And it won’t cost taxpayers a thing!
Who better to patrol America’s borders than trained military personnel? It seems like a no-brainer. That’s what three senators thought when they introduced the Border Jobs For Veterans Act.
This bill would solve two problems:
- It would supply trained and vetted personnel to fill almost 2000 open border patrol jobs.
- It would provide needed employment to our incoming veterans. This group has a disproportionate unemployment rate.
The bill would not cost taxpayers anything, as these jobs are already funded.
This bi-partisan bill is a win-win for America and veterans. Way to go Senators!
You can read a summarized version of the article below.
The U.S. Government Has Found The Perfect Job For Returning Veterans!
Three U.S. senators recently introduced a bill that would recruit military veterans to work as U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at U.S. points of entry, including border ports and some airports. The bipartisan Border Jobs for Veterans Act would require the federal Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security to work together to enlist and expedite hiring of outgoing military personnel in order to solve two problems:
Low employment numbers among veterans and a lack of border patrol workers.
Via Phillip Capper
According to Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is sponsoring the bill, the act would offset Customs and Border Protection hiring delays associated with its thorough employee screening process. This process, while necessary, has resulted in chronic under-staffing despite the fact that there is funding for 2,000 additional officers, said Flake. The bill would not affect current veteran hiring programs, nor would it cost taxpayers.
“Solutions do not get simpler than the Border Jobs for Veterans Act,” said Flake. “Those leaving the military need jobs and CBP needs officers to serve at our ports. The sooner DoD and DHS understand they are the answer to each other’s problem, the better for trade, national security, and the veterans community as a whole. I thank my colleagues for their support and look forward to working with them to ensure the bill’s prompt consideration and passage.”
Since the bill was introduced, Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske replied with a letter to Flake and McCain indicating that his department, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense are in talks regarding a “broader partnership.”…
Via US Army Africa
To read the entire article check out The Veterans Site
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