David V. Aguilar was appointed the Deputy Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on April 4, 2010. As the nation's highest ranking Border Patrol agent, Chief Aguilar directed the enforcement efforts of more than 18,000 Border Patrol Agents nationwide. As of January 1st, Aguilar has served as Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection upon the expiration of Commissioner Alan Bersin's recess appointment. In this position, he oversees more than 43,000 Federal Agents and Officers.
Chief Aguilar supports "comprehensive immigration reform" but has told his membership that he does not support "amnesty" or "legalization."
We are indeed aware of criminal organizations that wear military-style uniforms, use military-style equipment and weapons and employ military-style vehicles and tactics while conducting illegal activity in border areas.