December 22, 2012
U.S. border agent: 'Morale never been lower'
'If there isn't a change soon, there will be a large exodus of agents'
WND.com -- December 21, 2014
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents have had their authority to detain illegal aliens reduced, some have been disarmed, and now they are seeing cuts in their paychecks.
All of this is taking a toll on morale, said one of the agents in an exclusive interview with WND.
A border agent in southeastern California said the issues with agent pay has to do with overtime polices. "We're getting scrutinized like crazy for anything over eight hours," he said.
The agent, whom WND agreed not to identify due to the possibility of retribution against him, said the frustration level was causing many agents in his unit, which includes about 200 officers, to look for work elsewhere.
Congress passed a reform law that will change the way Border Patrol agents are paid starting next year, leading to a pay cut for most agents under the new system.