EL PASO, Texas – Agents and support staff of the El Paso Sector United States Border Patrol along with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation hosted its annual Christmas event in the Chihuahuita neighborhood at 417 Charles Road December 20. The El Paso Sector personnel and support staff donated gifts to approximately 100 children of the Chihuahuita community. Santa Claus and his Border Patrol elves arrived on horse back to meet the children and to pass out gifts to each child. It gives the men and women of the El Paso Sector great satisfaction in being able to participate in this type of event and to see the happiness it brings to the children.
The Chihuahuita neighborhood is located in one of the oldest communities not only in El Paso but the entire nation. The U.S. Border Patrol is honored to be able to participate in this event to celebrate the holiday season with our local community and especially the children. We would like to thank everyone in the community who came out and celebrated with us.
Since its creation, this annual event, now in its 24th year, shows the level of commitment that the U.S. Border Patrol has for the community and how it values the people of the El Paso area while doing so with Honor, Integrity, and Vigilance.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.