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Border Patrol Uniforms To Be Made In Mexico



“Ah, so sorry Senor, the machine she got stuck, and made an extra 250,000 uniforms by mistake. Not to worry, we sold them all for cheap to my cousin Pedro to cover expenses.”


(CNSNews.com) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has granted uniform contracts to VF Imagewear, Inc., an apparel company that relies on manufacturing sites in Mexico for a “significant percentage” of its occupational garments.

The latest contract with the company was awarded on Dec. 20, 2012, to make “uniform and insignia items” for the CBP at an estimated cost of $6,157,997.57, and a ceiling of $8 million.

The CBP, which is responsible for protecting America’s borders, told CNSNews.com that items from VF Imagewear, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, are manufactured in a number of locations, “including Mexico.”

“There are no domestic preference regulations or statutes applicable to DHS/CBP that would prohibit the manufacture of uniform items in Mexico,” the CBP said.  “In fact, United States obligations under International Agreements require that the Agency accept items manufactured in Mexico.”

Well, there you go. Effed up regulations and treaties we get the short and dirty end of the stick on. But this is wrong. No, it’s far, far beyond wrong. This is past even typical thoughtless pig-headed stupidity. This smacks of “not enforcing laws we don’t like”. Of subverting the system from within, man. This smells almost like treason. It has the same kind of smarmy stench to it.

Sure, NAFTA and other treaties say we have to buy things from those other companies. But you do your research first, and then you award the contract under the Stimulus Plan, putting Americans back to work. And you have a little talk with the owners of the company ahead of time, just to make sure you have an understanding. No outsourcing this one. No offshoring. No importing. Here, you want an import contract? Here’s the shoelaces contract. Go get them from Honduras.

Effing government. It’s like they’re TRYING to fail. To weaken America. To leave us weak and exposed.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 03/25/2013 at 02:29 PM   
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