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US Border Guard Protecting Our Borders!

US Border Guard is a website dedicated to the border protection force of the United States of America. 

Customs and Border Protection or commonly known as CBP serves 328 officially designated ports of entry and 1- pre-clearance locations based out of Ireland, Middle East, Bermude, Canada and Caribbean. The CBP also handles the Container Security Initiative that is responsible for the identification and inspection of foreign cargo at its home country before the shipment is sent to the United States of America. 

The Customs and Border Protection also has some legal jurisdiction to conduct activities up to 100 miles inwards from any sea or land border. Under this jurisdiction, the CBP can operate interior checkpoints. 

In addition to securing all borders, the CBP is responsible for assessing all air passengers entering the U.S for terrorist risk. This is done via the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and systems such as Advance Passenger Information System (APIS), United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indication Technology (US-VISIT), and the Student and Exchange Visitor System (SEVIS).

The CBP also screens high-risk imported shipments working along with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent bio-terrorism and agro-terrorism.

The Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) program allows pre-screened, low-risk travelers from Mexico to be processed through dedicated lanes. NEXUS is a similar program on the country’s northern border with Canada. If you want to join CBP, please read this article. 

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