Raul L. Ortiz
Raul L. Ortiz

Del Rio – The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is pleased to announce the appointment of current Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz as Deputy Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.

“I cannot tell you how honored I am to have been selected for such an important post in the U.S. Border Patrol at a critical time in our agency’s history,” said Del Rio Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “This position allows me the ability to share a frontline operator’s border security perspective with the Administration, Congress, and our many homeland security stakeholders. But more importantly, it gives me an opportunity to directly support the Sector for their hard work and sacrifices throughout the past year. I know the sector will continue to be successful in meeting its national security mission. It has also been a pleasure to work with the different communities and law enforcement partners within Del Rio Sector. Your support and assistance is essential to fulfilling the Border Patrol mission.”

Chief Ortiz will start his new assignment in Washington DC in the next few weeks. He was in the audience and was introduced by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, February 4th, during the president’s State of the Union Speech.

Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Doyle Amidon will serve as the Acting Chief Patrol Agent of Del Rio Sector in his absence.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.