PBS NewsHour

Migrant flow intensifies Border Patrol's staffing crunch

Clip: 03/31/2019 | 3m 55s Video has closed captioning.

In January 2017, President Trump signed an executive order to hire 5,000 additional border patrol agents. Two years later, only 118 have joined the agency. USA Today reporter Alan Gomez talks with Hari Sreenivasan about how changing schedules, remote locations with few amenities, increasing workloads and stress have made recruiting, deploying and retaining agents a challenge.

Aired: 03/31/19

Rating: NR

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