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Customs and Border Protection began its existence as the U.S. Customs Service in 1789, when it was part of the Department of the Treasury. In 2003, it became CBP when the Department of Homeland Security was established. CBP enforces laws and regulations related to collecting duties and maintaining the security of America's borders.
Books about CBP:
Publication Date: 2010-07-27
This is the untold history of the United States Border Patrol from its beginnings in 1924 as a small peripheral outfit to its emergence as a large professional police force. To tell this story, Kelly Lytle Hernandez dug through a gold mine of lost and unseen records stored in garages, closets, an abandoned factory, and in U.S. and Mexican archives. Focusing on the daily challenges of policing the borderlands and bringing to light unexpected partners and forgotten dynamics, "Migra "reveals how the U.S. Border Patrol translated the mandate for comprehensive migration control into a project of policing Mexicans in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands."
Government Documents holds a partial collection of CBP publications, including the following series:
Customs bulletin reports administrative rulings related to the collection of duties. These rulings were formerly reported in Treasury bulletin.
Performance, Accountability and Financial Reports
We have many Congressional hearings, reports, and documents about immigration, border patrol, trade, and related topics. Search for these using ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required). Additional documents covering 1910-1932 are available in the Executive Branch Documents microfiche set. Please contact a government documents librarian if you have questions about our holdings.
Stats and Summaries
Statistics on apprehensions, border fencing, CBP staffing, and other metrics.