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Border Patrol graduates 1,000th class

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By ROB LARSON
Daily Press Staff Writer
Forty-two members of the 1,000th session of the U.S. Border Patrol Academy officially graduated Thursday at the Artesia High School Auditorium and joined the elite group of individuals protecting the country’s borders.
Marking the great significance of the occasion, law enforcement dignitaries such as Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, David V. Aguilar, the Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Michael J. Fisher, the Chief of U.S. Border Patrol, and Robert Paulson, the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, were all in attendance. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
“We wanted to get here because of the significance of this class and the significance of the Border Patrol to our overall homeland security efforts,” Napolitano said during her address. “It is a team with tremendous history and pride, and I know that each of you will make contributions in your own way to the proud legacy of the Border Patrol.”
Napolitano also boasted in regards to the improvements the U.S. Border Patrol has made in the past several years, stating that it is “the best Border Patrol in the world.”

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