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The US Border Patrol is the organization that polices the entry of illegal immigrants into our country The official mission of the United States Border patrol is to protect the boundaries of the United States by preventing illegal entry and by detecting interdicting and apprehending illegal aliens smugglers and contraband Today the United States Border Patrol consists of 21 sectors Each sector is headed by a chief patrol agent There are 145 stations located throughout the continental United States and in Puerto Rico The Border Patrol controls the border by land sea and air The Border Patrol has jurisdiction across all United States borders and at least 25 miles off the border The Border Patrol agents are responsible to check factories for illegal workers As of September of 1995 the Border Patrol had 530 agents The Border Patrols efforts may be sufficient but many people believe that there are many problems in the methods of the Border Patrol First many people think that all of the equipment is costing the taxpayers too much An estimation by TIME magazine states that in California alone 400 million is spent on healthcare for illegal immigrants CNN says that the care of illegal immigrants in one hospital in Jacksonville Florida costs taxpayers 445 million A Federal Government estimate says that 16 billion dollars is spent on the education of illegal immigrants each year in California alone Just think of how much money is spent on illegal immigrants across the country Now this is just the cost of the immigrants that get through the border patrol These costs could be greatly lowered if the Border Patrol would do its job Let alone the cost of the illegal immigrants that manage to get through the Border Patrol the Border Patrol alone is costing plenty In an overview some people believe that we are spending too much money on the border patrol considering that they simply are not doing their job We
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