Imagine being give a large tract of land — roughly 3.8 million square miles. And then you’re told that you must protect that land, keep its billions of citizens safe, and maintain beneficial relationships with neighboring landowners. That sounds like a pretty difficult hand you’ve been dealt. While it may be nice to suddenly own so much land, it still comes with a lot of responsibility.
The United States government faces a similar situation every single day — though that land was not just handed over in a day. But the government must keep its citizens safe and secure from potential threats, while also ensuring an efficient flow of trade. This is not an easy task, and requires the use of various types of software and hired personnel.
The CBP is made up of more than just the Customs agents