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How many yards of Texas border per law enforcement officer deputized to patrol thereAfter months of pressure from Texas politicians and border agents, President Joe Biden recently announced that he would dispatch 1,500 active-duty troops to help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. The number of asylum seekers set to cross the border has begun to increase dramatically, especially near Brownsville and El Paso, as many migrants anticipate the expiration of Title 42, the once obscure, now infamous public health statute that both Donald Trump and Biden have used to essentially block migrants from applying for asylum. Immigration agents welcomed the federal support. For months Border Patrol chiefs, including Gloria Chavez of the Rio Grande Valley Sector, which spans from the western reaches of the Valley to the Gulf, have called for more hiring. “I do not have enough agents,” Chief…

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