May 27, 2013
Sequestration is having an impact on the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Border Patrol, according to agents who say they’re coping with a fuel shortage.
“We’ll have the same number of agents — just fewer vehicles,” said Rob Russell of the National Border Patrol Council.
Russell is with the local El Paso area union, where he said agents are seeing changes on the job to conserve fuel. Rather than one agent per vehicle, in some cases there are two — which means fewer trucks on patrol.