President Trump said he was starting plans to augment border fencing in San Diego at the request of county officials; county officials said they made no such request.
CBP says that a primary role of the National Guard posted to the Mexico border will be to provide added aerial surveillance.
Fentanyl: One of the greatest drug threats to communities and law enforcement agents is now also threatening the lives of narcotics detection dogs.
Customs and Border Protection awarded a $297 million contract to a private company to help recruit and hire the new agents and other workers.
A report by the DHS's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) claims that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) wasted millions of dollars putting unqualified applicants through polygraph testing.
The 'Boots on the Border' bill would help address hiring shortfalls at CBP by waiving "onerous and duplicative CBP polygraph hiring requirements."
GAO: "CBP suspended its efforts to measure the contributions of border fencing to border security in 2013 due to sequestration related funding shortfalls."