U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Gilberg looks out on the vast plains of North Dakota about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. While the U.S. border with Mexico attracts more attention, the 5,500-mile border with Canada offers more opportunity for illegal crossings.
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Gilberg looks out on the vast plains of North Dakota about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. While the U.S. border with Mexico attracts more attention, the 5,500-mile border with Canada offers more opportunity for illegal crossings. BRIDGET BENNETT The New York Times
U.S. Border Patrol agent Ryan Gilberg looks out on the vast plains of North Dakota about 45 miles from the North Dakota and Canada border. While the U.S. border with Mexico attracts more attention, the 5,500-mile border with Canada offers more opportunity for illegal crossings. BRIDGET BENNETT The New York Times

5,500 miles of border, covered by only 2,000 agents

October 17, 2016 10:27 AM

UPDATED October 19, 2016 12:31 PM

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