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On the fence and running out of time

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On the fence and running out of time

(Lenny Ignelzi/associated Press) Overworked officers could result in weaker U.S. borders.

One of the most common complaints among federal employees who enforce Uncle Sam’s laws and regulations is that there are too few of them to properly protect the public.

But one area where one would expect that not to be the case, given our nation’s recent history, is border protection.

Yet testimony before a House subcommittee Thursday painted a picture of potentially weak borders resulting from a shortage of Customs and Border Protection officers. That can lead t...

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