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Every Arrest Matters

In October, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) released two short videos to show how important its work is.

These videos are fictionalizations — but they reflect reality.

On Thursday, CBP agents found two bags of Fentanyl pills hidden underneath a car seat. Those drugs weighed 1.3 pounds and were enough to kill 200,000 people.  The day before, a CBP agent arrested Honduran Luis Padilla at a checkpoint in Texas. Mr. Padilla was in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a centralized database of criminals where any agency can see if anyone has information on a perp. Thanks to the NCIC and biometric verification done at the checkpoint, CBP learned that Mr. Padilla was wanted in Worcester, Massachusetts for raping a child.

People who work in immigration know that elections have consequences.