Border Patrol uniforms soon to be "Made In Mexico?"

A multi-million contract to make Border Patrols and customs officer uniforms has been awarded to a company that uses manufacturing sites in Mexico.

According to the website, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) awarded the $6.1 million dollar contract to VF Imagewear, Inc. back in December.

The website reported that the company owns several facilities in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.

But reported that VF Imagewear relies on its facilities in Mexico for a significant percentage of its occupational garments.

CBP officials issued a statement to the news website.

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.

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