In October, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) released two short videos to show how important its work is.
UPDATE:— Chief Raul Ortiz (@USBPChief) October 24, 2020
This is the 1st in a series of videos that reminds our Agents the risks they take every day to protect #America matter.
We will continue to be diligent & always vigilant in the pursuit of our mission.#BorderSecurity #HumanSmuggling #BorderPatrol pic.twitter.com/O41z7Aj28w
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NEW!!— Chief Raul Ortiz (@USBPChief) October 24, 2020
This is the 2nd in a series of videos that connects the dots between #drugs smuggled across the #border to every city, county & state throughout the country.
What happens along the border impacts every single citizen in the US.#opioids #borderpatrol #new pic.twitter.com/ORz1cgPYbA
These videos are fictionalizations—but they reflect reality.
On Thursday, CBP agents found two bags of Fentanyl pills hidden underneath a car seat. Those drugs weighed 1.3 pounds and were enough to kill 200,000 people. The day before, a CBP agent arrested Honduran Luis Padilla at a checkpoint in Texas. Mr. Padilla was in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a centralized database of criminals where any agency can see if anyone has information on a perp. Thanks to the NCIC and biometric verification done at the checkpoint, CBP learned that Mr. Padilla was wanted in Worcester, Massachusetts for raping a child.
People who work in immigration know that elections have consequences.
If the current network of tools and policies we have, which ended catch and release, are stopped - we won’t just have another illegal immigration crisis - we’ll have an invasion. pic.twitter.com/oDJneEkd23— CBP Mark Morgan (@CBPMarkMorgan) October 28, 2020