/Map: CBP is allowed to operate within 100 miles of entire US border – Business Insider
Map: CBP is allowed to operate within 100 miles of entire US border - Business Insider

Map: CBP is allowed to operate within 100 miles of entire US border – Business Insider


  • President Donald Trump ordered Customs and Border Protection agents to Portland and Seattle last month to quell unrest in those cities.
  • This may have come as a surprise as the CBP is mostly known for policing US land borders, especially near Mexico.
  • CBP agents are actually allowed to operate anywhere within 100 air miles of America’s borders with Mexico and Canada, as well as the entire coastline.
  • This 100-mile area encompasses big cities like Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles.
  • The zone includes every state that voted Democratic in the 2016 presidential election, with the exception of Colorado and Nevada — the only blue states outside the zone.
  • The ACLU has published information so that people who live within this zone — which make up two-thirds of the US population — know their rights when interacting with CBP agents.
  • See the map below.
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