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Congressional Staffers Visit CBP Texas Facilities

Release Date: 
August 6, 2010

Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection components in Del Rio, Texas this week hosted representatives of two U.S. congressmen, explaining details about border enforcement.

CBP officers discusses operations at Del Rio, Texas port of entry.

Port Director Mike Perez explains inspection procedures to congressional staffers during a recent visit to the Del Rio Port of Entry Tuesday.

John Stone, communications director, and Brendan Belair, staff assistant for U.S. Rep. John Carter; and Robert T. Boland, senior legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Brian P. Bilbray toured Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Headquarters, Del Rio port of entry and the international boundary on Lake Amistad.

The group met with Del Rio Sector command staff and were briefed on sector operations.

At the Del Rio Port of Entry, the staffers observed primary and secondary inspection procedures, and outbound inspections of vehicles headed into Mexico. They also were shown non-intrusive vehicle inspection technology, immigration processing, and commercial vehicle inspections.

Following a briefing by the Amistad Lake Task Force, the group took a boat tour of the lake, observing the international buoy-line and areas known for illegal crossings.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017