The Customs and Border Protection Service is a portion of Homeland Security supported by the Directorate of border and Transportation Security. The mission of the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security Service is to compel the laws of immigration with the U.S. Border Patrol. The CBP, or Customs and Border Protection is an agency which was formed from the combination of four other components, the U.S. Border Patrol, the legacy-INS inspection division, the legacy-U.S. Customs inspection division, and the agricultural plant and animal inspection service.
Along with the CBP’s dedication to protecting the U.S’ border from illegal immigration and preventing the transportation of drugs, the CBP’s most recent obligation is to prevent acts of terrorism and transport of military weaponry. The CBP is very dedicated to their mission. They must be active twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week and put all resources to use when they’re in the act of defending the United States’ border. Acting as a counter-terrorist in the CBP is a very risky and tough job. Many people have been hurt and even killed in the defense of the American border, but the protection doesn’t only stop at the American borderline, the CBP must also be conscious of airplane travel as well as roads because illegal immigration or acts of terror my strike in those areas also.
“Overview.” United States Border Patrol. United States Border Patrol. 13 Jul 2006