EDINBURG, Texas – On January 25th, President Donald Trump ended the longest government shut down after signing a continuing resolution that funded the government for three weeks while Congress and the Administration continue to negotiate a long-term agreement.
During the 35-day shutdown, Border Patrol operations continued as agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended nearly 17K illegal aliens, seized more than 15K pounds of marijuana and nearly 900 pounds of cocaine. Additionally, agents located and took down 19 stash houses.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.