The CBP Snapshot provides a general overview of CBP leadership, mission sets, basic statistics and more.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection safeguards the American homeland, at and beyond our borders. CBP officers and agents welcome all legitimate travelers and trade while preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons. CBP law enforcement professionals enforce U.S. law, stopping narcotics, agricultural pests and smuggled goods from entering the country. They also identify and arrest travelers with outstanding criminal warrants. On a typical day in fiscal year 2013, CBP officers and agents admitted 992,243 people at the nation’s 328 land, air and seaports, and apprehended or arrested 1,175 people at or between our ports of entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released a summary of fiscal year 2013 border enforcement efforts, which reflects the administration’s focus on reducing threats, optimizing resources and building partnerships to secure our nation’s borders and facilitate trade and travel.
Beginning last year and specifically in the last few months, CBP has seen an overall increase in the apprehension of Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America at the Southwest Border, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley.
In accordance with the Federal Digital Government Strategy and the Department of Homeland Security Metrics Plan, CBP.gov is now making available PDF copies of our Google Analytics monthly Web Metrics reports for its primary website.