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Border Construction and Support Facilities

Having U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) secure our Nation across roughly 8,000 miles of land and coastal borders – while simultaneously ensuring a smooth flow of legal trade and travel from the borders through the country’s interior – requires a vast network of both state-of-the-art support facilities and other tactical infrastructure.

The planning, design, and acquisition (via construction or leasing) – as well as maintenance, repair, and operation – of these structures are critical to:

  • Supporting the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel though the official U.S. Ports of Entry (POE)
  • Securing our Nation’s borders between the POEs via land, air, and maritime patrols, and
  • Training, housing, and supporting frontline and administrative personnel.

Under the guidance of the Office of Administration, the Facilities Management & Engineering Directorate is the official entity within CBP charged with performing these functions. The following pages will provide you with a better understanding of the construction and maintenance of these border structures and facilities that play a vital role in the fulfillment of CBP’s mission.

Background, History, and Purpose

Read about how border construction aids CBP in the fulfillment of its mission, how CBP determines where to construct its facilities and infrastructure, and the ways in which we reach out to individuals and groups in those communities. 

Border and Other Construction Projects

See which active and historical projects have and will continue to support CBP’s day-to-day activities.

Environmental Stewardship

Discover how CBP is committed to environmental and cultural stewardship while at the same time performing its core missions of border security and the facilitation of legitimate trade and travel.

News & Information

Read how CBP’s facilities and infrastructure are making a positive impact in the fulfillment of the agency’s mission.