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Senator Tom Udall speaks to Border Patrol Academy graduates Wednesday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. (Tyler Green – Daily Press)

Senator stops in Artesia as part of swing through southeastern N.M.

By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer

Senator Tom Udall visited the region to honor Border Patrol Academy graduates, work on economic development and job growth, promote renewable energy development and open a U.S. Senate office in Carlsbad, the first in the region.

Udall was invited to attend the graduation ceremony of the 955th session of the Border Patrol Academy Wednesday, where he delivered a speech recognizing the importance of the agents’ jobs along the border while vowing to work hard in Washington to ensure they have the tools necessary to fulfill their jobs.

During the graduation ceremony, U.S. Border Patrol Academy Deputy Chief Patrol Agent Roberto Correa introduced Udall as the guest speaker stating, “as a border senator, he has advocated to provide the border patrol with the technology, infrastructure and the personnel necessary to do our jobs including securing funding for operating bases along the New Mexico border.”

During his speech, Udall recognized the graduates for their dedication to the county. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.