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  • Department of Homeland Security police officers keep an eye on planes at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Negotiators skirt customs, make flights easier from UAE to U.S.

    Top officials at the Homeland Security Department skirted customary channels in negotiating a special U.S. customs facility at an international airport in the United Arab Emirates, and then some advised on UAE security-related projects after leaving the government, according to congressional and business sources.

  • **FILE** Illegal immigrants prepare to enter a bus after being processed at the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson Sector headquarters on Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. (Associated Press)

    Border Patrol agents dodge sequestration, avoid furloughs, pay cuts

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has postponed the planned furlough of Border Patrol agents as a result of sequestration, which would have eliminated as many as 5,000 agents off the line, and delayed a proposed cut in overtime pay that would have cost each agent $7,000 a year.

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    It was the trash that first drew Roger Barnett's attention.

  • ** FILE ** A road lined with vehicle barriers marking the U.S-Mexico border in New Mexico is the spartan territory for Border Patrol agents. (Associated Press)

    Sequester cuts raising fears of security setback near the border

    Roger Barnett began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 after they started to vandalize his property — destroying water pumps, killing calves, vandalizing fences and gates, stealing trucks and breaking into his house.

  • U.S. Border Patrol and Arizona Department of Public Safety vehicles crowd an area near Pena Blanca Lake in Coronado National Forest northwest of Nogales, Ariz., on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, during a search for a suspect in an overnight shootout resulted in the death of a Border Patrol agent. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Greg Bryan)

    Agents could lose thousands in salary

    Officials at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have proposed a new salary plan for Border Patrol agents that could cost them an average of $7,000 a year in lost pay and spark what some say would be an exodus of veteran agents to higher-paying agencies.

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