“U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in coordination and with other federal agencies, has deployed more than 350 law enforcement personnel currently serving in the National Capital Region in order to protect the community from civil unrest related to recent protests,” said acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan. “CBP will not sit idly by while vagrants exploit our great community in Washington, D.C. We will rapidly respond to requests for assistance from our partner law enforcement agencies. This joint action is necessary to support federal law enforcement in their efforts to prevent civil unrest and harm to the citizens of our community. It is our sincere hope that local protests remain peaceful and without incident.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.