FILE - In this Oct. 26th 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. A federal judge in San Diego who was taunted by Donald Trump during the presidential campaign has sided with the president on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 rejected arguments by the state of California and advocacy groups that the administration overreached by waiving laws requiring environmental and other reviews before construction could begin. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)

Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Operations Unaffected Despite Shut Down

On January 25th, President Donald Trump ended the longest government shut down after signing a continuing resolution that funded the government for three weeks while Congress and the Administration continue to negotiate a long-term agreement.

During the 35-day shutdown, Border Patrol operations continued as agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended nearly 17K illegal aliens, seized more than 15K pounds of marijuana and nearly 900 pounds of cocaine. Additionally, agents  located and took down 19 stash houses.

The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.

(This information is direct from the Department of Homeland Security. It has not been edited for content.)

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