Border Patrol Academy – Artesia, NM

2nd Place Multiple: Matt McClain, Washington Post—Immigration continued to be one of the biggest political issues in the United States. In the midst of President Trump’s desire for a border wall, new recruits to the U.S. Border Patrol go through a six-month program. Many will eventually be stationed along the southern border that is at the epicenter of the debate.

Erin Herrgott, 20, of Oxford, MI, center, is talked to by instructor, Howard Parsons after arriving with other new trainees at the United States Border Patrol Academy on Wednesday August 29, 2018 in Artesia, NM. The academy is on the grounds of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

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