LAREDO, Texas – With a welcome back and a high-five, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Program welcomed students back to school at area elementary schools at United Independent School District.
Agents were at the entrances of Francisco Farias Elementary and Colonel Santos Benavides Elementary to meet and greet the students as they arrived to campus on August 14 and 16 to initiate the Laredo Sector High Five Program. The students were surprised and enthusiastic in meeting the agents along with being able to see Ringo, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol canine mascot.
The agents also took the opportunity to encourage the kids to do well in school, to be good citizens, and have an incredible school year.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol is involved with activities and programs at the schools to build a strong relationship while creating a friendly and positive atmosphere. “We want to wish every student an incredible school year,” said Felix Chavez, Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.