A look at some of the numbers behind the Border Patrol's staffing imbalance

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 29, 2014 - 10:45 AM

SAN DIEGO — 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. The imbalance has become increasingly clear since Central Americans began pouring into Texas' Rio Grande Valley by the thousands. Here are some numbers from Customs and Border Protection's website and internal documents reviewed by The Associated Press:

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