U.S. Customs And Border Protection Secures Tex-Mex Border From Land, Air and Sea

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Vehicle commander P.J. Welch from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine... News PhotoClose To,Government,Gulf Coast States,Gulf of Mexico,Horizontal,Mode of Transport,Officer,Pilot,Politics,Texas,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPORT ISABEL, TX - APRIL 12: Vehicle commander P.J. Welch from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine (OAM) pilots a Midnight Express interceptor into the Gulf of Mexico on April 12, 2013 near Port Isabel, Texas. The marine unit patrols coastline waters near the U.S.-Mexico border searching for drug smugglers as well as illegal immigrants, which come across from Mexico near the mouth of the Rio Grande River. The Midnight Express interceptor is a 39 foot 900 horsepower craft capable of chasing smugglers down at 55 knots (63 mph). OAM units also push back illegal fishing boats out of U.S. waters. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)