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With more than 60,000 employees, CBP is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As the world's first full-service border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly 1 million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs.
We are the guardians of our nation's borders. We are America's frontline.
We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders.
We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror.
We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our nation's economic security through lawful international trade and travel.
We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity and professionalism.
Vigilance is how we ensure the safety of all Americans. We are continuously watchful and alert to deter, detect and prevent threats to our nation. We demonstrate courage and valor in the protection of our nation.
Service to Country is embodied in the work we do. We are dedicated to defending and upholding the Constitution of the United States. The American people have entrusted us to protect the homeland and defend liberty.
Integrity is our cornerstone. We are guided by the highest ethical and moral principles. Our actions bring honor to ourselves and our agency.
News from CBP
July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release CBP seizes counterfeit World Cup Apparel in Puerto Rico
July 1, 2014 | Local Media Release Travel Advisory – ND Highway 256 Road Closure - Rerouting of all Traffic at the Antler, North Dakota, Port of Entry
June 27, 2014 | Local Media Release Dulles CBP Seizes 24 Pounds of Undeclared, Prohibited Meat from Cameroon Concealed in Fish
Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson announced the "immediate deployment" of approximately 150 Border Patrol agents to the area of the border seeing the most traffic of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors.
originally posted by: FarleyWayne
QUESTION #1: Do YOU ... Believe Them or Not ???
QUESTION #2: Is the U.S.A. ... Getting Its Money's Worth?
OBSERVATION: Seeing "60,000 [adult] employees" ( i.e. the size of a small city ), you would think there would be enough activity to fill a sizeable weekly newspaper.