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These Sex Offenders were prevented from entering the country and your community by #USBP agents, they are no longer a th...
12/23/2020

These Sex Offenders were prevented from entering the country and your community by #USBP agents, they are no longer a threat to you or your family.

Read more about these apprehensions and more ➡️ ➡️ ➡️ www.cbp.gov/newsroom

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector
12/22/2020

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector

#HappeningNow

The pictures below are perfect examples of what #BorderPatrol agents do daily. They apprehend people who go to great lengths to avoid detection and apprehension after illegally entering the United States.

Agents work diligently to ensure the border is secure. These groups were apprehended in Havana and Mission, Texas by McAllen agents.

From south Texas to Arizona #USBP Agents & partner agencies worked together to disrupt multiple stash houses, resulting ...
12/18/2020

From south Texas to Arizona #USBP Agents & partner agencies worked together to disrupt multiple stash houses, resulting in the discovery of over 140 individuals confined w/in dangerous conditions.

Read more about these events by going to: www.cbp.gov/newsroom

These bad guys hide within groups.The actions of our diligent #USBP agents know what to look for to identify the crimina...
12/18/2020

These bad guys hide within groups.

The actions of our diligent #USBP agents know what to look for to identify the criminals in the bunch. These actions keep our communities safe.

Be on the lookout for more amazing recruitment opportunities.
12/17/2020

Be on the lookout for more amazing recruitment opportunities.

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Are you interested in a rewarding career?

Please join the U.S.Border Patrol for a #Recruiting event on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. CST

Just scan the QR code or go to:

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On a calm and cold morning, #USBP vessels sit ready to patrol the Detroit River. #borderpatrol #boat #boating #boatphoto...
12/17/2020

On a calm and cold morning, #USBP vessels sit ready to patrol the Detroit River.

#borderpatrol #boat #boating #boatphotography #detroit

12/17/2020

Smugglers led this mother & her 3-year-old-child on a multi-day trek through dangerous terrain. Thankfully, our agents are always on #Patrol and were able to rescue them off of the mountain.

Full press release:

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested 14 inadmissible aliens on Friday who were crossing the border in a remote area on Otay Mountain. An adult woman and small child in the group required medical aid. At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Friday, USBP agents assigned to San Diego Sector’s Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue (BORSTAR) and the Sector Strike Team (SST) were working near Otay Mountain in East County San Diego when they encountered 14 people. The group was struggling to traverse through a desolate and remote area known as Copper Canyon.

A mother and her three-year-old daughter in the group did not appear to be injured, but the two were becoming dehydrated and having difficulty hiking out of the canyon. Air support was requested, since the location was nearly two hours from area roads.

A San Diego Sheriff’s UH-1 Helicopter arrived shortly after and CALFIRE rescuers hoisted the two up into the helicopter for extraction. The pair was flown to the Dulzura Fire Station, where emergency medical services and USBP agents were on standby. After providing first aid to the two, a subsequent immigration inspection was conducted. All subjects, including the mother and child, were found to be Mexican nationals illegally present in the U.S. and transported to a Border Patrol station for processing.

“These rescues are a direct testament to the heart, soul, and character of our agents,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke. “Crossing the border illegally remains an inherently dangerous endeavor and USBP takes every injury seriously. Migrants often become lost, injured, and abandoned by smugglers, who only see them as commodities for exploitation.”

#BorderPatrol #USBP #CBP #bordersecurity #LawEnforcement #police #policeofficer #uniform #badge #cops #firstresponders #rescue #emt #emts #searchandrescue #helicopter
#teamwork #immigration #airlift #mountains #air #airrescue

US Border Patrol Laredo Sector
12/17/2020

US Border Patrol Laredo Sector

#USBP agents from Laredo North Station interrupted a narcotics smuggling attempt when they initiated a traffic stop in central Laredo. The vehicle was traveling recklessly and struck a parked sedan as it came to a stop. A total of 5 bundles of Marijuana were found inside the vehicle. The narcotics weighed 391 lbs. and had an estimated street value of $313,056.

