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Witness the Growth and Mission of CBP 20 Years Later

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) celebrates its 20th anniversary. CBP reflects back on 20 years of service and how CBP became one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations with more than 60,000 employees.

CBP is charged with protecting America’s borders and economic security by enforcing immigration and customs laws, interdicting narcotics, and facilitating legitimate travel and trade.

Chicago CBP Collects $1.39M in Duties & Penalties Since October

CHICAGO– As more and more travelers start visiting overseas destinations or passengers from foreign countries visit Chicago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers are watchful for travelers arriving with gifts or other goods to share with family and friends because a tax may have to be paid before clearing customs.

Easter Holiday Reminder Essential Travel Through CBP Arizona Ports

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reminds the public that travel restrictions remain in place as the Easter holiday approaches. 

Historically the Easter holiday is one of the busiest at the Arizona ports of entry.  CBP officers and agriculture specialists continue securing the borders, facilitating trade and processing essential travel.  With the current travel restrictions in place, CBP would like to offer helpful tips for those crossing the border on essential travel.

Contract Award for Additional Border Wall System in Laredo, Texas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has awarded a contract to construct approximately 17 miles of contiguous new border wall system within U.S. Border Patrol’s (USBP) Laredo Sector located in Webb County, Texas. Construction will occur where no barriers currently exist.

The contract was awarded to Fisher Sand and Gravel Company, DBA Fisher Industries, for a total contract value including options of $289,500,000.00. This project is funded by CBP’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations.