Border Patrol Agent Reinstated with Full Back Pay and Benefits Plus Attorney’s Fees
A Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol Agent was removed from Federal Service for events surrounding an encounter with a non-cooperative undocumented alien resisting apprehension. The Agent hired Roberto M. Garcia to represent his interests before the Merit Systems Protection Board. The Judge ordered the Agency to cancel the removal and to reinstate the Agent to full duty with full back pay and interest and to adjust the benefits that he lost. The Judge further ordered that the Agency pay attorney’s fees.