Border Patrol symbolThe U.S. Border Patrol: A topic none of us can dodge. Open the morning paper. Watch the evening news. The media have flooded the topic with stories and images that shape our attitudes and opinions.

Border patrol news is ubiquitous -- but have we heard from the very men and women who directly serve as agents for the U.S. Border Patrol?

You will have that opportunity at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, when a member of the Border Community Liaison team from the Casa Grande Border Patrol Station comes to PebbleCreek to give an inside look at the day-to-day operations of the station. He will describe the immigration process and the fencing and infrastructure currently in place. He'll also explain the various types of technology employed to detect and arrest violators and the humanitarian efforts made to ensure safety for the public, including rescue and medical assistance to anyone in need.

The Casa Grande Station has approximately 500 agents who patrol 44.2 linear border miles on the Tohono O’odham Nation, southwest of Tucson. Casa Grande agents also patrol and assist other law-enforcement agencies within the Casa Grande and Phoenix metropolitan areas, including the Office of Field Operations (Customs) and Air and Marine Office to regulate traffic at U.S. borders.

Tickets to all Monday Morning Lectures are $5 at the door of the Renaissance Theater.

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