U.S. Border Patrol Uniforms Are Made In Mexico

Ken AshfordForeign AffairsLeave a Comment


WASHINGTON — The labels inside the U.S. Border Patrol uniforms have been making many federal agents feel uneasy. It’s not the fit or feel of the olive-green shirts and pants, but what their labels read: "Made in Mexico."

"It’s embarrassing to be protecting the U.S.-Mexico border and be wearing a uniform made in Mexico," says T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a 6,500-member union.

"Embarrassing"?  Try the word "ironic".