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Through the Lens: Securing America's Borders

By R. Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP’s “to do” list is staggering. Our agency has an incredibly complicated mission: to protect and secure our borders while facilitating lawful travel and trade. At our land, air, and sea ports of entry, CBP processes more than a million travelers, more than 70,000 truck, rail, and sea cargo containers, and nearly $7 billion in imports – every single day.

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The Office of Congressional Affairs serves as the single point of contact within CBP for all communications between CBP and Congress. OCA is committed to addressing any question or concern Members of Congress or their staffs may have related to CBP’s complex mission.

Locate Port Information

CBP provides security and facilitation operations at 328 ports of entry throughout the country. Use this interactive map to find information specific to air, sea and land entries.

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U.S. Map for Ports of Entry