Hipolito Acosta “served with the United States Navy and then began a distinguished career as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in Marfa, Texas. During the next 29 years he served in a variety of positions ranging from a criminal investigator in the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to Officer in Charge of the U.S. Department of Justice in domestic and foreign postings. As the District Director assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Hipolito Acosta was responsible for overseeing all law enforcement operations of the agency throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, a jurisdiction covering forty-two countries.
Most recently, Hipolito Acosta served as District Director of the Office of U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services under the Department of Homeland Security in Houston, Texas. During this time, Hipolito Acosta managed the reorganization of hundreds of employees of the legacy I&NS office into the new model established under the Department of Homeland Security. Hipolito Acosta is the author of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels.
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