ARTESIA, New Mexico —the U.S. Border Patrol Academy held Session 1080’s graduation ceremony Dec. 19.
This graduating class of new agents will be charged with protecting our nation’s borders from Yuma Sector to the Rio Grande Valley Sector. As witnessed by over 100 visitors and guests, Session 1080’s hard work over the last several months finally paid off when they received their new badges and were sworn into office.
The graduation included an award ceremony and guest speaker, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol, Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. who spoke about how important the Border Patrol’s Core Values are to the organization.
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.