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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

City of Laredo Selects Border Patrol Agent Joshua Guell as Veteran of the Month

Release Date: 
June 21, 2018

Laredo, Texas – On June 18, the City of Laredo recognized Border Patrol Agent (BPA) Joshua Guell as Veteran of the Month.

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Border Patrol agent Joshua Guell

During a city council meeting, the City of Laredo presented BPA Guell with the Veteran of the Month award. 

BPA Joshua Guell proudly served nine years, five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the elite U.S. Army Rangers before joining the U.S. Border Patrol.  Agent Guell has 11 years of service with the Border Patrol and has firsthand knowledge the hardships returning veterans experience after deployment.  In March of 2017, Agent Guell assisted in the creation of the Veterans Support Program to assist veterans employed by the U.S. Border Patrol.  The program, since initiation has contributed to over 1,500 veteran-related issues; assisting agents on and off-duty. 

“The U.S. Border Patrol values the experience and commitment veterans bring to the job.  Agent Guell is not just a great agent, but a veteran that deserves the honor given to him by the City of Laredo,” said Acting Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Anthony S. Good.

The Laredo Sector Border Patrol has 470 veterans currently working within the Laredo Sector. Overall, 30 percent of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection workforce is comprised of veterans and due to concentrated recruiting efforts that percentage is expected to increase.

Last modified: 
June 22, 2018