LAREDO, TEXAS—Today, the U.S. Border Patrol celebrates 89 years of proud history and unwavering service.
Back on May 28, 1924, Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924, officially establishing the U.S. Border Patrol. On that very same day, Laredo Sector began operating and set up their headquarters at the home of Mortimar Hanson, Laredo's first chief inspector. Two years ago, Mayor Raul Salinas signed a proclamation declaring May 28, as "Border Patrol Day" in Laredo, Texas.
The Laredo Sector Border Patrol would like to thank the community for their support during the past 89 years.
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.