U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Government Website

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Safely connect using HTTPS

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Archived Content

In an effort to keep DHS.gov current, the archive contains outdated information that may not reflect current policy or programs.

Southern Border and Approaches Campaign

The Southern Border and Approaches Campaign is a unified approach to improve how the Department protects the homeland across our borders. The campaign harnesses and more effectively coordinates the assets and personnel of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), and other resources of the Department.

The goal is effective enforcement and interdiction across land, sea, and air; to degrade transnational criminal organizations; and to do these things while still facilitating the flow of lawful trade, travel, and commerce across our borders.

Joint Task Force East

Headshot of Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin

Joint Task Force-East is led by Vice Admiral Steven D. Poulin.

JTF-E Vision: To serve as the connective framework to fully leverage the broader capabilities and authorities of DHS Components and partners. JTF-E fosters enduring DHS coordinated operations to target, dismantle and disrupt illicit enterprises, prepare for and respond to mass maritime migration, and ready the DHS Enterprise to respond to emerging threats.

JTF-E Mission: To facilitate a joint integrated approach to secure the United States Southern Border and Approaches (SBA) within the JTF-E Joint Operating Area (JOA).

Last Updated: 05/11/2023
Was this page helpful?
This page was not helpful because the content