Conexión Del Rio / CBP Public Affairs, Yolanda Choates, contributor

 DEL RIO — The U.S. Border Patrol’s Del Rio Sector is benefiting from National Guard deployment as part of Operation Guardian Support.

“This week National Guard personnel began working at various locations throughout Del Rio Sector,” said Felix Chavez, Chief Patrol Agent, Del Rio Sector. “Operation Guardian Support has allowed National Guard personnel to fill support roles, allowing us to focus our law enforcement efforts on securing the border against threats -- drugs, weapons, illegal aliens and possible terrorists.”   

National Guard personnel are assigned to various stations throughout the sector. They serve in support roles, such as administration and training, allowing more Border Patrol agents to return to their primary law enforcement duties. National Guard personnel deployed for Operation Guardian Support are not be armed and do not engage in enforcement operations in the field.