May 26, 2020

Law enforcement agencies squeezed by U.S. government shutdown

Law enforcement agencies squeezed by U.S. government shutdownTraining events have been canceled and travel cut back, with President Donald Trump and Congress unable to end the partial shutdown affecting a quarter of the government in a funding standoff over Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. "We still have a responsibility for going after those who might be using this time to flood the streets" with drugs, a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) field agent told Reuters, asking not to be identified by name. Most employees at federal law enforcement agencies - from the FBI and DEA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration - have kept working since Trump's demands on the wall triggered the shutdown on Dec. 22.

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