What is the Customs Border Protection (CBP) agency
The CBP is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. It is a government organization tasked with protecting all borders of the United States, and controlling what comes in and out of the country, whether goods or people. The customs division focuses on goods usually, examining luggage at airports and taxing certain goods, where as the border patrol division focuses on protecting the Canadian and Mexican borders to insure that anyone who wants to come to this country does so legally. The agency as a whole operates as a subsidiary of the Department of Homeland Security, has been in existence since 1979, though then it was only tasked with customs.
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