The nation’s main border control organization has created a border patrol processing coordinator position to handle administrative tasks related to the intake and processing of those apprehended by Border Patrol agents and brought back to stations.
The May 28 Customs and Border Protection announcement said the coordinator will be tasked with transporting individuals and property in Border Patrol custody, as well as custodial watch of detainees in hospitals.
“I am committed to providing the men and women of the U.S. Border Patrol the resources they need to accomplish their border security mission,” said Carla Provost, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. “Border Patrol Processing Coordinators will take on processing, transportation, and custody responsibilities, which will free up agents for critical law enforcement operations.”
CBP said because of the humanitarian and border security crisis, 40% of agents on the Southwest border are currently conducting processing, transportation, care and hospital watch, feeding and cleaning duties instead of frontline law enforcement responsibilities.