Officials wary of border uniforms made in Mexico
Associated Press | November 27, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The labels inside U.S. Border Patrol uniforms have been making many federal agents feel uneasy.
It's not the fit or feel of the olive-green shirts and pants, but what their labels read: “Made in Mexico.''
Agents and lawmakers are concerned about the consequences if the uniforms for agents charged with combating illegal immigration fall into the hands of criminals or terrorists.
U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, worries about how easy it might be for people to cross the border if they stole a uniform.
Customs officials say they haven't detected any security breaches or misuse of the uniforms. Strict security measures are in place, including on-site inspections at the Mexican plant.
For more than a year, the shirts and pants worn by agents and inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection have been made in Mexico.
The uniforms are supplied by VF Solutions of Nashville, Tennessee, which subcontracts its work to plants in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Dominican Republic.
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