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John Oliver Skewers Trump's Border Patrol Hiring Blitz

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'The president  wants to hire 500 new Border Patrol agents next year, but—as the comedian John Oliver pointed out in a segment based on Atlantic  reporting—a high level of corruption within the agency means the plan comes with serious risks.Oliver’s segment focused on how difficult the job of a border patrol agent can be, given its mixture of humanitarian work and law enforcement. Border Patrol agents are responsible for engaging with a population of people that spans “the Venn diagram of hardened drug dealers and people who need blankets,” Oliver said. That’s why a hiring blitz like the one Trump is suggesting raises concerns about corruption, he argued.' Don't miss this humorous take on a serious issue.

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