By the numbers: Border buildup

2011-09-06T09:31:00Z 2011-09-06T09:32:36Z By the numbers: Border buildup Arizona Daily Star
September 06, 2011 9:31 am

Agents: 

18,415 Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border today.

3,555 Border Patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border in 1992.

Barriers: 

649 miles of border fences and vehicle barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border today.

143 miles of border fences and vehicle barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2006.

Budget: 

$11.4 billion budget for Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security agency responsible for border security, in fiscal year 2010

$6 billion budget for Customs and Border Protection fiscal year 2004

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