In their efforts to improve border security and communication with cities in the region, Border Patrol agents met up with a few city mayors from the valley.
One of the items was how the RGV Border Patrol Sector can start applying methods used in other sectors.
Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia says, “What’s taken place in the past with the other places besides the south Texas Sector has been very effective. Immigration is down like 72%. We are now the hotspot down in this area. So they’re basically telling us what they did in the other areas to curb, and that the plan is the same for this area.”
RGV Border Patrol Sector Chief Manuel Padilla informed the mayors about the improvements that will be done to the technology and infrastructure they’re already using to keep the border safe.
“Well, when we’re talking about technology and infrastructure, of course, technologies like different types of cameras. We have some aerostats that we already have deployed, so maybe building on some of that technology. Very conceptual, and when we’re talking about infrastructure, we’re talking about road infrastructure. To be able to have access to different areas where it is applicable… Having some fencing, and barriers as we already have and building up on that capability.”
Chief Padilla also added that he expects to have similar meetings in the future. Keep all cities in the RGV updated on the work that’s being done by Border Patrol.