Stefanik Fighting to Keep Northern Border Staffing Levels Strong

With concerns on the increase about security at the country's Southern border, Homeland Security is talking about transferring some Customs and Border Patrol officials away from the 5,500 mile border with Canada and sending them South.

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) is part of a coalition of more than a dozen Democrats and Republicans from Northern states who are saying "no."

She tells WGY news they don't even know yet how many Border Patrol officials might be involved and says, "I want to increase border personnel at the Southern border by expanding what we're investing in border security, I do not want to take our resources from the border that I represent and transfer them to the Southern border."

Stefanik says there are several different concerns, including security, excessive delays at border crossings to Canada, and trade issues.

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