Arizona Lags in Share of New Border Patrol Agents
December 18, 2008
The Border Patrol has met its goal of hiring 6,000 new agents in two years, but Arizona, which has the busiest stretch of border, saw the smallest percentage increase. Along the Southwestern border, 45 percent more agents now patrol than did two years ago. But along Arizona's border, where nearly half of all illegal immigrants traveling from Mexico were arrested last year, the Border Patrol bolstered its forces by 23 percent.
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