I strongly agree with Christian and Loraki; Waivers in this area seems to leave the door wide open for people that have no business being in that position. We have standards for our customs and border patrol and everyone should meet them.
"These common sense discretionary tools will give the CBP Commissioner the ability to transition those who have taken an oath and put their lives on the line for us already into these critical positions more expeditiously while continuing to provide safeguards against corruption.”
I do wonder, however, why they should be exempted. After all, we just got free of a POTUS, who authorized illegal spying on American citizens! HE LIKEWISE TOOK AN OATH! And several other members of his administration were also corrupt! DIDN'T THEY TAKE AN OATH?!
I don't think the fact that someone has taken an oath can be considered PROOF that they will not betray us! It doesn't take such a long time to administer a polygraph test! I've witnessed one. I personally think it is wiser to err on the side of CAUTION!
I'm going to have to vote NAY!
H.R.2213 - Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017
Sponsor: Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2]
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]*
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]*
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]*
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]*
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]*
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]*
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19]
Text of bill:
S.595 - Boots on the Border Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]
Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]*
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI]*
Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]
[I'm suspicious of anything that Sen. McCain is in favor of! I'm going to have to go over this bill with a fine-toothed comb!]
Text of bill: