Border Patrol, Adding 5,000 Agents, Improves Training

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As the Border Patrol gears up to add 5,000 new agents in response to an executive order by President Trump, the agency is revamping its training, the New York Times reports. The new curriculum emphasizes teaching new agents how to operate safely in dangerous environments near security fencing on the border and to communicate effectively in Spanish. Perhaps more important, academy leaders say, it trains agents to defuse . . .

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