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Tag: Alan Bersin

1,200 National Guard Troops to be Deployed to Mexican Border Aug. 1

national_guardBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — As the drug cartels spin out of control in Mexico, the Obama administration announced Monday that it intends to proceed with plans to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops, starting Aug. 1, to help protect the border, CNN reported.

Additionally, 300 Customs and Border Protection agents will be added along with an increase in technology and aircrafts, Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin said Monday at a press conference, according to CNN.

CNN reported that that the authorities had previously announced the deployment of troops, but had not set a date.

“These troops will provide direct support to federal law enforcement officers and agents working in high-risk areas to disrupt criminal organizations seeking to move people and goods illegally across the Southwest border,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement.

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Failed to File Immigration Forms for Household Workers

Commissioner Alan Bersin

Commissioner Alan Bersin

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

When Joe-Shmoe forgets to file something like this, well, it’s understandable. Maybe.

But when it’s the Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan D. Bersin? “Unacceptable”, says Sen. Max Bauchus, according to the Washington Post.

At  issue is paperwork known as I-9 forms verifying that household workers can legally work in the U.S.

The Post reports that the Senate Finance Committee found Bersin “employed 10 household employees since 1993 and failed to complete I-9 forms for all of them. The I-9 form is issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which shares immigration enforcement responsibilities with CBP and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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