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San Diego Sector was looking for an innovative way to help agents cope with the holidays and the stress of our increased...
12/20/2021

San Diego Sector was looking for an innovative way to help agents cope with the holidays and the stress of our increased operational tempo. Meet Izzy the therapy dog! Izzy's visit was a big hit and was a great way to help agents start their shift with a smile.

12/20/2021
Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry EOW

In 2010, BPA Brian A Terry was murdered by a border bandit crew known for terrorizing migrants. In 2020, justice was finally served, and his murderer was sentenced to life in prison. His presence is sorely missed, and his sacrifice will not be forgotten.

12/17/2021

This past week #BorderPatrol Agents apprehended multiple individuals illegally entering the U.S. from Canada. This one particular event (pictured) resulted in the apprehension of seven citizens of Vietnam. Five were returned to Canada two were detained. To report suspicious activity in Swanton Sector 1-800-689-3362 .

Timeline Photos
12/17/2021

Timeline Photos

An old hearse near the border in the middle of the night is not something #BorderPatrol agents see very often.

Tucson Station agents arrested two U.S. citizens smuggling six migrants in a hearse. The vehicle was stopped on SR-286 near Sasabe, AZ.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3F0Pq47.

12/17/2021

UPDATE: Jorge Perez-Diaz, a migrant from Mexico whose arrest by Yuma Border Patrol agents was posted on our social media pages (see below), was convicted of felony re-entry of a removed alien on Monday and sentenced to 46 months in prison. He will be returned to Mexico after he completes his sentence.

Original post on 4/27/21:
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a s*x offender who illegally entered the United States early Monday morning.
Agents identified the migrant as Jorge Perez-Diaz, 58. Record checks conducted on Perez-Diaz revealed felony convictions for lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor, for which he served time in the Idaho State Penitentiary, and re-entry into the U.S. following a prior removal.
Perez-Diaz’s most recent removal from the U.S. was March 22 through the Calexico, California Port of Entry. Perez-Diaz will face re-entry charges for his most recent apprehension by Yuma agents.

A migrant illegally present in the United States is arrested and charged with R**e and Attempted Murder! As part of a vi...
12/15/2021
NEWS RELEASE -- DA Hestrin announces charges in Coachella Valley serial ra**st case

A migrant illegally present in the United States is arrested and charged with R**e and Attempted Murder!

As part of a violent crime taskforce, #USBP worked with law enforcement partners in Riverside County to ensure this subject was arrested and gets his day in court!

RIVERSIDE – District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced today, Dec. 10, 2021, that 14 felony counts – including four counts of attempted murder – are being filed against a man believed to be a serial ra**st. Jose Manuel Martinez Garcia, DOB: 1-31-85, is charged with physically and/or s*xually ....

#USBP continues to interdict narcotic and human smuggling attempts.  Here are just a few examples from over the weekend!
12/14/2021

#USBP continues to interdict narcotic and human smuggling attempts. Here are just a few examples from over the weekend!

Did you know? The #USBP currently has 163 Rescue Beacons deployed in strategic locations along the southwest border to a...
12/10/2021

Did you know?

The #USBP currently has 163 Rescue Beacons deployed in strategic locations along the southwest border to assist migrants in distress. In FY21, we deployed 96 rescue beacons, representing a 380% increase over the previous fiscal year.

Did you know?

The #USBP currently has 163 Rescue Beacons deployed in strategic locations along the southwest border to assist migrants in distress. In FY21, we deployed 96 rescue beacons, representing a 380% increase over the previous fiscal year.

On December 31, 2020, while off duty, Agent Linder witnessed a vehicle skid to a stop after impacting a highway center-d...
12/08/2021

On December 31, 2020, while off duty, Agent Linder witnessed a vehicle skid to a stop after impacting a highway center-divider at high speed. Agent Linder immediately stopped and ran to the scene to render aid. Upon arrival at the vehicle, Agent Linder found it teetering precariously on the divider, still running, and with engine compartment smoldering. Without regard for his own safety, Agent Linder took charge of the scene, supervising rescue efforts and personally extracting the single male occupant from the burning vehicle. Agent Linder directed efforts to call 911 and extinguish the fire.

Agent Linder’s quick, decisive, and selfless actions ensured that the driver lived to fully recover from this harrowing event.

