The National Border Patrol Council would like to commend Customs and Border Protection for approving two Resident Agent positions in the Del Rio Sector. These agents will be stationed in Abilene, Texas. These positions will improve border security by reducing response times, increasing Border Patrol presence, and developing strategic partnerships with law enforcement and other community groups.
The Resident Agent Program places Border Patrol agents in strategic locations that do not currently have a strong Border Patrol presence. These positions expand operational coverage and reduce response times to these previously unsupported areas. Resident Agents help establish operational control of the border in accordance with the National Border Patrol Strategy. Resident Agents will be tasked with improving overall border security, by developing strategic and community partnerships to improve situational awareness in the Del Rio Sector.
This investment in people will keep our nation safer and more secure by stopping dangerous drugs, criminals, and illegal immigrants from flooding our communities. We commend CBP leadership in the Del Rio Sector for recognizing a problem and developing a solution. This program is a win-win for the Agency, agents, and the overall community. We encourage the Agency to continue to work with us to develop a strategy that secures our borders and improves the overall morale of the men and women responsible for protecting our borders.