Rio Grande Valley Sector Hosts UTRGV Immigration Law Class

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Community Liaison (BCL) Team met with several students from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to provide a briefing of the Border Patrol mission and importance to national security.

Earlier today, BCL agents invited a class of over 40 UTRGV college students who have expressed interest in studying immigration law to the RGV Sector Headquarters for a first-hand presentation on Border Patrol operations.

The students received an operational brief from Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla, Jr. on issues agents face along the Southwest border, and the challenges unique to the RGV Sector. The presentation included a brief on the specialty units in the Special Operations Detachment and the application process for any students who are interested in pursuing a career as a Border Patrol Agent.  The class concluded with a demonstration by the RGV Horse Patrol Unit.

“The Border Patrol will continue to demonstrate the operational achievements and challenges, which are essential to fostering support from community partners and stakeholders,” said Special Operations Supervisor Victor Cardenas.


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