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  • BORDER PATROL EXAM

    STUDY GUIDE

    INTERNET TRAINING PRODUCTS, INC.

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    THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THE BORDER PATROL STUDY GUIDE. INTERNET TRAINING PRODUCTS, INC. HAS PUT TOGETHER A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY GUIDE THAT WILL ASSIST YOU IN PASSING THE BORDER PATROL EXAM. ALTHOUGH THIS GUIDE FEATURES HELPFUL TIPS ON PREPARING FOR THE EXAM, SAMPLE TESTS, AND REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A BORDER PATROL AGENT; FINAL TEST SCORES AND SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TEST TAKER.

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    ABOUT THE BORDER PATROL EXAM 
 It’s important that you prepare thoroughly for this exam. It is not an easy one to pass.

    Don’t believe us?

    Ask the 60-70% who DON’T pass.

    Many of the applicants assume that the exam is easy, the answers self-explanatory; thus spending time focusing on other priorities. Those who do so, don't fair well at all, in fact most have wasted their time. Brushing up on your critical thinking and language skills is necessary, and knowing how to recover from the answers you don't know is a must.

    So how do you study for the Border Patrol Exam?

    • Create a study plan for yourself • Read the study material and really understand what

    you are reading. • Take a sample test at least once a day. • Practice basic Spanish language skills either online or

    audio. • Study the Types of questions ask on the test just not

    the actual questions.

    Maybe the most important thing you can do to get control of yourself and get ready for the Border Patrol exam is to make a study plan. Too many people fail to prepare simply because they fail to plan. Spending hours on the day before the exam pouring over sample test questions not only raises your level of test anxiety, it also is simply no substitute for careful preparation and practice. Don’t fall into the cram trap. Take control of your preparation time by mapping out a study schedule. Even more important than making a plan is making a commitment. You can’t improve your comprehension and language skills in one night. You

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    have to set aside some time every day for study and practice. Try for at least 20 minutes a day. Twenty minutes daily will do you much more good than two hours on Saturday. Don’t put off your study until the day before the exam. Start now. A few minutes a day, with half an hour or more on weekends, can make a big difference in your Border Patrol exam score.

    When it comes down to effectively preparing for the Border Patrol exam, the above mentioned items are only the tip of the iceberg. Understanding the intentions of the questions is the best way to earn a top score.

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    What you will find in this guide… How to become a Border Patrol Agent What is the Department of Homeland Security How to Prepare for the Border Patrol Exam Section One: The Logical Reasoning Test Sample Questions One: Logical Reasoning Section Two: The Spanish Proficiency Test Sample Questions Two: Spanish Section Three: The ALT (The Artificial Language Test) Sample Questions Three: Artificial Language Practice Exam 1 Practice Exam 2

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    HOW TO BECOME A BORDER PATROL

    AGENT

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    What you will learn in this section:

    1. Brief History of the Border Patrol 2. What is the job description of a Border

    Patrol Agent? 3. What are the Pay and Benefits? 4. What are the requirements of becoming

    a Border Patrol Agent? 5. What type of Qualifications do you need

    to have? 6. Conditions once you are employed. 7. Where you need to move or be located

    in order to be a Border Patrol Agent 8. What type of person do you need to be

    to be a good Border Patrol Agent? 9. What type of work will you be doing for

    the Border Patrol? 10. How to Apply 11. After you Apply 12. Tests, Exams you need to pass 13. The Border Patrol Academy 14. The Probation Period 15. Post-Academy Training

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    The Border Patrol: A History Lesson

    Before there was the Border Patrol Agent there were the Mounted Guards. Way back in 1904 guards on horses would patrol the borders out of El Paso, Texas and as far west as California to prevent illegal Chinese immigrants from entering the country. It’s crazy to think that these Mounted Guards were only 75 men strong and now the California Border Patrol (CBP) has nearly 30,000 agents both men and women. Flash Forward to 1915. Now Congress decides to beef up their border protection. They now organize another group of agents called the Mounted Guards whom they refer to as The Mounted Inspectors. In addition to their trusty horses, they also patrolled the borders in cars and on boats. These inspectors sole position was to pursue Chinese Immigrants, however they did have the authority to arrest others who were crossing the border illegally. They were immigration inspectors who were stationed in cars which they used a immigration stations. It was 1915 remember? Having to stay at your “station” made it difficult for the Inspectors to patrol a large area. Occasionally the U.S. military troops and Texas Rangers would step in a help patrol the borders when they weren’t tending to more pressing military duties.

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    Two Years Later 1917 There was a surge in immigrants illegally crossing the border due to the imposed higher head tax and literacy requirement. It was soon discovered that the inspection stations were not effective and there needed to be more agents patrolling the borders before and beyond the stations.

    Flash Forward to 1924 On May 28, 1924 it was official! Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act which led to the establishment of the U.S. Border Patrol. This would allow borders to be protected between inspection stations. A year later over 2,000 miles of seacoast were included. Cut to 1932 Now there were two directors appointed to the Border Patrol. One who oversaw the agents out of El Paso, Texas who patrolled the Mexican Border and the other director stationed out of Detroit who managed the agents patrolling the Canadian Border. Due to the Eighteenth Amendment which prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, borders were flooded with illegal smuggling of liquor and immigrants along with it.

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    In
the
early
years
of
the
Border
Patrol
officers
had
to
supply
 their
own
horse
and
saddle.
The
Government
furnished
each
 officer
with
a
badge
and
revolver,
oats
and
hay
for
the
horses
 and
an
annual
salary
of
$1,680.
There
were
no
uniforms
until


    1928.

 


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    The First Border Patrol Academy opened in 1934. It was deemed a training school at Camp Chigas in El Paso, Texas. There were just 34 trainees in the class which trained in marksmanship and horsemanship. In 1935 the Border Patrol added motorized vehicles equipped with radios, but still used horses for patrol as they were quieter and were better adapted to the rugged terrain. Flash Forward to 1952 1952 was the first year that border patrol agents could arrest immigrants for traveling within the country. 1960 John F. Kennedy was President and ordered Border Patrol Agents to board domestic airplanes to prevent hijacking which was relevant during this time. Also in the Mexico and Florida borders saw more drug smuggling into the United States. In 2003 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed in response to the events of September 11. The U.S. Border Patrol was now under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of DHS. Today the Border Patrol Agent has an important job in not only protecting U.S. Borders, but to prevent against terrorists attacks and having strong relationships with neighboring countries in order to partner with them to increase border safety and uphold law enforcement standards.

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    What is the job of a Border Patrol Agent? Today the first focus of the Border Patrol is to prevent terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States. The Border Patrol patrols all U.S. borders from co