Criminal organizations continue to attempt to smuggle illicit drugs across our border and disregard the safety of our agents and the public. Our agents remain vigilant in their work to protect our border and our community from all threat, including drug smuggling. #BorderSecurity

12/15/2020
Week in Review

We had a very busy week across the country. See more of the amazing work here
>> www.cbp.gov/newsroom

Here’s a recap of all the great work done by the men and women of the #BorderPatrol.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
12/14/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

It's National Horse Day! Horses are critical partners for U.S. Border Patrol agents. Horse Patrol units are often the most viable option for patrolling remote areas and without them, these areas would remain unpatrolled and susceptible to transnational criminal activity.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xAcWD

US Border Patrol Del Rio Sector
12/13/2020

US Border Patrol Del Rio Sector

It was my honor to help congratulate these 13 newly certified Emergency Medical Technicians. The class consisted of 11 Border Patrol Agents and two members of the Eagle Pass Fire Department. Impressively, all 13 members passed the EMT National Registry Exam on the first attempt! Our community has been strengthened today, and I look forward to seeing the lasting impact they will have on those they aid. –Chief Skero

US Border Patrol Houlton Sector
12/12/2020

US Border Patrol Houlton Sector

Agents from #USBPMaine delivered gifts to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program this morning. Celebrating the season by supporting children and their families within our communities during #COVID19. #HonorFirst

US Border Patrol, Tucson Sector
12/12/2020

US Border Patrol, Tucson Sector

Bird hunters led #Sonoita Agents to an abandoned duffel bag full of meth a mile north of the #border. #Fantastic job in keeping these narcotics off the streets and out of our local communities. Your communities are our communities. #THANKYOU #BP #USBP

US Border Patrol Yuma Sector
12/11/2020

US Border Patrol Yuma Sector

Paul Franco is a superman of sorts. One minute he’s in a blue button-down shirt and under the hood of a Ford truck and in the blink of an eye he’s in a red felt suit and donning a long white beard.

Franco, who has been a mechanic for the Yuma Sector Border Patrol for 27 years, put on a Santa suit 35 years ago to help out some of his family friends and hasn’t looked back. He has been putting the suit on – with some upgrades – every year since then. In fact, he looks forward to the opportunity “to be Santa” each year as the holiday season approaches.

“Way back when my daughter [Andrea] was five or six years old, my friends needed Santa, so we said, ‘Hey, we’ll play Santa’,” Franco said, adding that his wife, Alicia, daughter and son-in-law, Carlo, are still strong supporters and proponents of him being Santa. “My first suit was plastic. Now I have four suits, and they are all real.”
Franco said his Santa duties these days have been postponed due to the pandemic, but he’s looking forward to next year when he hopes he’ll be able to put the suit on again. In year’s past, Franco has used his Santa suit to participate in non-profit and charity events, visit retirement homes, to help deliver toys to foster kids, to appear in light parades and for Yuma Sector’s own Santa Comes to Sector event in which employees’ children get to have their picture taken with Santa.

“We open our hearts up and try to help out a lot of people in need,” Franco said. “We do it because it’s so much fun. And the kids enjoy it.

“It brings happiness to the kids and it brings joy to my wife and I and our family,” he continued. “We like to give back.”

Franco, a Yuma native and Vietnam veteran, doesn’t stop helping others when the holidays are over. He volunteers his time throughout the entire year at Yuma Regional Medical Center and for the Arizona Children’s Association. He also serves as a board member and coach for the Yuma Boys Baseball League (YBBL). And he has previously volunteered at the Crossroads Mission and with his church.

Often times you see or hear #USBP agents say "Honor First." Assessing the imminent danger this woman faced, he put his p...
12/11/2020

Often times you see or hear #USBP agents say "Honor First."

Assessing the imminent danger this woman faced, he put his personal safety aside to save her.
It’s actions like these, that go above and beyond the call of duty and make up the phrase Honor First.

Congratulations to Curlew Station’s SBPA J. Weatherby on receiving the DHS Secretary’s Award for Valor, the Department’s highest award for extraordinary acts of heroism of courage.

Proud to have you as part of #SpokaneBorderPatrol!

Read the story below! #HonorFirst

US Border Patrol Laredo Sector
12/11/2020

US Border Patrol Laredo Sector

#USBP Laredo North agents intercepted a human smuggling attempt when they stopped a commercial truck hauling a tanker trailer north of Laredo. The thoroughness by agents led to the discovery of 62 individuals enclosed in the trailer. #BorderSecurity

A look back in time. These #USBP agents from Chula Vista, California are seen performing linewatch duties back in the 19...
12/10/2020

A look back in time.

These #USBP agents from Chula Vista, California are seen performing linewatch duties back in the 1960’s.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
12/09/2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

$10.8 MILLION SEIZED IN NARCOTICS NEAR PUERTO RICO

On Sunday, AMO agents interdicted two vessels leading to the seizure of 888lbs of cocaine and the arrest of two U.S. citizens and three illegal aliens from the Dominican Republic and Colombia.

The estimated value of the seized narcotics is $10.8 million.

