Border agency anticipates years to hit Trump's hiring goal

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol will not lower hiring standards to satisfy President Donald Trump's order to add 5,000 agents and will need several years to hit its target, administration officials said Wednesday.

A precise timeline has not been set, but one official said the goal was to hire as many agents as possible in four or five years. Another official said it wouldn't happen overnight.

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