Well, I’ll just let Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) explain what could very obviously go wrong with this set up…
“Uniforms have a greater potential of being stolen in Mexico where it is more difficult to provide oversight of factories and cargo.”
Despite that fact, and the resulting confusion that would benefit illegal aliens trying to breach our borders, U.S. border patrol agents have a contract with a company to manufacture their uniforms – in Mexico.
Via CNS News:
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has granted uniform contracts to VF Imagewear, Inc., an apparel company that relies on manufacturing sites in Mexico for a “significant percentage” of its occupational garments.
The latest contract with the company was awarded on Dec. 20, 2012, to make “uniform and insignia items” for the CBP at an estimated cost of $6,157,997.57, and a ceiling of $8 million.
The CBP, which is responsible for protecting America’s borders, told CNSNews.com that items from VF Imagewear, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, are manufactured in a number of locations, “including Mexico.”
Speier’s comments explain why this agreement is a national security threat.