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Fact Vs. Fiction: Recovery Act Funding for Ports of Entry

David Aguilar, Acting Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, posted clarification about the $420 million in Recovery Act funding to replace aging infrastructure and enhance safety at 43 ports of entry across the on the Leadership Journal.

The assessment to rank the conditions and needs of all 163 U.S. land ports of entry started in 2003. CBP incorporated over 60 factors across four categories, ranging from health and life safety concerns to workload growth and space and site deficiencies. For ARRA funds, which were tied to construction timelines, CBP also identified and analyzed a range of factors that could impact the feasibility of meeting these timelines.
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