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New Yuma Sector Border Patrol Chief Announced

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Chris Clem, Yuma Sector Chief Patrol Agent

The Yuma Sector Border Patrol has a new leader.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials announced Chris Clem was recently named the Yuma Sector’s Chief Patrol Agent.  He brings 25 years of Border Patrol experience with him, having begun his career as an agent in the El Paso Sector in Texas in 1995.

Clem has been assigned to Border Patrol stations in Lordsburg, New Mexico; Casa Grande, Arizona and several locations across the southern Texas border. In addition, he has worked at the U.S Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Clem comes to Yuma from his previous position as acting chief patrol agent for Big Bend Sector. He replaces Anthony Porvaznik, who recently retired after five and a half years in the position.

The Yuma Sector encompasses 126 miles of international border with Mexico with an area of responsibility covering 181,000 square miles. There are three stations – Yuma, Wellton and Blythe – and three checkpoints, which are covered by more than 700 Border Patrol agents.

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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