Agent Linder’s actions reflect great credit upon himself, New Orleans Sector, and the U.S. Border Patrol. Today it was my distinct honor and pleasure to award Agent Linder our highest honor the Newton-Azrak Award!

As we continue to secure our borders, the U.S. Border Patrol remembers Pearl Harbor and those Americans who gave their l...
12/08/2021

As we continue to secure our borders, the U.S. Border Patrol remembers Pearl Harbor and those Americans who gave their lives defending a Nation!

As we continue to secure our borders, the U.S. Border Patrol remembers Pearl Harbor and those Americans who gave their lives defending a Nation!

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Border Patrol Agent Salvador Martinez Jr. sadly passed away in the line of dut...
12/04/2021

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Border Patrol Agent Salvador Martinez Jr. sadly passed away in the line of duty. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Border Patrol Agent Salvador Martinez Jr. sadly passed away in the line of duty. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

A walk measured in weeks and a flight measured in hours.  The recent news of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has made Title...
12/04/2021

A walk measured in weeks and a flight measured in hours. The recent news of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has made Title 42 authorities more important than ever. In conjunction with our partners, last week we began expelling undocumented Honduran migrants directly to Honduras. We continue to take steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Being Kicked and spit on is never good. Being spit on during a public health crisis is reprehensible!  Agents put themse...
12/04/2021

Being Kicked and spit on is never good. Being spit on during a public health crisis is reprehensible! Agents put themselves at risk every day to safeguard the public. #USBP #HonorFirst

This subject, an undocumented migrant from Mexico who entered the United States illegally, ran from agents. When she was finally caught, she repeatedly kicked and punched the apprehending agent while spitting multiple times in his face and mouth. She was eventually subdued and placed under arrest. Public safety is a high priority and so is agent safety!

Being Kicked and spit on is never good. Being spit on during a public health crisis is reprehensible! Agents put themselves at risk every day to safeguard the public. #USBP #HonorFirst

This subject, an undocumented migrant from Mexico who entered the United States illegally, ran from agents. When she was finally caught, she repeatedly kicked and punched the apprehending agent while spitting multiple times in his face and mouth. She was eventually subdued and placed under arrest. Public safety is a high priority and so is agent safety!

Murderers, S*x Offenders and Gang Members! There are bad people illegally crossing our border.  These are just a few of ...
12/04/2021

Murderers, S*x Offenders and Gang Members!

There are bad people illegally crossing our border. These are just a few of the convicted felons encountered this past week. #USBP remains watchful and will continue to safeguard our border and our Nation. #HonorFirst

Murderers, S*x Offenders and Gang Members!

There are bad people illegally crossing our border. These are just a few of the convicted felons encountered this past week. #USBP remains watchful and will continue to safeguard our border and our Nation. #HonorFirst

Passing the Torch!  Had a chance to visit with Caleb Ritchie and Joe Orozco the youngest and oldest agents at Three Poin...
12/04/2021

Passing the Torch! Had a chance to visit with Caleb Ritchie and Joe Orozco the youngest and oldest agents at Three Point Station in Tucson Sector.

Passing the Torch! Had a chance to visit with Caleb Ritchie and Joe Orozco the youngest and oldest agents at Three Point Station in Tucson Sector.

Great way to start my day!  I attended a pre-shift briefing with the agents of Casa Grande Station and Three Points Stat...
12/04/2021

Great way to start my day! I attended a pre-shift briefing with the agents of Casa Grande Station and Three Points Station in Tucson Sector. I had a chance to see the challenges faced by "boots on the ground" agents and fielded some good questions! #USBP #HonorFirst

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios who sadly passed away in the li...
12/03/2021

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios who sadly passed away in the line of duty. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Barrios who sadly passed away in the line of duty. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

Busy holiday weekend for the U.S. Border Patrol!  While most Americans were spending quality time with family, the Borde...
11/30/2021

Busy holiday weekend for the U.S. Border Patrol! While most Americans were spending quality time with family, the Border Patrol was holding the line and arresting criminals attempting to illegally enter the country among the thousands of migrants seeking to make asylum claims.

