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U.S. Border Patrol Set to Expand the R.E.A.L. Mission

Release Date: 
May 24, 2011

Edinburg, Texas - The U.S. Border Patrol along with Pharr Municipal Court Judge Rudy Martinez, Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Pharr Police Department and various community organizations will team up to begin the second Rewarding Education, Attitude and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) class on May 31.The first class consisted of nine Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District students that successfully completed the program.

The R.E.A.L. Mission was implemented in the RGV to address at-risk youths and finding alternatives for the students, in lieu of being expelled, transferred or fined.

The second class will incorporate students from both ECISD and the Pharr San Juan Alamo school district. Thanks to Pharr Municipal Judge Rudy Martinez and Pct. #4 Justice of the Peace Homer Jasso, Sr., these students will participate in the five week program that will allow them to focus on community service, life skills, job opportunities, and consequences of making bad choices in their lives.

"The first R.E.A.L. Mission class was a success," said Chief Patrol Agent Rosendo Hinojosa. "These young students must realize that there are consequences to their bad choices, and this program sheds light on those consequences. The program also reinforces the concept that if they make good choices, such as attend school and do well, there is a lifetime of opportunities waiting for them."

If you have any questions, please contact the RGV-Sector Border Patrol Office of Public Affairs at (956) 289-5976.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021