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 2011, CBP officers and agents admitted 932,456 people at the nation’s 329 land, air and seaports, and apprehended or arrested 993 people at or between our ports of entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released year-end data on fiscal year (FY) 2011 border enforcement and management efforts, highlighting trends that reflect the Administration's ongoing commitment to securing the border and facilitating legitimate trade and travel through targeted operations, enhanced partnerships and unprecedented deployment of personnel, technology and infrastructure along the border.