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FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF THE U.S. BORDER PATROL

NCJ Number
5101
Journal
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin Volume: 40 Issue: 2 Dated: (FEBRUARY 1971) Pages: 2-6 & 26-27
Author(s)
H C MOORE
Date Published
1971
Length
7 pages
Annotation
A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE JOBS PERFORMED BY THE U.S. BORDER PATROL FOCUSING ON THE URBAN AREA OF EL PASO, TEXAS.
Abstract
THE PRIMARY MISSION OF THE BORDER PATROL IS TO DETECT AND PREVENT THE ILLEGAL ENTRY AND SMUGGLING OF ALIENS INTO THE UNITED STATES BY LAND, SEA, OR AIR, TO SEEK OUT AND APPREHEND ALIEN SMUGGLERS, AND TO ENFORCE ALL OF THE CRIMINAL PROVISIONS OF THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAWS (TITLE 8 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE AND CERTAIN APPLICABLE PORTIONS OF TITLE 18). IN ADDITION TO THIS PRIMARY MISSION, ALL BORDER PATROL AGENTS ARE DESIGNATED AS CUSTOMS PATROL AGENTS AND FURNISH GENERAL ASSISTANCE TO THE CUSTOMS SERVICE IN PREVENTING THE ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF CONTRABAND AND IN ASSUMING SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL TRAFFIC IN NARCOTICS.