More details: https://go.usa.gov/x7h2A

Over the weekend #USBP Agents in Laredo, Texas, apprehended approximately 218 illegal aliens from 7 different countries ...
12/08/2020

Over the weekend #USBP Agents in Laredo, Texas, apprehended approximately 218 illegal aliens from 7 different countries in 2 human smuggling events.

In both incidences, most of the 218 individuals had no protection from #COVID-19 while crammed inside of the confined space.

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector
12/08/2020

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector

Today we honor and remember the 2,403 lives lost during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
#PearlHarborRemembranceDay
#NeverForget

Border Wall System Update:423 miles completed228 miles under construction87 miles under pre-constructionTo see the lates...
12/07/2020

Border Wall System Update:

423 miles completed
228 miles under construction
87 miles under pre-construction

To see the latest on the Border Wall System go to: https://bit.ly/2Yuerkb

#BorderSecurity #borderwall

US Border Patrol Laredo Sector
12/06/2020

US Border Patrol Laredo Sector

Chief of the United States Border Patrol, Rodney S. Scott and Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak, announced the appointment of Carl E. Landrum for the Senior Executive Service (SES) position of Deputy Chief Patrol Agent for the Laredo Sector.

Deputy Chief Landrum entered on duty with the U.S. Border Patrol in October 1996, as a member of Class 323. Throughout his 24 years of service, Deputy Chief Landrum has served in numerous supervisory and command positions including Special Agent with the Federal Air Marshal Service in New York City and Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters, in Washington, D.C. Deputy Chief Landrum promoted to the position of Patrol Agent in Charge of the Cotulla Border Patrol Station in 2011 and subsequently promoted to Patrol Agent in Charge of the Laredo North Border Patrol Station in 2012. In 2014, he promoted to Division Chief at the Laredo Sector Headquarters and also served as the first Chief of Staff establishing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Joint Task Force West in San Antonio, Texas. In 2016, he was promoted to Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the Yuma Sector.

Deputy Chief Landrum attended Baylor University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix in San Diego, California. He holds certificates from Customs and Border Protection Leadership Institute and the DHS SES Candidate Development Program. He earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Deputy Chief Landrum was the first civilian officer ever selected to attend the Army War College's Advanced Strategic Art Program, graduating with honors.

Deputy Chief Landrum begins his leadership assignment at the Laredo Sector on December 6, 2020.

A marine layer is an air mass that develops over the surface of a large body of water such as the Pacific Ocean in the p...
12/03/2020

A marine layer is an air mass that develops over the surface of a large body of water such as the Pacific Ocean in the presence of a temperature inversion, ultimately creating thick fog. The layer often travels a few miles inland.

This presents a unique set of challenges for agents, as it is a natural concealment that smugglers often try to exploit. US Border Patrol San Diego Sector agents working near the coast successfully adapt and overcome this weather condition on a routine basis.
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#HonorFirst #BorderPatrol #USBP #CBP #DHS #bordersecurity #LawEnforcement #police #policeofficer #uniform #badge #cops #fog #californiacoast

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Every single day, smugglers put people at risk. They lie to vulnerable populations and prioritize profit over safety. In...
12/02/2020
Accused smuggler faces criminal charges after deadly car crash

Every single day, smugglers put people at risk. They lie to vulnerable populations and prioritize profit over safety. In this tragic case, some lost their lives forever, and the suspected smuggler may lose his freedom to life in prison.

Read More >> https://bit.ly/3g9d5nu

A federal grand jury has returned a four-count indictment charging a 27-year-old Laredoan for conspiring to transport an undocumented alien resulting in death

Respect for life and compassion for the vulnerable, all while upholding the rule of law and securing the border. That is...
12/02/2020

Respect for life and compassion for the vulnerable, all while upholding the rule of law and securing the border. That is the line we walk.

Only months into FY21, and the number of rescues continue to climb.
Click on the link to see the numbers >>> https://bit.ly/33Aba4C

#Tucson Sector Agents rescued 25 individuals over the weekend! This includes 3 toddlers and their mothers. The desert is a dangerous place even with temperatures beginning to decline. Hypothermia is a concern and it can quickly turn deadly. Details: https://t.co/65KMkAnHRq @CBP https://t.co/4igIUVSFTN

Border Wall System Update:415 miles completed236 miles under construction87 miles under pre-constructionTo see the lates...
11/30/2020

Border Wall System Update:

415 miles completed
236 miles under construction
87 miles under pre-construction

To see the latest on the Border Wall System go to: cbp.gov/borderwallsystem

#BorderSecurity #borderwall

Thank you to all the men and women of the #USBP for their unwavering duty and service to our country. Today and everyday...
11/26/2020

Thank you to all the men and women of the #USBP for their unwavering duty and service to our country. Today and everyday, I am thankful for you.

