EL PASO, TX—U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced acting Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello will visit El Paso and Juarez on October 19 and 20, 2017 to promote cross-border relations with Mexico.
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Deputy Commissioner Ron Vitiello and Mexican Policia Federal Commissioner Manelich Castilla will welcome the El Paso community to an invitation only concert delivered by the Policia Federal Orchestra and Mariachi Band at the Chamizal National Memorial.
Before the musical festivities begin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will have personnel available to talk to community members about CBP and will have information booths available that will include Air and Marine Operations including a helicopter onsite, the Explorer Program for young adults interested in careers in law enforcement, a canine and horse patrol unit, CBP’s elite BORTAC and BORSTAR special operations division, and CBP recruiters to answer questions about CBP careers. Experts will also be on site to discuss the Missing Migrant Initiative launched to help families locate loved ones who are missing.
That same night, Mexican Policia Federal and CBP will join forces on a soccer team to play against the professional futbol team – Ciudad Juarez Bravos – at the Southwest University Stadium.
This is the fourth in a series of cross-border events where Policia Federal and CBP leadership have come together to highlight the close partnership the two countries have in support of security on both sides of the border. Prior events occurred in San Diego and Tijuana, Tucson and Nogales Sonora, and McAllen and Reynosa.
The U.S. and Mexico share much more than a shared border. The economies and security of the two communities are deeply intertwined. Both countries work closely together to address mutual security and economic interests locally, nationally, and globally.
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.