Stefanik Against Moving CBP Officers From Northern to Southern BorderPosted: Updated:
With busy summer months on the way, North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is saying don't move our border patrol agents.
This comes as the Department of Homeland Security plans take Customs and Border Protections workers along the northern border and transfer them to posts at the southern border.
Stefanik is joining 12 other members of congress, both republican and democrat to fight the move by writing a letter to the acting secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. Stefanik said less workers at the northern border means longer waits and that's bad for business.
"We're heading into the time of year when there's a lot of tourism across the border, increased manufacturing opportunities with good being moved across the border," Stefanik said. "So we don't want to have an increased wait time along the border."
Stefanik said rather than workers from the northern border go to the southern border, authorities should just increase the number of personnel along the southern border.
In a press release, Stefanik's office said the Northern Border is the longest land boundary between two countries in the world.
The office said, "at 5,525 miles, approximately 400,000 people and over $1.6 billion in goods cross the border daily through more than 120 ports of entry."