US Army Corps of Engineers
South Pacific Border District (USACE) Website

Missions

The South Pacific Border District is committed to fulfilling its duties and responsibilities as a project-executing agency to help secure the nation’s southern border.

Through cooperation and collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, the District provides technical expertise in contractual and design construction services, project management and construction management.

The South Pacific Border District executes its mission under two separate authorities; Section 284 and Section 2808.

Section 284
USACE is providing direction and oversight for Department of Defense-funded construction of border barrier projects from California to Texas. These projects are being executed by USACE, as directed through the U.S. Army by the Secretary of Defense, in response to DHS’ request for assistance to help secure the United States southern border by blocking drug-smuggling corridors through the construction of roads and fences, and the installation of lighting under Title 10, U.S. Code, § 284. DOD and USACE are executing these projects in support of Customs and Border Protection.

Section 2808
USACE is providing direction and oversight for Department of Defense-funded construction of border barrier projects from California to Texas. These projects are being executed by USACE, as directed through the U.S. Army by the Secretary of Defense, in response to the Presidential national emergency declaration dated Feb. 15, 2019, requiring the use of the armed forces and authorizing the use of Title 10, U.S. Code, § 2808.