Message sent out to the Trade -------------------------------I wanted to provide an update on the drawdown of CBP officer support to the Border Patrol to address the humanitarian and security crisis along the Southwest border. As you all know, 731 CBP officers had been reassigned from ports of entry to support the Border Patrol. This past weekend, 151 CBPOs returned to their airports, seaports, northern and southern border ports. By this Friday, August 9th, a total of 331 CBPOs will have been returned to their permanent duty stations, leaving 400 CBPOs to support Border Patrol. We continue to monitor the crisis along the SWB and hope to continue to draw down the level of CBPO support as appropriate. I will provide updates as warranted.
Todd C. Owen Executive Assistant Commissioner Office of Field Operations U.S. Customs and Border Protection