Official website of the Department of Homeland Security
Who We Are
Learn About CBP
Preserving Cultural Resources
Congressional Office FAQs
CBP Snapshot of Operations
A Typical Day at CBP
Vision and Strategy 2025
Performance, Accountability and Financial Reports
Media & Public
Stats and Summaries
Trusted Traveler Programs
Basic Import and Export
Importing a Car
Exporting a Car
Getting Started with ACE
Upcoming ACE Outreach
Key Trade Issues
Priority Trade Issues
Rulings & Legal Decisions
Federal Register Notices
Customs Bulletin and Decisions
Informed Compliance Publications
Along US Borders
Border Patrol History
Border Patrol Sectors
At Ports of Entry
From the Air and Sea
Domestic General Aviation
Aircraft and Marine vessels
Customs Mutual Agreements
World Customs Organization
Which Career is Right for You?
Agriculture Specialist (AGS)
Air and Marine Agent
Border Patrol Agent (BPA)
CBP Officer (CBPO)
Careers for Women
Prepare to Apply
FAQs about Applying
Hiring Persons with Disabilities
Retired Annuitant Jobs
Students and Recent Grads
Border Patrol Inspector concealed in brush prepared to apprehend illegal Mexican entrants on trail leading from river crossing near Del Rio, Texas, March 12, 1956.
Patrol Inspector Albert Blakeway at U.S. Border Patrol horse patrol camp located near Indio, Texas - 1942.
Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station - 1949.
Border Patrol Inspector following sign leading to hiding place of illegal Mexican entants shortly after they had effected illegal entry into the United States by wading the Rio Grande River near Del Rio, Texas, March 12, 1956.
Ground crews working with Del Rio Sector aircraft in search for illegal immigrants in early 1960s.
Del Rio Border Patrol Inspectors gathered near vehicles in 1925. Patrol Inspectors include (left to right) F.L. Centilli, Tom Hulsey, D.F. Kight, Homer E. Watkins, Loy C. Henry, Wesley Stiles, and Quincy Binum. Standing near vehicles is Patrol Inspector Paul White.
Traffic Check Highway 277 north of Del Rio in late 1950s.
Linewatch duty along the Rio Grande River near Del Rio, Texas, in mid-1960s.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower greeting (left to right) Chief Border Patrol Inspector Edwin Dorn, Border Patrol Special Detail Officer Glenn L. Weatherman, and Texas Department of Public Safety Major Spiers on his visit to Del Rio, Texas, Oct. 24, 1960.
Patrol Inspector Albert Blakeway on horse patrol of border near Indio, Texas - 1942.
Group photograph of Del Rio Sector officers taken in front of Del Rio Sector Headquarters - 1950.
Del Rio Border Patrol Inspectors on road block near Del Rio, Texas in 1925. Patrol Inspectors include (left to right) Home E. Watkins, D.L. Kight, Loy C. Henry, Wesley Stiles, and F.L. Centilli.
Border Patrol Inspector observing sign of possible illegal border crossers encountered while on Jeep patrol duty near Del Rio, Texas - March 9, 1956.
Aerial view of Del Rio Sector Headquarters located at 201 East 2nd Street, Del Rio, Texas - 1946.
Patrol Inspectors gathered near Del Rio, Texas in 1925. Inspectors include (left to right) Homer E. Watkins, F. L. Centilli, Tom Hulsey, Wesley Stiles, D.L. Kight, Loy C. Henry, and Quincy Binum. On the hill is Patrol Inspector Paul White.
Traffic Check on Highway 277 north of Del Rio in late 1950s. [1955 plate on car]
High lookout point overlooking the Rio Grande River, June 29, 1961. [Location is still used to overlook Rio Grande River.]
Border Patrol Officers guarding President Dwight D. Eisenhower's route of travel at Border Patrol Sector Headquarters in Del Rio Texas, Oct. 24, 1960.