bout cutting legal defense for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS then the Border Patrol Agents will be seeing an increase in pay. Such a sorry government idea.
Feb 14th, 2018
Jake l. from Chicago, IL signed.
Dec 29th, 2017
Someone from Buckeye, AZ writes:
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Please bring back AUO and FlSA or step increases. My husband loves working fo r BP but the pay cut is not sustainable I had to take on more work to make up for his work. With two kids the hours they work and the undesirable locations make this job not sustainable for a family that will never have options to live by family. The pay cut really hurt our option to stay at a this job and we are looking elsewhere. But if they could bring back the pay before 2014 we could sacrifice living away from from family and the hours he works because we are compensated for the hours he’s gone.
Feb 15th, 2017
Someone from Mission, TX writes:
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Uneducated AGENTS!!! Lack intelligence. Mostly they are ARCHAIC ! Beasts. Lacking skills that would meet criteria for PSYCH DISAVLED. Really,made it past red tape of DISTURBED. I'm disgusted with my experiences. Indigestión, reflux, etc...
Jan 27th, 2017
Scott C. from Ontario, CA writes:
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Thanks to a Republican congress cutting funding.
Sep 25th, 2016
Someone from Weslaco, TX signed.
Sep 10th, 2016
Someone from Edinburg, TX signed.
Aug 6th, 2016
Someone from Bend, OR writes:
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Obama gives $400 Billion to Iran, so now the US has to cut the pay of our Border Patrol? ?? Looks like Donald Trump is the only hope we have left for our country - Obama/Hillary are the ruination of the United States!! Why aren't other Federal Employees docked as well? This is obviously another Democrat Boondoggle!! Disgusting!!
Jun 13th, 2016
Someone from Wichita, KS signed.

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