UNITED STATES BORDER PATROL STATION, CALEXICO

Calexico, CA

This Border Patrol station facility, consisting of a main building of approximately 14,400 square feet, a sally port of approximately 1,568 square feet and a maintenance facility of 2,650 square feet. This is a design-build leaseback project, constructed and financed by Vanir for the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. This project is known as the Customs and Border Protection Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The facility serves as a staging area for receiving, grouping and repatriating the apprehended undocumented aliens. Thus, the facility was designed not only to be compatible in appearance with the surrounding community, but by incorporating reinforced concrete as a main structural element and protective shell of the facility, the necessary security is provided for its intended use.

The maintenance facility is a complete mechanical facility designed to maintain all of the area’s Border Patrol vehicles and equipment. The sally port provides security to and from the staging and holding areas.

This facility, designed to be multi-functional, serves additional purposes including administration, communication and armory services.

Customs and Border Protection is charged with the priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.