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Land Ports of Entry

A Land Port Of Entry (LPOE), or border station, provides controlled entry to or departure from the United States for persons or materials. It houses U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other federal inspection agencies responsible for the enforcement of federal laws pertaining to such activities. LPOEs provide a mix of safety and security for travelers and trade.

Currently, there are 167 LPOEs at America’s borders. All are operated by CBP, and 122 LPOEs are under the custody and control of GSA.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and LPOEs

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is an investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. The law provides funding for LPOE modernization projects that will create new good-paying jobs, bolster safety and security, and make our economy more resilient to supply chain challenges – all while serving as models for sustainability and innovation.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Construction Projects

The U.S. General Services Administration constructs and maintains Land Ports of Entry along the nation’s borders for U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other federal inspection agencies. Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, GSA is modernizing LPOEs along the Canadian and Mexican borders. These upgrades will strengthen supply chains, create good-paying jobs, enhance safety and security, and provide other sustainable solutions to keep these ports operating efficiently and effectively for years to come.

Last Reviewed: 2022-09-12