Featured Issue: Legislative Efforts to Lower CBP Hiring Standards

Congress is currently considering two bills that would weaken the screening procedures for Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents by waiving the polygraph requirement for certain law enforcement and military applicants. AILA opposes both House bill (H.R. 2213) and Senate bill (S. 595).

Read bill text and recent congressional actions:


AILA's Position and Resources:


Speak Out Against Weakening CBP Hiring Standards:

Below are some sample tweets and Facebook posts for you to use:

Sample Tweets:

  • Congress might make it easier for those w/ criminal backgrounds to work for #CBP. We must take action http://ow.ly/IoeS30cmtwn
  • Call your Rep and tell them to vote NO on two bills that weaken #CBP hiring standards http://ow.ly/IoeS30cmtwn #AILAStandsWithImmigrants
  • We ask Congress to vote NO on bill that lowers #CBP hiring standards & helps @POTUS build a mass #deportation force http://ow.ly/IoeS30cmtwn

Facebook Posts:

  • The House passed a bill that that weakens the screening procedures for CBP officers and agents by waiving the polygraph requirement for certain applicants, which would enable the President to implement his mass deportation plan. Tell your Senators to vote NO. http://ow.ly/IoeS30cmtwn

Call and let your Senators and Representatives know you support immigrants and refugees. #AILAStandsWithImmigrants

Posted by American Immigration Lawyers Association on Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17060632.