September 13, 2021
VICTOR AVILAU.S. SPECIAL AGENT, RETIRED
"AGENDA UNDER FIRE/OUR COUNTRY UNDER FIRE"
Mr. Victor Avila is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE enforces federal laws governing border
control, customs, trade, and immigration to promote homeland security and public
safety. Mr. Avila has been recognized by ICE and HSI for his exemplary service and
professional accomplishments while serving as Special Agent at the El Paso Field
Office and as an Assistant Attaché assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez
and U.S. Embassies located in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico City. Mr. Avila served as an
accredited diplomat and liaison to the aforementioned governments conducting
international complex criminal investigations in a wide range of violations such as
human trafficking/smuggling, drug trafficking, financial violations, arms trafficking,
commercial fraud and counter terrorism.
While on official assignment in Mexico, Special Agent Avila suffered multiple gunshot
wounds and survived a violent ambush by the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel where
Special Agent Jaime Zapata tragically lost his life.
Mr. Avila has been recognized for Excellence in Law Enforcement by the ICE Hispanic
Agents Association; The Director’s Award for Operation in Plain Sight in Mexico;
Homeland Security Investigations Excellence in Public Service Award; The Valor Award
by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA); Medal of Valor for
Outstanding Bravery by the National Latino Peace Officers Association; the Medal of
Valor by the Hispanic American Command Officers Association (HAPCOA); and the
NYPD Heroism Award by the Global Alliance of Hispanic Law Enforcement
Mr. Avila began his very successful law enforcement career as a United States
Probation Officer for the U.S.Courts and as a District Parole Officer for the Texas
Department of Criminal Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal
Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso while focusing on the identity among
Hispanic-Americans along the border.
Today, he serves to honor the memory and the dedicated service of SA Jaime Zapata.
Mr. Avila is an advocate for border security, immigration reform, human trafficking
awareness and the protection of our sovereignty.
Mr. Avila has been featured on FoxNews, i24News, Univision, OANN, Telemundo and
various Syndicated Radio and Podcast interviews.
Mr. Avila's book “Agent Under Fire : A Murder and a Manifesto
(www.agentunderfirebook.com) is now available at libertyhillpublishing.com,
amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com