Sunday, May 21, 2024
By Steven L. Taylor

From the New Mexican comes a le ngthy piece on training the border patrol: Call to the border: Artesia’s Border Patrol Academy gears up to double security. It includes the following tidbit:

Congress has called for a near doubling of the Border Patrol, from its current force of 11,500 to 21,000 within five years. That would make it the largest federal law-enforcement agency in the country, outstripping the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to Infotrac, a nonpartisan research center at Syracuse University.

The majority of agents, about 9,000, are stationed along the southern border of the U.S..

Update: I just realized that I had posted far more than I intended. The post has been edited as I intended.

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