Dave Hendricks
The Monitor
Oct. 14, 2013

Tuesday marks payday for Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector.

Don’t expect any smiles.

Thanks to the federal government shutdown, U.S. Customs and Border Protection can’t legally compensate agents for work performed after Sept. 30, leaving them with smaller-than-normal paychecks. The paychecks will cover late September, but not early October — even though agents worked normal shifts.

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