Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, looks at termination rates at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amid plans to increase the number of agents by 5,000. He notes that little direct evidence exists to evaluate alleged misconduct at CBP, but border agents are more likely to be terminated for performance and discipline issues. “Border Patrol agents were 54 percent more likely than guards at the Bureau of Prisons to be terminated for disciplinary infractions or poor performance, 6 times as likely as Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, 7.1 times as likely as Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and 12.9 times as likely as Secret Service agents.” He reports on the need for reform and recommends a number of solutions to address performance and discipline issues at CBP. Read the report here.
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