ZAPATA, TEXAS – On February 10, 2017, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station spent some time helping the youth in Zapata, Texas. Border Patrol agents assisted Zapata High School students with a program called The Coffee Time Coffee Shop. This program is geared towards having special needs students interact and learn from other students at the local school coffee shop. The proceeds from their sales are used for their end of the year school trip. Border Patrol agents from the station donated a coffee maker and spent some time with the students from the program.
On February 11, 2017, Zapata Border Patrol agents also assisted the local Girl Scout Troop with their first aid course. Border Patrol agents who are certified as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) assisted the Girl Scout Troop with instruction and lesson on first aid techniques. The Girl Scouts earned their First Aid Badge from this course.
“Our Border Patrol agents take pride in volunteering and assisting the community in which they protect and serve,” said Charles E. Arsuaga, Patrol Agent in Charge, Zapata Station.
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.