On behalf of the US #BorderPatrol have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

#HappyThanksgiving #ThankfulFor #Thanksgiving2020 #thankyou

11/25/2020
Rescued on the Rio

No matter what you hear, respect for life and #compassion for the vulnerable remain top priorities for #USBP agents. Smugglers left this woman clinging for life. Agents took action to save her. They do this every. single. day.

#1stResponders #rescue #BorderPatrol

Amazing work from US Border Patrol Del Rio Sector and our U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents.

Border Wall System Update:409 miles completed242 miles under construction87 miles under pre-constructionTo see the lates...
11/24/2020

Border Wall System Update:

409 miles completed
242 miles under construction
87 miles under pre-construction

To see the latest on the Border Wall System go to: cbp.gov/borderwallsyst…

#BorderSecurity #borderwall

US Border Patrol Spokane Sector
11/23/2020

US Border Patrol Spokane Sector

A Metaline Falls Agent assisted in rescuing a man who was alone, trapped in the snow and suffering from hypothermia. The agent helped medical personnel reach the isolated mountain location to provide life saving care. The victim is recovering at a local hospital. #HonorFirst

11/23/2020
Week in Review

We had a very busy week across the country. Here’s a recap of all the great work done by the men and women of the #borderpatrol.

#USBP #weekinreview #lawenforcement #bordersecurity #horse #horses #horsesofinstagram #k9 #k9handler #dogsofinstagram #narcotics #rescue #1stresponders #Texas #Arizona #California #mascot

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector
11/23/2020

U.S. Border Patrol RGV Sector

At times, law enforcement authorities rely on you, the citizen, to help us thwart crimes that affect our communities.

See a good example of it below ⬇️⬇️⬇️.

A concerned citizen’s call and a trail of shoe prints led #USBP agents to discover 405 lbs of marijuana in dense brush. In two other incidents, checkpoint agents seized cocaine with a combined weight of more than 7 lbs. The drugs are worth over $565K.

US Border Patrol Big Bend Sector
11/21/2020

US Border Patrol Big Bend Sector

Day and night agents remain vigilant while protecting our nation’s borders. Over the last 24 hours, Sanderson agents apprehended a total of 23 individuals illegally present in the United States during three separate events. Great job to all of those involved in these apprehensions. If you are interested in joining the team, visit www.cbp.gov/careers #honorfirst

US Border Patrol Houlton Sector
11/21/2020

US Border Patrol Houlton Sector

#USBPMaine arrested the subject of a felony warrant and rescued the subject of a missing and endangered person alert. More on the story here: https://bit.ly/32ZJGGQ #HonorFirst

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I hate the disrespect given to the Border Patrol during the debate. Those children at the border were DNA tested along with detained adults. They were separated from their parents in their native country, not at our borders. Why would we turn kids over to an adult with no DNA familial match? We are doing the right thing to protect the kids from being trafficked.
I would like to post a pic of a bracelet I made for one of the agents in Laredo TX
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You are so important for a safe country I applaud all of you, as those in blue , your life’s are out in danger every day I also Thank president Trump For being persistent on building the wall be safe God bless
Can women apply to become border patrol?
Episode 15B PART 2 ~ INTERVIEW WITH RETIRED ASSISTANT CHIEF GARY LABBE For this episode we interviewed Retired Assistant Chief Gary Labbe from Class 119 out of Glynco, Georgia! We will be talking about working at the El Cajon Station back in the day; details on the life of legendary AB Taylor; and some more little known trivia about the making of the Classic action film, "BORDERLINE". A LOT OF HISTORIC DETAILS CAME FROM THIS GREAT INTERVIEW. COME TAKE A LISTEN. #oldpatrolHQ
Episode 15A ~ INTERVIEW WITH RETIRED ASSISTANT CHIEF GARY LABBE For this episode we interviewed Retired Assistant Chief Gary Labbe from Class 119 out of Glynco, Georgia! We will be talking about working at the El Cajon Station back in the day; details on the life of legendary AB Taylor; and some more little known trivia about the making of the Classic action film, "BORDERLINE". A LOT OF HISTORIC DETAILS CAME FROM THIS GREAT INTERVIEW. COME TAKE A LISTEN. #oldpatrolHQ
I would like to say thank you to the young man of the border patrol who stopped this afternoon to help me with my flat tire. I had gotten it just coming out of Coronado park. And the road was a little narrow and the back tire slid off. At that time it must’ve punctured. I was about 7 miles out of Nogales and they were on their way west on 289. I flag them down and one young man pulled over and helped me. I know he save my life. I am 70 years old and I am grateful! THANK YOU!!!!!
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