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#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:57:16 PM(UTC)

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There have been news reports about CBP (including the Border Patrol) having extremely high polygraph failure rates. Now a senate committee has recommended certain waivers for the hiring process:
The Senate Homeland Security Committee approved a bill Wednesday to speed up hiring of Border Patrol agents by grandfathering in longtime military troops and law enforcement officers who have already passed background checks.

The Border Patrol is already more than 1,500 agents shy of its mandated level of manpower, and Mr. Trump has ordered an additional 5,000 agents be hired in future years. Customs and Border Protection officers, who guard the ports of entry, are also short on staff by 1,400 officers.

The way the article is written it seems like they are only talking about Border Patrol Agents, but possibly a similar waiver could be granted to CBP Officer applicants.
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