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U.S. Border Patrol’s Border Safety Initiative- Media Day

Release Date: 
April 19, 2016

What: Informational Media Event        

Who: Laredo Border Patrol Sector, Mario Martinez, Chief Patrol Agent

About: Laredo Sector will highlight The Border Safety Initiative (BSI), a humanitarian, bi-national strategy designed to reduce migrant deaths.  The U.S. Border Patrol strives to prevent deaths and increase rescues of illegal immigrants who fall prey to callous, unscrupulous human smugglers who place them in dangerous situations to fend for themselves. The deployment of specialized personnel, area-specific technology, and public awareness campaigns are among the efforts undertaken by the U.S. Border Patrol each year in order to prevent the unfortunate loss of life.
Specialized units will be on hand to include Border Patrol’s Border Search, Trauma and Rescue team (BORSTAR) and EMTs.  

Laredo Sector Border Patrol will also be providing statistical data and highlighting successes from fiscal year 2016.

When: 9:45 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2016

Where: Laredo Sector Border Patrol Headquarters, 207 W. Del Mar, Laredo, TX 78041

RSVP by emailing: sara.melendez@dhs.gov

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017