Alan Bersin Appointed CBP Commissioner
Nominated for CBP Commissioner Alan D. Bersin is currently the Assistant Secretary, Serves as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy. Guided CBP’s efforts to secure the nation’s borders and mitigate threats while expediting lawful trade and travel. In 2009, Bersin served as Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for Border Affairs in the Department of Homeland Security. Commissioner Bersin oversees the operations of CBP’s 57,000-employee work force and manages an operating budget of more than $11 billion. CBP’s mission is to protect the nation’s borders at and between the ports of entry from all threats while facilitating legitimate travel and trade.