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First native El Pasoan formally sworn in as U.S. CBP Port Director

EL PASO, Texas -- The first native El Pasoan to serve as Port Director in U.S. Customs and Border Protection History has assumed command of the El Paso Port of Entry.

Port Director Ray Provencio was formally sworn in Tuesday morning at a CBP change of command ceremony.

“I am honored and humbled to be the Port Director of El Paso and look forward to leading the men and women of CBP assigned to this facility.  The port of El Paso is vitally important to the overall economic security of El Paso and the region,” said Ray Provencio, CBP El Paso port director. “I will strive to make certain that CBP remains a positive contributor to our community, and I pledge to expand our working relationship with stakeholders while protecting the community, public and country from those that wish them harm.”

Port Director Provencio attended UTEP and is a 2010 graduate of the CBP Command Leadership Academy, a 2018 graduate of the CBP Leadership Institute and a career member of the Senior Executive Service. He is married and has three children.

As Port Director, Mr. Provencio will direct operations and enforcement activities at the Bridge of the Americas, Paso Del Norte crossing, the Stanton Street SENTRI lanes, two rail crossings, and operations at the El Paso International Airport. He will also oversee CBP employees at these locations, including CBP officers, Agriculture Specialists, Canine Enforcement Officers, support personnel and others.

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