Trump steps up plan to hire border agents

By Steve Peacock

U.S. border with Mexico stretches more than 1,950 miles, much of it unpatrolled.

U.S. border with Mexico stretches more than 1,950 miles, much of it unpatrolled.

The Trump administration is accelerating efforts to implement its executive order to deploy more border-security personnel, spelling out plans to place “an aggressive focus” on educating the public about U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, in addition to the process by which Americans can become Border Patrol agents.

The Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, through the CBP Hiring Center is preparing to launch a “hard-hitting, targeted recruitment campaign” that will leverage “the services and expertise of industry to assist with its recruitment and hiring mission to protect America’s borders.”

The agency intends to hire human-resources and advertising contractors to more effectively promote such law enforcement careers and opportunities at CBP, according to a newly released draft Statement of Objectives, or SOO.

Contractors chosen for the endeavor – known as Office of Human Resources Management Frontline Recruitment and Hiring Services initiative – likewise will be tasked with guiding and educating candidates about the hiring process.

The objective of this outside assistance is to deliver results rather than merely perform tasks – in other words, to satisfy CBP staffing requirements “on expedited timelines,” the agency pointed out in the draft SOO.

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Contractors under the preliminary plan, therefore, could end up “primarily” receiving compensation “based on performance” and depending on their success in recruiting BPAs, according to the document, which WND discovered through routine database research.

The program takes its cue from “Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” which President Donald Trump signed Jan. 25.

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