US Customs and border patrol at the John F Kennedy Airpot once had come to us wanting to hand out coins for excellence to their very best employees. We made
this design and they absolutely loved it!
On March 1, 2003, the Directorate for Border and Transportation Security in the Department of Homeland Security established the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in charge of safeguarding almost 7,000 miles of land border between both the U.S. and Canada and Mexico, as well as 2,000 miles of coastal waters around the Florida peninsula and off the coast of Southern California. In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the agency also keeps watch over 95,000 miles of maritime boundary.
CBP’s main task is to prevent terrorists and terrorist armaments from arriving into the United States and to make sure that our borders and ports of entry are safe. They have to keep this line of defense up while still letting lawful travel and trade occur, which is essential for our economy and way of life.
CBP is in command of capturing individuals who attempt to enter the United States illegally, halting the flow of illegal drugs and other contraband, safeguarding our economic and agricultural interests from harmful pests and diseases, defending American businesses from theft of their intellectual property, trying to regulate and facilitating global trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. trade laws.