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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Prison Rape Elimination Act

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a zero tolerance policy prohibiting all forms of sexual abuse and assault. CBP ensures effective procedures for preventing, reporting, responding to, investigating, and tracking incidents or allegations of sexual abuse or assault against individuals in CBP holding facilities. CBP is committed to safety and security in all of its holding facilities.

CBP Zero Tolerance Policy on Sexual Abuse and Assault

  • CBP has a zero tolerance policy prohibiting all forms of sexual abuse and assault of individuals in CBP custody, including in holding facilities, during transport, and during processing.

DHS Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Sexual Abuse and Assault in Confinement Facilities (6 CFR Part 115)

  • Sets Department of Homeland Security (DHS) standards to prevent, detect, and respond to sexual abuse and assault in DHS confinement facilities. The DHS Standards effectuate the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003, 42 U.S.C. § 15601 et. seq. Subpart B - Standards for DHS Holding Facilities Coverage - covers all CBP holding facilities.

CBP National Standards on Transport, Escort, Detention, and Search

  • An agency-wide policy that sets forth the first nationwide standards which governs CBP’s interaction with detained individuals.

CBP's Sexual Abuse and Assault in CBP Holding Facilities Inaugural Report (May 2014 - December 2015)

  • CBP presents the Sexual Abuse and Assault in CBP Holding Facilities Inaugural Report, as required by the DHS Standards (6 CFR § 115.188(c)).

Reporting Allegations of Sexual Abuse and Assault

  • CBP provides multiple ways to report sexual abuse and/or assault, retaliation for reporting sexual abuse and/or assault, or staff neglect or violations of responsibilities that may have contributed to such incidents.

Investigative Protocols for Allegations of Sexual Abuse and/or Assault

  • CBP has established a protocol to ensure that each allegation of sexual abuse or assault in investigated by the agency, or referred to an appropriate investigative authority.
Last modified: 
September 24, 2018