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David Aguilar, MA Biography

Chief of the Office of U.S. Border Patrol
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“A key element of the Border Patrol’s ongoing efforts to deter illegal entry was the implementation and expansion of Expedited Removal to all Border Patrol Sectors. It is a removal process, which requires the mandatory detention of select classes of illegal migrants who can be removed from the U. S. without recourse to an Immigration Hearing. This class includes aliens who are present in the U.S. without having been admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration officer at a designated POE, who are encountered by an immigration officer within 100 air miles of the U.S. border, and who are unable to establish their physical presence in the U.S. for the two-week period prior to the date of encounter.”

“Ask the White House,”, June 8, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief, Office of U.S. Border Patrol, 2004 – present
  • Border and Transportation Security Integrator, Arizona Border Control Initiative, 2004
  • President, Southern Arizona Federal Executive Association, 2004
  • Chief Patrol Agent, Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol, 1999 – 2004
  • Assistant Regional Director for Border Patrol in the Central Region, 1996 – 1999
  • Patrol Agent in Charge, Brownsville Station, 1995 – 1996
  • Patrol Agent in Charge, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station, 1992 – 1995
  • Patrol Agent in Charge, Dallas Border Patrol Station, 1988 – 1992
  • First Line Supervisor and Assistant Patrol Agent in Charge, Laredo Border Patrol Station, 1978 – 1988
  • Awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Group Achievement, Dallas Border Patrol Station, and Brownsville Border Patrol Stations
  • MA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1999
  • BA, Government, Laredo State University & University of Texas at Arlington
  • AS, Accounting
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