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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.

Laredo South Station

9001 San Dario Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78045
Phone: (956) 764-3600
Fax: (956) 764-3653

In May 1985, the Laredo South Border Patrol Station became Laredo Sector's second Border Patrol station and was located on U.S. Highway 83 South, in Laredo. The station moved to its current location on 9001 San Dario Ave. in 1999.

The Laredo South Station, like all stations of the Border Patrol, has a clear strategic goal: to establish and maintain operational control of the U.S. border. To achieve this goal, Laredo South has identified five objectives:


  • establish substantial probability of apprehending terrorists and their weapons as they attempt to enter illegally between ports of entry;
  • deter illegal entries through improved enforcement;
  • detect, apprehend, and deter smugglers of humans, drugs, and other contraband;
  • leverage "smart border" technology to multiply the effect of enforcement personnel; and,
  • reduce crime in the Laredo community and consequently improve the quality of life and economic vitality of the area.


Area of Responsibility
The area of responsibility has remained the same over the years with more than 1,000 square miles of land and more than 30 miles of the Rio Grande River. Today's agents perform operational duties that involve linewatches, freight train checks, airport passenger checks, canine patrols, all-terrain vehicle patrols and signcutting.

Most of the Laredo South area of operation is considered an urban environment. The population of Laredo has grown to more than 250,000 residents and its sister city of Nuevo Laredo in Tamaulipas, Mexico, has grown to more than 500,000 residents. With the combined population nearing one million people, Laredo South agents must remain vigilant at all times to stop criminal elements at entry points and secure our Nation's borders.

Last modified: 
March 11, 2014