Border Patrol Hats,Shirts made in Mexico, by Peter Ruellan Author

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I see Border Patrol hats and shirts at the Flea Markets all the time and they are made in a variety of countries, mainly China of course. I've seen Mexico on a few of them. I never realized the govt was actually buying them for real usage, I always assumed it was just capitalistic folks selling whatever to make a few bucks. But the govt HAS been buying Border Patrol uniforms from Mexico; I am alarmed at the fact they are being made right across the border they are meant for protecting on this side of it. The labels inside the U.S. Border Patrol uniforms have "Made in Mexico" on them; many federal agents feel uneasy about this. It's embarrassing to be protecting the U.S.-Mexico border and to be wearing a uniform made in Mexico. What's to stop someone from walking across the border in a Border Patrol uniform? There is an obvious problem with buying the uniforms from Mexico, since most government purchases are supposed to be from the low bidder - which would be China, of course!

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