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Border Patrol Expands Along Canada

The U.S. Border Patrol will increase the number of agents patrolling the border with Canada by more than half to help keep out terrorist weapons, drugs and illegal immigrants, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday. “We were clearly understaffed on the northern border,” said the bureau’s commissioner, Robert Bonner. “This is an important step in increasing security along our northern border and is necessary given the continuing threat of terrorism.” About 375 veteran agents will be shifted — on a voluntary basis — from current assignments along the southwestern border to the northern border by the end of this year, said spokesman Mario Villarreal, bringing the total to 1,000 permanently assigned agents. Full Story

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