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Border Patrol agents plan to work without paycheck

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 19:50:41-05

TULSA - While the government works on a solution to President Donald Trump’s demand for more protection at the borders, government employees are stuck trying to figure out how to pay bills without a paycheck.

But those who protect our borders plan to work no matter what.

The United States is protected each day by Border Patrol Agents who told 2 Works For You, they could feel the impact by the end of this week.

Border Patrol agents at the El Centro Sector patrol 71 miles in southern California.

Public Affairs Officer Anthony Garcia said right now, his office hasn’t yet felt the sting of the government shutdown.

"It’s a biweekly check, so pretty much the next pay period would be when it goes into effect," Garcia said.

If that happens, Garcia said they are prepared on how to deal with their finances and benefits.

"Everybody is going to have an individual plan according to their own finances," Garcia said.

Regardless of whether the shutdown continues for a month, two months or even a year, Border Patrol Agents have no plans to stop their daily duties.

"The border patrol will continue to perform its duties, and protect its local communities and the nation as a whole and here at El Centro Sector, we take that very seriously," Garcia said.

Garcia's hope, along with the rest of the nation, is for a quick resolution.

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