Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Sequestration Threatens Thousands Of Jobs In The Desert Southwest

Yuma-Proving-GroundAs sequestration looms and $85 billion in budget cuts across the board will take effect on Friday, Congress struggles to find a solution. 

At risk are several agencies in the Desert Southwest, including Border Patrol, the Yuma Proving Ground, the Marine Corps Air Station among other agencies. 

Officials say over 1,000 jobs at the Yuma Proving Grounds may be affected and over 5,000 jobs may be on the chopping block for Border Patrol Agents – affecting waiting times at border crossings across the Southwest.

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