As chief patrol agent of the El Paso Sector, Gloria Chavez leads all Border Patrol enforcement operations along 264 border miles with Mexico that cover West Texas and southern New Mexico. She has management oversight of 11 stations, six permanent immigration checkpoints and three Forward Operating Bases encompassing approximately 125,500 square miles. On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, she will give a talk on “Securing America’s Border in Theory and Practice” at the Bush School’s Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
The event is part of The Other Side of the Border: Ties That Bind and Issues That Divide speaker series organized by Bush School Assistant Professor Aileen Teague. The series invites practitioners and policymakers working on the Border and in Mexico and Latin America to share their expertise and experiences. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m., with Chief Chavez speaking at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the public, but reservations are requested by Tuesday, March 8.
“The U.S. Border Patrol is at the forefront of U.S. immigration and national security issues today. What we see in the media does not always reflect the realities of border security. We are incredibly lucky to be able to learn from Chief Chavez about the challenging work of her organization,” stated Teague.
The program is sponsored by the Border & Migration Program of the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, as well as the Carlos H. Cantu Hispanic Education and Opportunity Endowment. For registration or additional information, visit the Mosbacher Institute’s website at bush.tamu.edu/mosbacher.