MCALLEN, Texas – Today, the Rio Grande Valley Border Community Liaison (BCL) Team hosted the Youth Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (YALL), 4-H students who focus on agricultural development and leadership. The group of students takes advantage of the summer months to visit and tour dairies, feed lots, grain mills, universities, and crop farms.
The purpose of the visit to the RGV Sector was to gain a better understanding of the challenges Border Patrol agents, farmers, and ranchers encounter along the border. Several of the students inquired about the relationship Border Patrol Agents have with landowners and stakeholders in the border area. As future ranchers and farmers, they learned the importance of maintaining a good working relationship with the community, stakeholders, and law enforcement.
While visiting the RGV Sector the group also received a presentation by the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Recruitment and the Missing Migrant Program. The BCL team then provided a short tour of the McAllen Station’s area of responsibility where the group received demonstrations by agents assigned to the Horse Patrol Unit, K-9 Unit, and Emergency Medical Technician team.
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.