Gil Kerlikowske, National Drug Control Policy director, said the Southwest is better patrolled than at any other time. There were 9,100 Border Patrol agents in 2001 compared to more than 21,000 today. (Associated Press)

Gil Kerlikowske, National Drug Control Policy director, said the Southwest is better patrolled than at any other time. There were 9,100 Border Patrol agents in 2001 compared to more than 21,000 today. (Associated Press)