Border Facts

  • The border between the United States and Mexico is 3,110 kilometers long.
  • About 1,050 kilometers of border fence exist in parts of California, Arizona and Texas.
  • Border fence consists of 480 kilometers of vehicle barriers and 560 kilometers  of pedestrian barriers.
  • U.S. Customs and Border Patrol had more than 21,000 employees in fiscal 2013.
  • More than 18,000 CBP employees are stationed along the Southwestern U.S. border.