A Look at the Border Patrol's Staffing Imbalance

Article publisher: 
The New York Times
Article date: 
29 June 2014
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

The number of Border Patrol agents roughly doubled over the last decade to more than 21,000, but many of them work where illegal crossings are relatively low ...

STAFFING LEVELS: The agency's staffing levels aren't always in line with arrest numbers. Despite being the busiest sector, the Rio Grande Valley doesn't have the most agents. Tucson was the most heavily staffed ...

RECENT SURGE: The recent surge of immigrants from Central America into Texas has laid bare the imbalance even more ...