Thanksgiving begins the holiday season and is my favorite holiday, providing the opportunity for personal reflection.  I...
11/24/2021

Thanksgiving begins the holiday season and is my favorite holiday, providing the opportunity for personal reflection. I am personally thankful to be a member of this outstanding organization and put on the uniform every day. I am grateful to every staff member of the Border Patrol for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in support of our mission protecting the nation through one of the most challenging years in Border Patrol history.

I understand the holiday season can be bittersweet, as we remember family members, friends, co-workers, and loved ones who have passed. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its effect on lives around the globe, all of us have suffered. I ask you to please take a moment this holiday season to remember those lost both on and off duty and especially remember their families.

For those members of the Border Patrol spending the holiday away from home or working the line, ensuring our mission sustains, I would like to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of a grateful nation. Ensuring border security is not without cost. Time away from home is always difficult, never more so than during the holidays.

Stay safe, take care of one another, and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Honor First!

Raul L. Ortiz
Chief – U.S. Border Patrol

Thanksgiving begins the holiday season and is my favorite holiday, providing the opportunity for personal reflection. I am personally thankful to be a member of this outstanding organization and put on the uniform every day. I am grateful to every staff member of the Border Patrol for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in support of our mission protecting the nation through one of the most challenging years in Border Patrol history.

I understand the holiday season can be bittersweet, as we remember family members, friends, co-workers, and loved ones who have passed. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its effect on lives around the globe, all of us have suffered. I ask you to please take a moment this holiday season to remember those lost both on and off duty and especially remember their families.

For those members of the Border Patrol spending the holiday away from home or working the line, ensuring our mission sustains, I would like to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of a grateful nation. Ensuring border security is not without cost. Time away from home is always difficult, never more so than during the holidays.

Stay safe, take care of one another, and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Honor First!

Raul L. Ortiz
Chief – U.S. Border Patrol

Finding yourself on the wrong end of a firearm is one of the many risks that agents face daily.  Unfortunately, agents e...
11/24/2021

Finding yourself on the wrong end of a firearm is one of the many risks that agents face daily. Unfortunately, agents encounter guns in the hands of criminals while patrolling our borders far too often. USBP agents place the highest value on public and officer safety. We want them to make it home safe and sound the end of shift! Luckily, this individual decided to toss the gun and flee when encountered in the Swanton Border Patrol Sector.

- https://cutt.ly/pTLxunc

Photos from US Border Patrol, Tucson Sector's post
11/19/2021

Photos from US Border Patrol, Tucson Sector's post

11/19/2021
If you see something, say something!  Informed and alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe.  T...
11/19/2021

If you see something, say something!

Informed and alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. Thanks for the help, ladies!


#USBP
#HonorFirst

Photos from US Border Patrol Big Bend Sector's post
11/16/2021

Photos from US Border Patrol Big Bend Sector's post

11/16/2021
11/16/2021

2 S*X OFFENDERS ARRESTED- One of the men was convicted of attempted s*xual battery upon a child & lewd/lascivious conduct and received a 15 year sentence in Florida.

2 MS-13 GANG MEMBERS with criminal records in El Salvador also arrested.

❗️Read more:
bit.ly/3qV2xjl

11/11/2021

America has always celebrated its veterans, and in 1954 we made doing so an official holiday! Originally known as Armistice Day, through a series of changes (the last in 1978) we arrived at Veterans Day as we know it.

It is a day to celebrate and honor America's veterans for their heroism, patriotism, their willingness to serve, and for the sacrifice that service entails.

Over 28% of our workforce are veterans who have chosen to continue their federal service with the United States Border Patrol, whether in a uniformed position or as professional staff. Even if you yourself were not a service member, you likely have a loved one or close friend who did serve and their impact upon our lives is immeasurable.

This year’s Veterans Day will, for many, be especially poignant as we reflect upon the end of the longest war in American history – the war in Afghanistan. While our attention may be focused on issues closer to home, let us not forget that our veterans have a rich tradition of serving the nation not only in times of peril, but returning to serve as civil servants, business owners, and civic leaders. Veterans help to shape the world we live in and ensure a brighter future for generations to come.

As a fellow veteran I was proud to serve and continue to be honored to work alongside so many veterans. Honor First!

