The Green Line
About This Show
The long-form podcast of the National Border Patrol Council. Chris Cabrera and Art Del Cueto talk about all facets of life on the border and happenings within the Border Patrol. Get the truth of what is happening on the border right here!
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EPISODE184 : Depleting Resources and a Hunk of Burning Polygraphs
In this week’s Episode of the Green Line, Art Del Cuerto and Chris Cabrera discuss the tragic situation that took place Sunday November 5th in Sutherland Springs Texas. While much the focus on the deranged shooter blast the headlines, Art and Chris stand with the victims, citizens and law enforcement of Sutherland Springs. Chris has been through the town and describes the Americana feel of the town rocked with tragedy.
Numbers of crossers being apprehended and voluntarily turning themselves in have been at an all time high in RGV. With this incredible amount of manpower needed to process and detain, the resources of the BP in high travel sectors are being depleted. Tucson is not without similar issues and a decision needs to be made, according to Chris and Art, that the Polygraph Exam needs to be reworked and other methods be found to employ credible agents for protecting the borders. While the system is flawed, methods also need to be taken to keep the current agents happy to remain with the Border Patrol. Incentives should be both in compensation and locations for agents. Art and Chris respectfully shout out to the agents working in all sectors for the incredible job they do.
A recent shooting at an off duty BP Agent show even more the need to keep the borders secure and dangerous criminals illegally crossing off the streets. Art reminds agents to always be vigilant and under scrutiny of their situation and location as BP Agents can be the targets of violence.
The discussions with Art and Chris can be intense with issues facing the Agents however we always seem to learn a bit more about them each week. After Chris dogs on Elvis, Art is ready to toss in the towel or find a wrench to tighten his loose screw in his head. Art doesn't go untouched, his ultra geek nerdy side flies in after a purchase at a Comic convention in Tucson.
Tune in for Episode 184 of the Green Line with Art and Chris.