United States Border Patrol

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Border Patrol
The U.S. Border Patrol to me is very important to the United States of America and to me as well. Without the Border Patrol, America would be a goat standing in the middle of a wolf cage. The Border Patrol and their agents border the boundaries of America so we can be safe in our homes. People don’t realize how important any kind of law enforcement is, until the day that they need assistance comes. I don’t take our men and women who protect us Americans; it is something that not everyone can say that they have. I have no one in my family that has worked with the Border Patrol, and I want to be the first in my family to join the Border Patrol. I am from Del Rio Texas, a border town neighbors with Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol has had a major impact and a long history in Del Rio. In the Customs Border Patrol website, it informs that, “The Border Patrol Agents of the Del Rio Sector provide law enforcement that not only affects the quality of life of the people along the border but the entire U.S. The Border Patrol is a multi-task law enforcement body that has served Del Rio since July, 1 1924” (Border Security along Borders, web). The flow of illegal aliens across the Rio Grande River provides a challenge to the Border Patrol agents assigned to the area. The absence of man-made barricades to control the points of entry gives illegal aliens and smugglers of aliens and narcotics the passage of crossing virtually any place along the 210 miles of border with Mexico.
Few aliens remain in the Sector area. Local farmers and ranchers are not allowed to hire illegal aliens to fill for jobs available in the area, “Most illegal aliens are try to make their way to San Antonio or Houston, where construction workers are always need...

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To be honest, I cannot see the United States of America be where it is today if the Border Patrol did not exist. I cannot wait to become a Border Patrol agent, not only to make my country proud, but also my family.

Works Cited

“Basic Qualifications and Medical Requirements for Border Patrol Agents: U.S. Customs and
Border Protection.” cbp.gov. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.
“Border Patrol History: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” cbp.gov. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.
“Border Patrol Overview: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” cbp.gov. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.
“Border Security along Borders: U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” cbp.gov. Web. 21 Mar.
2014.
Jeffrey, Terence P. “Border Patrol Will Up Goal For Miles Of Border Secured.” Human Events
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“Overview: Homeland Security.” dhs.gov. Web. 21 Mar. 2014.

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