At the time the Workers' Comp rate for Agents was worse than the US Marine Corps. I wondered why? That is, until I actually saw the environment in which Agents worked.
This is not traditional law enforcement; it's more like foot-based infantry in some of the world's most inhospitable environment. Everything out there can hurt you. Poisonous snakes that bite. Plant life that will cut, poke, scrape and irritate. And, of course, insects.
There's a lot of talk about building a wall. The estimated cost is huge. This video provides a perspective that I doubt most Americans are aware of.
This is a video shot on the Southern Border in California. Read the description for more information. A 360° View of the Mexico-US Border
The U.S.-Mexico Border, Then and Now
I don't have much to add to the commentary; these Agents tell it pretty much like it is.
|A section of the wall near El Paso|