Laredo, Texas - The United States Border Patrol has a proud history of 87 years of service to our nation. Earlier today, Mayor Raul Salinas declared May 28, 2011; as "Border Patrol Day" in Laredo, TX. The Border Patrol is celebrating 87 years of proud heritage and unwavering service.
Mayor Raul Salinas read the proclamation at City Hall Chambers where Laredo Sector Border Patrol Chief Robert L. Harris and Deputy Chief John C. Esquivel along with members of the Laredo Sector Staff attended the reading.
During the ceremony, Mayor Salinas and Chief Harris asked all present for a moment of silence to honor the brave 113 men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting this great nation.
On May 28, 1924, U.S. Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924, officially establishing the United States Border Patrol.
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.