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[A]s of April 1, 2017, approximately 4,704 (24 percent) of the 19,565 active duty agents were assigned to leadership or administration duties in the Southwest Border Region. This leaves about 12,013 (61 percent) assigned to directly engage in conducting apprehensions and arrests on the Southwest Border. The remaining 2,848 agents (15 percent) are assigned to the North and Coastal borders, headquarters, or other nonborder missions.
Special Report: Challenges Facing DHS in Its Attempt to Hire 15,000 Border Patrol Agents and Immigration Officers (Washington: Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, July 27, 2017): 6-7 <>.