Raul Ortiz
Chief – U.S. Border Patrol

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Anibal “Tony” A. Perez who sadly passed away i...
11/11/2021

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Anibal “Tony” A. Perez who sadly passed away in the line of duty. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

The entire USBP family mourns the loss of Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Anibal “Tony” A. Perez who sadly passed away in the line of duty. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your thoughts.

246 Years of Faithful Service! The United States Border Patrol wishes the United States Marine Corps a Happy Birthday! S...
11/10/2021

246 Years of Faithful Service!

The United States Border Patrol wishes the United States Marine Corps a Happy Birthday!

Semper Fi and Honor First Devil Dogs!

Happy National Donut Day! Yes, we do like our donuts in the Border Patrol. In fact, we have a donut tradition. Got your ...
11/05/2021

Happy National Donut Day!

Yes, we do like our donuts in the Border Patrol. In fact, we have a donut tradition. Got your vehicle stuck and need assistance getting out? Your buddy will be happy to help, just bring the whole shift donuts the next day! #USBP #HonorFirst

The last 30 days have been busy for Ramey Sector Border Patrol in Puerto Rico!  Ramey seized over 660 kilograms of Co***...
11/05/2021

The last 30 days have been busy for Ramey Sector Border Patrol in Puerto Rico! Ramey seized over 660 kilograms of Co***ne and apprehended hundreds of migrants, many of whom put themselves and agents at risk by attempting illegal entry via our maritime border! Well Done Ramey Sector!

Last night it was my honor to be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Border Patrol Foundation Recognition Dinner!  A ...
10/29/2021

Last night it was my honor to be the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Border Patrol Foundation Recognition Dinner!

A highlight of the evening was the time I was able to spend with members of the Barraza, Aguilar, Ivie and Simpkins families. These families have survived the loss of a fallen agent and with the support of the Border Patrol Foundation have continued to thrive. We also had a chance to enjoy the music of Dave Bray, a Rock n’ Roll Patriot!

The mission of the Border Patrol Foundation (BPF) is to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol agents and provide support and resources to the families. They provide support to those employed by the Border Patrol for on- and off-duty deaths, injuries, illnesses, family medical emergencies, special circumstances and student scholarships.

Drug Free looks Like Me! “In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985, angered parents and youth in ...
10/29/2021

Drug Free looks Like Me!

“In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in 1985, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration.”

The USBP contributes to #RedRibbonWeek by doing our part to prevent illegal drugs from entering America! Look at how we did for 2021!

Showing up is half the battle.  Being the first on scene, day or night, no matter the weather or the risk – that is how ...
10/28/2021

Showing up is half the battle. Being the first on scene, day or night, no matter the weather or the risk – that is how USBP agents, as well as our Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS partners do it and they are our Heroes! The USBP wishes you all a safe and happy National First Responders’ Day!

Showing up is half the battle. Being the first on scene, day or night, no matter the weather or the risk – that is how USBP agents, as well as our Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS partners do it and they are our Heroes! The USBP wishes you all a safe and happy National First Responders’ Day!

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Looking for Viet Nam buddy bien hoa AB 1969. Enrique Aquilar. The last word to me was he was with border Patrol in el Paso area. Let him know Tom Driscoll looking for him [email protected].
We saw all your officers working so hard at the Texas-Mexico border recently while our team was reporting for NTD's Life & Times program. We appreciate your service and hope you think we did justice to your work in the story we made on our visit there. Stay strong.
Border Patrol should create a CHALLENGE of how you would cross into the United States or detain migrants
I am sorry to say this but why is the Border Patrol assisting the illegal aliens into this country. I can't understand how or why this is. These people are obviously breaking the laws and ruining our country and making it dangerous. The Border Patrol is supposed to control the border and stop the invasion. Please DO YOUR JOB!!!!!
Why isn't the Border Patrol speaking up on what is going on in McAllen Texas?
Have you promoted this thug yet? Or are you waiting until he gets someone killed?
THANK YOU. I'm happy administrators are speaking out. You are overrun, through no fault of your own. I support you 100%
Dear US Border Patrol - I just published this story on the border wall in Organ Pipe National Monument. Hoping for your backing on my position:
Border Patrol gone from Highway 90 checkpoint. We miss you all!
Shout out to Brackettville Tx Border Patrol Agents Thank Y’all For All Yalls Hard Work