Border patrol jobs in Mission, Texas will place the Border Agent in a station at the entrance of the Anzalduas International Bridge. Commercial vehicles are not allowed over the three-mile-long bridge until 2015. It was opened at the end of 2009 and is in need of Customs and Border Protections (CBP) Officers, Border Patrol Agents, Agricultural Specialists, and Field Canine Units. Border patrol careers in Mission, Texas offer the agent all sorts of challenges, from keeping drugs and weapons out of the United States to detecting child traffickers and agriculture violations.
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The new crossing was built with money from a presidential permit, and efforts are currently under way to secure additional funding for more projects. The border crossing is located on the southern border of Mission, Texas, population 77,588 in 2011. Corpus Christi is the nearest medium-sized city 120 miles northeast. Last year among other successes, CBP Officers caught a man trying to smuggle a seven-month-old infant from El Salvador across the border in his vehicle. Because of their questioning techniques, the agents were able to determine the infant’s documents were forgeries. Agricultural Specialist Agents have also had recent successes in their border patrol jobs in Mission, Texas.
Agricultural Specialists in Mission, Texas
“Operation Christmas Punch” was conducted at this and two nearby border crossing stations over the Christmas and New Year holidays. In a joint operation between Agricultural Specialist Agents and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, agents were able to stop 2,000 prohibited plant and animal products as well as several invasive species pests from crossing the border. One of which, known as the Mexican fruit fly and found in a tangerine, could have been particularly harmful to Texas’ Rio Grande tangerine farmers.
To qualify for a career, job requirements in Mission, Texas include first meeting all the job requirements to be a CBP Officer. In addition to this, it is helpful if Agricultural Specialist Agents also have knowledge in biology, pest control, and agricultural theory. Depending on the circumstances training can also be provided. “Our CBP agriculture specialists are the front line in the fight against the introduction of harmful insects and diseases into the U.S.,” says Efrain Solis Jr., Port Director of the Anzalduas crossing.