A look at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 4:36 p.m. MDT

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Russell Gates Associated Press/The Arizona Republic
In 2011, there were 329 ports of entry within 20 field offices that were managed. There were about 60,000 employees for the U.S. Customs and Border protection.

The employees protected more than 95,000 miles of tidal shoreline, 5,000 miles of border with Canada and 1,9000 miles with Mexico.

There were 139 border patrol stations with 31 permanent checkpoints.

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