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U.S. Customs and Border Protection


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the single border agency of the United States and is the largest law enforcement agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CBP combined the inspectional workforces and broad border authorities of U.S. Customs, U.S. Immigration, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the entire U.S. Border Patrol.

CBP includes more than 58,000 employees to manage, control and protect the Nation’s borders, at and between the official ports of entry. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection has accomplished a lot to secure our borders, but there is much more we are doing. We understand that as America’s frontline, the security of a nation rests on our shoulders. We have learned the lessons of 9/11 and are working day and night to make America safer and more secure,” stated former Commissioner Robert C. Bonner.

The CBP office in Rome serves Italy and the surrounding countries in the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Our Mission

We are the guardians of our Nation's borders. We are America's frontline.

We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders.

We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror.

We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our Nation's economic security through lawful international trade and travel.

We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity and professionalism.