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Adam Smith - Has the number of Border Patrol agents quadrupled since 2005?

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"Adam Smith - Has the number of Border Patrol agents quadrupled since 2005?"

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Has the number of Border Patrol agents quadrupled since 2005?

Some Democrats say that sending more money to border security is challenging, given recent tax cuts, a $22 trillion debt and a deficit that’s going to be $1 trillion this year. "We have to make budget choices, and I will also point out that, go back to 2005 until now, we have quadrupled the number of Border Patrol agents," said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., who chairs the House Armed Services Committee. "We have built 700 miles of wall. We have drones and sensors. We have massively increased the amount of money that we spent on border security," Smith added ...

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