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Kirkpatrick to propose 3,500 more border agents

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona plans to introduce a proposal Tuesday that would add 3,500 new agents to the Border Patrol in an attempt to improve security along the US-Mexico border and keep drug violence in Mexico from spilling into the United States.

Kirkpatrick spokesman Joe Katz says the plan would put 2,000 new agents on the southern border by Sept. 30 and add another 1,500 agents by late September 2011.

The Border Patrol has added 8,000 new agents since 2006. It currently has 20,000 agents.

A border security plan by U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl of Arizona also proposes to add 3,000 border agents to the Arizona-Mexico border by 2015.

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