U.S. Customs and Border Protection safeguards the American homeland, at and beyond our borders. CBP officers and agents welcome all legitimate travelers and trade while preventing the entry of terrorists and their weapons. CBP law enforcement professionals enforce U.S. law, stopping narcotics, agricultural pests and smuggled goods from entering the country. They also identify and arrest travelers with outstanding criminal warrants. On a typical day in fiscal year 2013, CBP officers and agents admitted 992,243 people at the nation’s 328 land, air and seaports, and apprehended or arrested 1,175 people at or between our ports of entry.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released a summary of fiscal year 2013 border enforcement efforts, which reflects the administration’s focus on reducing threats, optimizing resources and building partnerships to secure our nation’s borders and facilitate trade and travel.