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U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. customs and border protection

■ Introduction

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) became an agency of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on March 1, 2003, combining employees from the Department of Agriculture (Agriculture and Quarantine Inspections), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) inspection services, the Border Patrol, and the U.S. Customs Service (USCS), which was organized within the DHS Border and Transportation Directorate. The investigative and enforcement functions of the Customs Service were transferred to the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) (p. 754). USCBP is headed by a ...

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