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Border Security

Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful trade and travel, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.

  • SBCC and Migration Information Center Resource Guide

    This SBCC and Migration Information Center Resource Guide for partners includes information about DHS processes and lawful immigration pathways, and shareable content on the U.S. immigration system.

  • The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: Interagency International Student Issues

    Publication page for materials for Interagency Webinar on International Student Issues

  • Southwest Border Enforcement Report

    The Southwest Border Enforcement Report focuses on describing numbers of border encounters and the Department’s enforcement response. 

  • Amendment to DHS Border Wall Plan Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 10142

    This Amendment to the DHS Border Wall Plan pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation 10142 describes additional actions that DHS may undertake using its FY18-2021 appropriations. It also sets forth policy guidance for the prioritization of those appropriated funds going forward.

  • Border Security Metrics Report

    The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act directs the Department of Homeland Security “to develop metrics … to measure the effectiveness of security between ports of entry, at ports of entry, in the maritime environment and to measure the effectiveness of the aviation assets and operations of Air and Marine Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.” This report meets this direction by providing the most comprehensive, rigorous set of border security metrics ever produced by the Department, along with a thorough discussion of the strengths and limitations of the Department’s available methodological approaches.

  • CBP We Build the Wall Records

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Records Related to the Group We Build the Wall.

  • DHS Biometrics Expansion

    Memo signed by Secretary John Kelly on May 24, 2017, directing the Department to enhance biometric collection practices to improve identity resolution and encounter management.

  • No Mas Muertas/No More Deaths

    Records pertaining to the June 15, 2017 event where Border Patrol Agents served a warrant and arrested four people at the No More Deaths facility in Arivaca, Arizona. These records are released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in response to a FOIA request.

  • Zero Tolerance Policy and EO Executive Order 13841

    Records released to the Democracy Forward Foundation during litigation. The records relate to the Zero Tolerance policy and Executive Order 13841, Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.

  • Family Reunification Task Force Progress Reports

    E.O. 14011 - FRTF provides an initial progress report to the President 120 days after establishment, and interim progress reports every 60 days thereafter.