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Border Patrol Agents
Border patrol agents, also known as border patrol officers, patrol 5,000 miles of border between the United States and Canada and 1,900 miles between the United States and Mexico, as well as the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. It is their duty to enforce laws regulating the entry of aliens and products into the United States. They are employed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a division of the Department of Homeland Security.