Our CBP law enforcement officers have borne the brunt of the Biden-Harris-Mayorkas border crisis. Everyday they face off against cartel terrorists, deal with thousands of migrant crossings, and serve an administration that is ambivalent about the crisis of their own making. Consequently, we have a serious morale and retention problem among our CBP officers. I have a new bill to address that.
The CBP Crisis Hardship and Incentive Pay Act would introduce a special pay incentive for CBP officers, with a maximum of $250 per pay period. They would also qualify for hazard payments for days they are hospitalized for injuries sustained due to the threat of armed cartels for up to three months after the fact.
Soldiers on deployment receive incentive pay for the dangers and hardships they face. But, by the grace of God, they always come back home after a certain period. CBP officers don’t get to leave and come back; they are there day in and day out, year after year. This bill doesn’t solve the border crisis, but it goes a long way to help us retain the men and women who risk their lives everyday for America’s sovereignty and security.