Security officials have named 56 senior managers to direct regional
operations at two new agencies designed to secure U.S. borders, Government Executive reports.
interim managers will oversee regional inspection and investigation
activities at the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, which
will conduct inspections at 307 U.S. ports of entry, and the Bureau
of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which will handle criminal
investigations of U.S. customs and immigration laws.
bureaus were created March 1, when their component agencies — the
Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (including
the Border Patrol), the Federal Protective Service, and the Plant
Protection and Quarantine unit of the Agriculture Department — moved
into the Homeland Security Department.
regional managers — as well as naming interim port directors at
ports of entry — is a first step to combining the management structure
of these agencies, Asa Hutchinson, Homeland Security undersecretary
for Border and Transportation Security, said Feb. 28
we implement our plans, we will fully integrate the work of the
agencies that now make up the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection,
and in doing so create a single face of government at the border,"