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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.

Indio Station

45-620 Commerce Street
Indio, CA 92201
Phone: (760) 347-3658
Fax: (760) 342-9848

The Indio Station was established prior to 1936. It was primarily intended as a back-up station for the El Centro Sector and also for the purpose of checking all farms and ranches in the Coachella Valley. Entry of the United States into World War II resulted in the Valley playing an important role for food production during this period and severe manpower shortage was alleviated by the use of alien labor, both legal and illegal; therefore, it was imperative that the station concentrate its efforts on checking farms and ranches in the Valley and prevent the departure of illegal aliens who might want to move further north.

With the completion of the All-American Canal system, an abundant water supply transformed the Coachella Valley's former arid desert area into the extremely productive ranch and farmland it is today, which greatly increased the workload of the station. When control of the border was accomplished during "Operation Wetback", emphasis was then diverted from farm and ranch check to transportation check.

Today, the Indio Border Patrol Station is responsible for patrolling the northern portion of the Imperial County totaling approximately 10,800 square miles.


Last modified: 
March 11, 2014