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U.S. Customs and Border Protection today

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection today

With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations, is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States while facilitating lawful international travel and trade. And as the world’s first full-service 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.

On April 8, the Governance Studies program at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the agency’s mission, accomplishments, challenges, and future goals. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske discussed insights from his first year leading the agency. Commissioner Kerlikowske also shares highlights of his vision for the future for CBP, offering new details from his “Vision and Strategy 2020.” The CBP Vision and Strategy 2020 recommits the agency to countering terrorism and transnational crime; advancing comprehensive border security and management; and enhancing U.S. economic competitiveness by enabling lawful trade and travel.

 

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection today

On April 8, the Governance Studies program at Brookings hosted an event to discuss the agency’s mission, accomplishments, challenges, and future goals. CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske discussed insights from his first year leading the agency.

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R. Gil Kerlikowske

Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Department of Homeland Security

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