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FY19 Rio Grande Valley Levee/Border Wall System Construction Projects

Document Posting Date: 
June 26, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is seeking public input on the location and potential impacts of proposed border barrier projects within Rio Grande Valley, including the design and construction of: (1) approximately 52 miles of border wall system in Starr County, Texas; (2) approximately 24 miles of levee wall system in Hidalgo County, Texas; and (3) approximately 19 miles of levee/border wall system in Cameron County, Texas.

CBP is seeking input on potential impacts to the environment, culture, quality of life and commerce, including potential socioeconomic impacts, for the communities located near the sites where construction is taking place.

The comment period was extended from August 26, 2019 to September 25, 2019. Comments can be submitted online until September 25, 2019 at by searching docket number “USCBP-2019-0018” or mailed to:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. 6.5E Mail Stop 1039
Washington, DC 20229-1100

Questions can be emailed to CBP at The email should reference “FY19 RGV Border Construction Projects” in the subject line.

Join CBP Representatives for a Question and Answer Session On September 11, 2019
Please join U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for a Question-and-Answer (Q&A) Session on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Levee/Border Wall System Construction Projects. This one-hour online event will take place on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 and will be offered at 3:00 pm CT and 6:00pm CT. At each session, participants will be given the opportunity to submit questions in English or Spanish. All questions and answers will be translated to accommodate all participants.

CBP has made an informative presentation available in advance of the Q&A Session. We recommend viewing the presentation before participating, as it provides an overview of the proposed projects and details what information the CBP is seeking from the public. Please view the webinar here (English) or view the webinar here (Español).

Please RSVP by emailing  with the subject line “FY19 RGV Q&A Session” indicating if you’ll be participating in the 3 p.m. or 6 pm. CT session. While an RSVP is not required to attend, it will allow us to ensure that we have adequate capacity for everyone who would like to participate.

Below is the link to participate in the question-and-answer session:

Webinar Link:

Test Your Connection (recommended):  

Throughout the question-and-answer session, participants will be able to submit questions by typing into the Q&A box provided through the webinar platform. Audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers⁠—please ensure that your speakers on turned on before joining through the link provided.

Last modified: 
September 10, 2019