During National Women’s History Month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection celebrates the dedication, vigilance, integrity, and professionalism of the more than 12,000 female employees throughout the agency.
Women are an integral part of protecting the American people and the nation’s borders and serve in all capacities at CBP, from customs officers and Border Patrol agents on the front lines to Air and Marine operators to agency senior leaders.
The roots of National Women’s History Month date back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. In 1987, Congress expanded the observation to last an entire month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women’s History Month, and the president has issued a proclamation.
Keep an eye on CBP.gov and CBP’s social media channels over the next few weeks of March as we highlight women whose work has helped shape CBP’s past and present.