The Border Patrol topic provides current news and information about ongoing border protection issues and challenges. The Border Patrol, along with hundreds of local agencies under whose jurisdiction that border falls, are responsible for protecting 8,000 miles of U.S. border, not including many thousands of miles of shoreline.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Sigifredo Gonzalez Jr., a Sheriff in Zapata County, TX, to discuss threats that are very prevalent at the U.S. and Mexico border. There are threats that they deal with on a daily basis that people who do not live close to the border have trouble understanding. Officers have learned that threats can come at a moments notice, and they must stay alert.