Border Patrol agents say fuel conservation due to budget cuts constrains work on Texas border

  • Article by: CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2013 - 5:35 PM

McALLEN, Texas — Budget cuts have hampered the U.S. Border Patrol's work in its busiest sector on the Southwest border, agents said Friday, with the agency introducing fuel conservation measures in the Rio Grande Valley that have agents patrolling on foot and doubling up in vehicles.

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sandpoint17Jun. 14, 13 9:56 PM

Too bad we cannot defend our own borders. The good news is that Obama is sending another $100,000,000 to the Syrian rebels who want to install yet another islamic theocracy.

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gjacobJun. 15, 13 7:17 AM

We need to have unlimited government spending with a reduction in taxes. Do I have the argument correct?

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minnfidel11Jun. 15, 13 7:22 AM

Thumbs down all you want. Sandpoint is right. We're arming Alqueda abroad and cutting the tools of the agents keeping our border safe. I'm all for cutting government waste, but tying the hands of the people charged with protecting our borders is ridiculous. Take the money Obama is giving to Alqueda. Sorry, "rebels" and give it to our agents to fill their gas tanks.

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wiseguy1Jun. 15, 13 8:02 AM

What a foolish political statement. They aren't doing a good job because gas is too expensive! Maybe they should consider laying off 500 of the tens of thousands of border agents? They could buy lots of gas.

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