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CBP to Hire 2,000 New Officers; Colleen Kelley Comments

Customs and Border Protection logo Customs and Border Protection is set to hire 2,000 new officers who will be stationed at 44 ports in 18 states around the U.S., Government Executive said Friday.

Charles Clark writes that the upcoming hiring will push the agency’s employee numbers to 21,370 border patrol agents and 23,775 CBP officers.

Despite the 2,000 new employees, Colleen Kelley, National Treasury Employees Union president, said the agency will still have staffing shortages this year and beyond.

CBP will receive $10.6 billion in funding this year, $110.6 million more than last year, according to the article.

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