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1 FreedomMoon  Fri, Oct 21, 2011 7:34:37pm

How about instead of asking for more ICE agents and border patrol officers we insist the ones we already have are properly doing their job and aren't corrupt... Random lie-detector tests and financial audits would seem like a good place to start. Nothing makes my blood boil like corruption.

2 Bob Dillon  Sat, Oct 22, 2011 9:14:47am

re: #1 tacuba14

Absolutely! And let's start at the top first.

3 wrenchwench  Sat, Oct 22, 2011 9:29:07am

re: #1 tacuba14

How about instead of asking for more ICE agents and border patrol officers we insist the ones we already have are properly doing their job and aren't corrupt... Random lie-detector tests and financial audits would seem like a good place to start. Nothing makes my blood boil like corruption.

Looks like they have a backlog of reviews that are already mandated:

[...]

The sharp increase in corruption cases has resulted in reforms. Customs started bolstering its internal affairs division in 2007, and Congress last year passed legislation that requires all prospective agents by 2013 to undergo polygraph testing.

So many applicants were awaiting screening in 2009 that the turnaround time was 294 days, government statistics showed. In some cases, investigators under pressure to work faster cut corners by doing fewer, or shorter, interviews of candidates' former employers, landlords and relatives. Some of the background checks are done by outside contractors who get paid per investigation and have an incentive to quickly complete the reviews.

"Whenever there's a big fluctuation in hiring, it puts a real strain on the selection process and background investigations involved," said William Henderson, a retired government background investigator and author of a security clearance manual.

The backlog has also hampered reviews of veteran agents, who often don't undergo the required five-year periodic investigations until years later, said background investigators and agents.

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