Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
On December 13, 2012, travel company Surf Patch commented on a Kansas City Star article by Franco Ordonez regarding the cutbacks to border patrol and airport security making it unsafe to flyclear of the U.S. border.
According to the Kansas City Star article, “The U.S. border might become harder to protect should lawmakers fail to avert the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year.” The article states that the agencies directly affected by the cutbacks would be the people who guard the mexican and canadian borders into the U.S.The article mentions that the jobs of these people include “inspecting ports of entry and monitoring airport security.”
According to the article, these cuts can be a threat because, “drug smugglers and human traffickers might be able to exploit a weaker border as patrol agents would be fired by the thousands and tens of millions of dollars for the border fence would be cut.”
The article informs that the $1.2 trillion in cuts would also lead to fewer staff members operating X-ray machines, and fewer airport security guards, making lines at checkpoints longer and hindering peoples ability to flyclear of airport security hassles. “The bottom line is to keep the front-line security operations in full force, to keep the movement of people and goods moving smoothly,” said Chief of TSA, John Pistole.
Travel company Surf Patch commented on the importance of limiting cutbacks when it comes to border control and airport security. “Border control and airport security are crucial components to keeping passengers safe at airports,” says world traveler Takara Licausi. “Hopefully they can think of other ways to make cuts without drastically affecting security.”