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Facts from CBP history.
Did you know that the Border Patrol’s motto “Honor First” dates to the 1930s?
Did You Know… A Rare Photograph Offers A Glimpse into the Oldest Building Owned and Occupied by the Federal Government in the Continental United States?
Did You Know...Customs and Immigration Officers Helped 'Kidnap' Chinese Girls to Save Them
Did you know... That CBP Sends Teams to Get a "Jump" on Fraudulent Imports?
Did You Know... Fires, Ships, Railroads and a Year-Round Ice-Free Harbor made Portland the Premier Port of Entry in Maine?
Did You Know… The Border Patrol March was Written in the Halls of the Plattsburgh Army Barracks?
Did You Know... Marijuana Was Once a Legal Cross-Border Import?
Did You Know a Former Slave Bought His Master’s House and Served as a Collector of Customs?
Did You Know... How the Border Crossing at Morses Line, Vt., Got Its Name?
Did You Know... 'Psychedelic' Signage Welcomed Visitors at U.S. Border Crossings?
Did You Know… Legacy CBP Staff Combed Remains from Ground Zero at Fresh Kills Landfill?
Did You Know… Customs in the Civil War Was A House Divided?
Did You Know… 1916 San Francisco Customs Employees Published A Tribute to Their Co-Workers?
Did You Know…CBP is Collecting 9/11 Remembrances?
Did You Know... San Francisco's Customhouse Marks Its Centennial This Month?
Did You Know... Samuel Swartwout Skimmed Staggering Sums?
Did You Know... In 1927, the First Female District Immigration Commissioner Was Appointed?
Did You Know... A CBP Employee was the 'First Man to Sit on Top of the World?'
Did You Know… CBP Battled Black Market Bullion?
Did You Know... CBP Slowed Smuggling in Saigon?
Did You Know… Thomas Melvill, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne Are Part of CBP History?
Did You Know… CBP Works With Tribal Governments to Modernize Travel Documents?
Century-Old Obelisks Mark U.S-Mexico Boundary Line
CBP Furthered a Feat of Flight
CBP's Legacy Agencies Have Worked Side-By-Side for Nearly a Century
CBP Protects Legitimate Diamond Trade, Thwarts Importation of 'Blood Diamonds'
B.Y.O… H? Early Border Patrol Agents Met with Stringent Requirements
Did You Know…CBP Supported Sweet Standards?
CBP Works with Other Government Agencies to Protect the Public from Viruses and Diseases
Border Patrol Was Instrumental in Ending 'Long Night' of Segregation in American South?
Former 'Contrabandista' Using Confiscated Aircraft Started Rogue Customs Air Brigade
Passports Provided Protection from Pirates
CBP Shares Responsibility for Receiving the Remains of Fallen Soldiers who Die Abroad
Massive Flood in 1864 Altered Course of Rio Grande Resulting in Border Dispute
Insect Infestation Initially Derailed Japan’s Cherry Tree Gift to Nation
During the Prohibition Era There Were 3 Federal Border Patrols
A Customs Officer is Known as 'Father of the Typewriter'
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