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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

United States Customs and Border Protection
Agency within Department of Homeland Security

CPB describes its mission this way: "We are the guardians of our nation's borders. We are America's frontline. We safeguard the American homeland at and beyond our borders. We protect the American public against terrorists and the instruments of terror. We steadfastly enforce the laws of the United States while fostering our nation's economic security through lawful international trade and travel. We serve the American public with vigilance, integrity and professionalism."

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of September 2016
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All6,814 cases
average 134 days pending
8,441 cases
average 41 days to close
Simple5,661 cases
average 39 days pending
8,248 cases
average 37 days to close
Expedited2 cases
average 466 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Complex1,151 cases
average 602 days pending
193 cases
average 220 days to close


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