SECURE THE LINE. PROTECT THE NATION.

A message to the men and women at the southwest border protecting the nation; specifically at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near San Diego, Calif. Many of you missed Thanksgiving. Many will miss the holidays too. What you won’t miss is the opportunity to keep all of us safe and for that, we thank you and are humbled by your selflessness.

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Dozens of migrants were arrested rushing the border earlier in the week. (Wendy Fry Twitter)

Mobile Field Forces like the one assembled in response to the group of migrants approaching the border are built upon more than merely great skill, experience, and expertise. They are built upon devotion, sacrifice and patriotism. That is what makes America, the nation we love, so amazing.

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(U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Ysidro)

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Southern U.S. border. Tijuana, Mexico is on the right. San Diego on the left. (Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde)

We are the people, but you are THE NATION. Stand strong and SECURE THE LINE. When this is all over and the border is secure, return home to a heroes welcome because we are appreciative of what you do. Back up is on the way!

– Louie G., 18 year law enforcement veteran