Pay on hold for federal law enforcement Trump so vocally supports

Thousands of the federal law enforcement officers President Trump so often praises are working without pay over the holidays — at least for now — while the federal government is partially shut down over his demand for border wall funding.

Among them are thousands of Customs and Border Patrol agents and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers the president supports in protecting the southern border. Others are U.S. Secret Service agents who protect the president and his family.

More than 400,000 federal employees are expected to work without pay, while an additional 380,000 federal employees cannot work during the shutdown.

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