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January 11, 2019

U.S. Border Patrol Museum shows how once-obscure agency evolved since 1924

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
Associated Press

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The U.S. Border Patrol Museum in El Paso, Texas, traces the agency’s formation in 1924 to fight Chinese immigration and Prohibition, up to its role today amid massive migration and cartel drug smuggling.

EL PASO, Texas — A museum dedicated to the history of the U.S. Border Patrol seeks to give a complex view of a once unknown agency that rose from obscurity to become one of the nation's most powerful arms of law enforcement.


 
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