U.S. Customs and Border Protection exists to safeguard America's borders thereby protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the Nation's global economic competitiveness by enabling legitimate trade and travel.
With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
, (CBP), is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As the United States’ first unified border entity, (CBP) takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
The men and women of (CBP) are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, (CBP) welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs. Annually, (CBP) facilitates an average of more than $3 trillion in legitimate trade while enforcing U.S. trade laws.