"The National Border Patrol Strategy has an ambitious goal: operational control of our nations border, and particularly our borders with Mexico and Canada. This is a goal vital to our national security. The new National Strategy embraces and builds upon many elements of Operations Gatekeeper and Hold the Line; however, it goes beyond the deterrence strategy embodied in those operations and it is more than a strategy just for the southwest border. The Border Patrols new Strategy consists of six core elements: (1) securing the right combination of personnel, technology and infrastructure; (2) improving mobility and rapid deployment to quickly counter and interdict based on shifts in smuggling routes and tactical intelligence; (3) deploying defense-in-depth that makes full use of interior checkpoints and enforcement operations calculated to deny successful migration; (4) coordinating and partnering with other law enforcement agencies to achieve our goals; (5) improving border awareness and intelligence; and (6) strengthening the Headquarters command structure. Achieving the new Border Patrol Strategy requires having the right combination of highly trained and well-equipped Border Patrol agents, integrated detection and sensor technology and air and marine assets, and strategically placed tactical infrastructure."
|Publisher:||U.S. Customs and Border Protection|
|Retrieved From:||U.S. Customs and Border Protection: http://www.customs.gov/|