El Paso, Texas – CBP would like to advise travelers that ports of entry are open but drivers should exercise caution and patience when crossing because of road conditions.
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers work in all weather extremes with the singular goal of keeping the nation safe from any and all threats which may present themselves at a border crossing point," said Bill Molaski, CBP El Paso port director. "Our officers are prepared, dedicated, committed and working hard to keep the community and nation safe no matter what Mother Nature has in store."
CBP Field Operations is responsible for securing our borders at the ports of entry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers’ primary mission is anti-terrorism; they screen all people, vehicles, and goods entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel into and out of the United States. Their mission also includes carrying out traditional border-related responsibilities, including narcotics interdiction, enforcing immigration law, protecting the nation’s food supply and agriculture industry from pests and diseases, and enforcing trade laws.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.