Border Patrol Overtime

February 4, 2012 - 10:55 AM
FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2011, file photo Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, left, tours the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol agent Steve Venditouli in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz. Most illegal border crossers are apprehended along the 2,000-mile long Mexican border in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Since the 2006 budget year, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has spent more than $1.4 billion on what is described as “administrative uncontrollable overtime,” according to the data provided by the Border Patrol. In practical terms, agents average two hours a day in overtime. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES