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As if the weekend assault on the incoming asylum-seekers at Tijuana going as disastrously as you’d expect wasn’t enough, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is getting absolutely shafted in its deal with a consulting firm to hire more border agents.

A report published Monday from GovExec based on numbers provided by the Trump administration’s agency showed that after signing a five-year, $300 million deal with Accenture—one of the dozens of shitty consultant firms that dutifully provide Ivy failsons a landing pad after graduation—to hire an additional 7,500 additional border agents and customs officers, the firm has so far hired just 15.


The hiring push came after President Donald Trump’s repeated calls to flood the border with troops and more border patrol agents. The issue is that Border Patrol has already paid Accenture $43 million of its contract, which has the opportunity to extend to a five-year deal worth up to $297 million. Now, to be fair, another 33 folks have been hired by Accenture, so for those of you keeping count at home, that’s $2.8 million per head if counting those working and $895,833 if counting the folks who’ve signed their papers.

Were it not for the colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, the end result—fewer people to spray down crowds of people with tear gas—wouldn’t be half bad.

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