Organizations that handle border security and deportation are facing heavy expectations with Trump’s plans to raid sanctuary cities and ramp up border safety. Border Patrol and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are mostly affected. Congress will be voting on a bill that gives an extra $5 billion to both ICE and border patrol, so we will see how the democratic resistance goes.
The other problem is hiring these actual agents, Trump has signed an executive order a few months ago detailing those plans. The order states that 15,000 agents will be hired as fast as possible while trimming the strenuous application process.
This goal is unreachable in the near future, there aren’t nearly as many applicants since Trump has taken office and only 40 border patrol agents were hired last year and on average 2,000 ICE agents.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is not optimistic of this goal either, saying the hiring process itself would take 2-3 years alone.