September 20, 2013
Since doubling the amount of border patrol, the number of agents working is the greatest it has ever been. The increase in border patrol is part of a proposal for Congress to move forward with their immigration reform plan.
Operation Blockade began 20 years ago along an area of the border in El Paso. At first the operation was supposed to be a temporary effort to improve enforcement, but it remains a permanent strategy.
Border patrol agents call the area the line, and in El Paso they spend a lot of time there, keeping an eye on border activity.