SAN DIEGO—Arturo Payan knew he wanted to go into law enforcement from a young age.
But he feared his father, an immigrant from Mexico who first came to the United States illegally, wouldn’t approve of his career.
“When I got into the Border Patrol, I thought my dad would be a little bit disappointed,” Payan, 63, told The Daily Signal.
Now retired, Payan tells the story of working along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego for nearly 25 years. Watch the video to hear his experience, and how he responded to those who criticized him for “arresting your own kind.”
This Daily Signal article was republished with permission.