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.
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.
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.