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.
America shares 7,000 miles of land border with Canada and Mexico, as well as rivers, lakes and coastal waters around the country. These borders are vital economic gateways that account for trillions of dollars in trade and travel each year.
DHS has deployed unprecedented levels of personnel, technology, and resources and made has made critical security improvements to secure and manage our borders.
DHS has deployed unprecedented levels of personnel, technology, and resources and has made critical security improvements to secure and manage our borders.
International commerce is critical to America’s economy, and the entire world. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is committed to keeping it safe and vibrant.
DHS provides the only official US Government Trusted Traveler programs for travelers, customized to fit a variety of travel needs. Trusted Traveler programs allow members to use expedited lanes when crossing international borders, and at the airport.
- The Office of the Immigration Detention Ombudsman is a new and independent office reporting directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security and not a part of ICE or CBP that will assist individuals with complaints about the potential violation of immigration detention standards or other misconduct by DHS (or contract) personnel, and provide oversight of immigration detention facilities.