April 14, 2016

Udall, Heinrich say Border Patrol needs more resources

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A US Border Patrol agent patrols the US/Mexico border

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich want more resources for Border Patrol agents in New Mexico’s bootheel area.

A US Border Patrol agent patrols the US/Mexico border

A US Border Patrol agent patrols the US/Mexico border

The two U.S. Senators sent a letter to Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske asking for the additional support, which would include at least a dozen more horses to patrol some “rugged and mountainous terrain” and more financial incentives to stem the high rate of turnover for Border Patrol agents.

“Our meetings with local residents and officials helped to identify several actions that you could take to help make the border more secure and help our constituents feel safer in their homes,” Heinrich and Udall wrote. “We respectfully ask that you consider each of these proposals and take appropriate action to implement them as soon as possible.”

Both U.S. Senators are Democrats.

Read the full letter, as provided by Udall’s office, below.

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