border patrol

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a group of officers who patrol the borders of a country

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Border Patrol, the largest law enforcement agency inside the Department of Homeland Security and the first line of defense against cross-border drug trafficking and human smuggling.
Agent Jim Hawkins, Tucson sector spokesman, said the Border Patrol has unique requirements for its trucks--they must be both rugged and fast--but no carmaker has come forth with a perfect vehicle yet.
Border Patrol currently employs approximately 13,000 agents.
31, 2008, even if the federal government has not met its goal of hiring 6,000 new Border Patrol agents by then.
Rising illegal activity on these federal lands results from the Border Patrol's strategy to deter illegal entry by concentrating resources in populated areas--thus shifting illegal traffic to more remote federal lands, where Border Patrol has placed fewer resources.
As Juan Ramon Garcia documents in Operation Wetback, migrants in the 1950s were already dying by the hundreds each year, attempting to bypass the Border Patrol.
Pending an ongoing investigation, the Border Patrol has suspended its use of military personnel.
The public misunderstands the Border Patrol in the same way Americans misunderstood the troops in Vietnam, Austin says.
Customs and Border Patrol to support their critical missions," said Steve Baldwin, President and CEO of Apptis.
The first event took place on January 26, 2018, when Border Patrol agents seized 122.
Acting Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Thomas Gears was patrolling west of Sells when he observed flames blocking the main entryway of a home.
Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Michael Scappechio (http://ktla.
He had been a Border Patrol agent since 2013 and was from El Paso, according to news reports.
Drivers within 100 miles of the border--what the American Civil Liberties Union calls the "Constitution-free zone," where special rules approved by the courts prevail--are frequently stopped at Border Patrol checkpoints where they risk searches and must assure officials of the legality of their presence in the country.
Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the Border Patrol was realigned under a new organization--the U.