Customs and Border Protection

Customs and Border Protection

by Michael Kerrigan


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America has always been a nation of immigrants. In addition to the approximately 1 million immigrants who enter the United States legally each year, millions more enter without documentation or overstay their visas. It is the job of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to help hard working immigrants in search of a better life to enter the U.S. legally while keeping out terrorists and other foreign nationals who would seek to harm the nation. CBP, which operates under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations with more than 60,000 employees. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while helping lawful international travel and trade. The men and women of CBP are responsible for enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations. On a typical day, CBP welcomes nearly 1 million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of Illicit drugs. This book provides an in-depth look at Customs and Border Protection and the important role it plays in keeping America a safe and strong nation of immigrants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422237618
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/2017
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword Manny Gomez, Esq. 6

1 Into the Melting Pot 8

2 No Room! 16

3 The Modern Migrants 24

4 Immigration and Naturalization 36

5 A Focus on Criminals: Immigration and Customs Enforcement 48

6 Customs and Border Protection 60

Series Glossary 72

Chronology 75

Further Resources 77

Index 78

About the Author and Picture Credits 80

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