Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Monday unveiled a new webpage making available to the public data on apprehensions, admissibility, recidivism and arrests of criminal aliens at the border.
CBP said, “Information on the page will be expanded to include seizures of drugs, currency and prohibited agriculture products in the coming months.”
“CBP officers and agents work tirelessly to facilitate lawful trade and travel while protecting our borders,” said Acting Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan. “As the largest federal law enforcement agency, we are committed to forthright communication with the public we are sworn to protect and will continue to provide easily accessible information via our website.”
CBP said, “Consistent with the law and as directed by Secretary John F. Kelly in his Implementation Memorandum, CBP will provide updated statistics on a quarterly basis on information pertaining to individuals unlawfully entering at our borders.”
CBP said in its announcement that, “Transparency and accountability are vital to upholding the public trust and integral to carrying out CBP’s mission. CBP is committed to the timely release of information related to border enforcement activities.”