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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.

Robert F. Smith

Robert F. Smith
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Robert Smith

On May 22, Air Interdiction Agent Robert Smith died when the helicopter he was flying crashed into a backyard in San Elizario, Tex. Agent Smith's mission was to assist CBP Border Patrol agents in arresting three illegal immigrants who had crossed the riverbank.

Agent Smith, who began his career in 1991 with the U.S. Customs Service, was serving at the El Paso air branch. He is survived by his wife, Bridgett, two stepchildren, and his parents. Agent Smith was 46 years old at the time of his death.

"The loss of Agent Smith reminds us once again of the frailty of human life and of the risks that our frontline personnel face every day," said U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner W. Ralph Basham. "His death is the fifth in the line of duty this year. Agent Smith, who will be remembered as a hero-strong and courageous, is joining an honored group that already has far too many members."

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March 11, 2014