By Erik Wasson - 02/29/12 08:05 PM EST
He said, "with rising fuel prices, cuts to Coast Guard assets and aging aircrafts already flying reduced flight hours, this proposal could seriously jeopardize our Nation’s border security capabilities.”
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher defended Obama's border record in written testimony.
According to a Hill staffer, when the fact the US-Visit program has been transfered to Customs and Border Patrol is factored in, CBP is receiving its first real cut in the 2013 budget. The aide noted $55 million less for mission support and $35 million less for information technology.