Border Patrol Openings – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Border Patrol Openings - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Everyone in American knows that Donald Trump is obsessed with chocolate cake, and the border wall between the United States and Mexico. What we may not all know is that Trump has another more immediate plan in mind. John Oliver’s border patrol segment on Last Week Tonight looks at Trump’s plan to add more border patrol agents.

While the plan may seem innocuous, this is not the first time the U.S. has tried a recruitment surge in border patrol agents. The first time, in the wake of 9-11, things did not go well at all.  In the haste to fill the ranks, standards were lowered, and this time around they’ll be dropped even further. While we can’t influence the agency to vet new agents more carefully than we vetted a president  – John did create a more realistic recruitment video, so agents will have a better idea of what to expect on the job.