Putting TRAC to Work
Congressional Research Service
January 6, 2012

Border Security: Immigration Enforcement Between Ports of Entry
By Marc R. Rosenblum

Congress has passed at least four laws since 1986 authorizing increased Border Patrol personnel. Appropriators generally have supported such growth; USBP staffing has more than doubled over the past decade and increased more than ninefold since 1998. As of September 30, 2011, the USBP had 21,444 agents, including 18,506 posted at the Southwest border and 2,237 posted at the northern border. These numbers are up from a total of 2,268 Border Patrol agents in 1980 (including 1,975 at the Southwest border and 211 at the northern border) and 10,045 in 2002 (including 9,239 at the Southwest border and 492 at the northern border)......[citing TRAC data].

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