U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is allocating 2,000 additional officers to enhance security and improve service at airports and other points of entry into the U.S.
CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske called the personnel increase "a wise investment in our airports, seaports and land border crossings that will pay dividends for the nation’s economy."
"Research has shown that for every 33 additional CBP officers, the U.S. can potentially gain over 1,000 jobs," Kerlikowske said.
Cities getting additional CBP officers include New York; Los Angeles; Detroit; Buffalo, N.Y.; Houston; Dallas; Chicago; Las Vegas; Laredo, Texas; Nogales, Arizona; and New Orleans.
CBP intends to have new staff deployed by the end of fiscal year 2015.