Report: DHS Could Furlough 1K From Secret Service Under Sequestration

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The Department of Homeland Security may have to furlough nearly 1,000 Secret Service personnel if sequestration cuts kick in March 1, the Washington Times reports.

Sara Carter writes agents, officers and other employees could potentially be affected by the personnel actions.

The newspaper obtained a Feb. 6 memo outlining how DHS is preparing to implement the cuts.

In total, Carter reports DHS could have to furlough more than 24,000 employees.

Border Patrol would reduce 3,400 from its agent ranks, the Coast Guard would reduce 7,403 and the Transportation Security Administration would reduce 7,240 officers, according to the report.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement could lose 932 workers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency could see 536 personnel furloughed, Carter reports.

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