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How does OAM differ from the U.S. Border Patrol?

How does OAM differ from the U.S. Border Patrol?

Like OAM, the U.S. Border Patrol is an operational component of CBP. The U.S. Border Patrol is responsible for securing the U.S. land and riverine borders between the ports of entry. OAM operates under the tactical control of Border Patrol along the land and riverine borders, providing day and night air and marine support to Border Patrol agents.