Locals Helping Border Agents Survive the Shutdown
As shutdown drags on private citizens are making sure their local Border Patrol agents are provided for.
“Border Patrol agents are being given free meals, zero-interest loans, and even free yoga classes in an effort to help them get by as they are working without pay during the partial government shutdown, which is now in its fifth week.
"Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipal governments from California to Texas have made available all types of support for Department of Homeland Security personnel to help keep them on the job of protecting the border.
"That kind of support from locals may be working. While the Transportation Security Administration has seen an increase in sickouts during the shutdown, border agents so far appear to be staying on the job, even without pay.”
Read more at Washington Examiner.