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CBP Agents Detail Aspects of 'Operation Secure Line' at San Luis Port Of Entry

Fifty Border Patrol agents have arrived in San Luis in support of what is being called "Operation Secure Line". Agents from other sectors started the first day of their detail Monday morning.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Wednesday that military troops have installed one mile of concertina wire along the fence on both sides of the San Luis Port of Entry.

CBP officials gave details of the operation, which they say is a hardening of border security at ports of entry in the U.S. Southwest in advance of the possible arrival of the Central American caravan.

"In November alone, that means in the past 21 days, the Yuma sector has apprehended more than 2,900 illegal aliens," said Anthony Porvaznik, Chief Patrol Agent for the Yuma Sector. "These illegal aliens are not related to the migrant flow from Central America, commonly referred to as 'the caravan'.

CBP officials gave reporters a tour of the holding rooms for families, mostly women and children, as well as a medical area for treating individuals and the holding cells for people smuggling drugs or people across the border.

Officials say the top priority is getting normal pedestrian and vehicle traffic through the port as quickly as possible. Officers are processing asylum seekers as operations allow.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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