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Border Patrol is very important in today’s society. 1904 was the earliest U.S. Immigration was mounted and patrolling the boarders. They were not always considered an important part of society. At this point in time they did not always need border patrol. In fact when efforts were made by U.S. Immigration was rough and available when the resources were made available. In 1915, Congress passed a proposition for mounted guards at the boarders. However, these mounted guards were not actually put in place as border patrol until 1924. Then in 1927 to 1928 the man power behind border patrol expanded to 450 officers and supplied hay and oats for horses and an annual salary. Then in 1928 the border patrol finally had matching uniforms. (CBP, 2010)
We have border patrol set in place to help eliminate smuggling of drugs, weapons, and even people in and out of the United States. Border patrol is also to help avoid and get rid of all terrorist entry into the United States. The officers also look for illegal weapons, mass shipments of weapons, and weapons off mass destruction.
“In an effort to bring a level of control to the border, Operation "Hold the Line" was established in 1993 in El Paso, and proved an immediate success. Agents and technology were concentrated in specific areas, providing a "show of force" to potential illegal border crossers. The drastic reduction in apprehensions prompted the Border Patrol to undertake a full-scale effort in San Diego, California, which accounted for more than half of illegal entries. Operation "Gatekeeper" was implemented in 1994, and reduced illegal entries in San Diego by more than 75% over the next few years. A defined national strategic plan was introduced alongside Operation Gatekeeper and set out a plan of action for the Border Patrol into the future. With illegal entries at a more manageable level, the Patrol was able to…...

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