Department of Homeland Security

Land of the Free, Home of the Border Crossing Fee

Federal User Fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the Federal Government.

In levying or authorizing these fees, Congress determines whether the revenue should go into the Treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.


According to US DOT border crossing/entry data for vehicles, passengers and pedestrians, in 2010 there were 182,518,947 personal vehicle passengers crossing the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-Mexican borders.


While a one dollar Border Crossing Fee for each passenger (total: $182,518,947.00) could pay for the DHS services being provided, a ten dollar Border Crossing Fee for each passenger (total: $1,825,189,470.00) would help to make our US fiscal ends meet.


Congress should authorize a Border Crossing Fee.



Idea No. 11153