Tags: TradeCargo SecurityPort Security Border Patrol agents provide first aid to woman in distress at southern U.S. border. (Photo by Barry Bahler) Border Patrol agents from Eagle Pass, Texas rescue a woman and her daughter from the Rio Grande River. The El Salvador citizens were struggling to stay afloat when spotted by agents, who deployed flotation devices and pulled them from the water. (Photo by Border Patrol Agent Carl Nagy) CBP Commisisoner R. Gil Kerlikowske discussing the dangers and misinformation associated with the current influx of children attempting to enter the U.S. during a news conference on the banks of the Rio Grande River in Texas. Border Patrol agents begin to process a group of migrants apprehended near the border. Agents learn basic Spanish as part of their training. A Border Patrol agent provides treatment and a health assessment of a woman in distress after crossing into U.S. (Photo by Barry Bahler) Border Patrol agents load a young family into a transport van to take them to a nearby station for processing. A CBP officer at the Brownsville, Texas Gateway International Bridge distributes sandwiches to children. An officer distributes juice at McAllen, Texas Border Patrol facility. (Photo by Hector Silva) A youngster looks out the door window from the room he is staying in at the Brownsville, Texas port of entry. (Photo by Eduardo Perez) APC Kiosks in Houston Texas APC Kiosks Toronto Pearson International Airport APC Kiosks User at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport APC Kiosks at John F. Kennedy International Airport U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized more than 200,000 toy dolls arriving from China due to the high levels of phthalates, a group of banned chemicals compounds. A total of 10 shipments valued at nearly $500,00.00 USD were seized at the ports of Chicago, Dallas, Los Angles, Norfolk, Memphis, Newark, Portland and Savannah. Photo by James Tourtellotte. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigators have seized more than 200,000 toy dolls arriving from China due to the high levels of phthalates, a group of banned chemicals compounds. A total of 10 shipments valued at nearly $500,00.00 USD were seized at the ports of Chicago, Dallas, Los Angles, Norfolk, Memphis, Newark, Portland and Savannah. Photo by James Tourtellotte. Land Rover Defender destroyed for Customs violations upon entering the United States from the United Kingdom. Photo by James Tourtellotte. Land Rover Defender destroyed for Customs violations upon entering the United States from the United Kingdom. Photo by James Tourtellotte. Land Rover Defender destroyed for Customs violations upon entering the United States from the United Kingdom. Photo by James Tourtellotte. Land Rover Defender destroyed for Customs violations upon entering the United States from the United Kingdom. Photo by James Tourtellotte. The line of demarcation on the U.S.-Mexico border at San Ysidro, Calif. (photo by Josh Denmark) The exterior of the historic New Orleans Custom House at its reopening following repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. An unmanned robot with camera makes its way through drainage piping near Nogales, Ariz. (photo by Josh Denmark) R. Gil Kerlikowske recites the oath of office as the new commissioner of CBP, March 7, 2014. (Photo by James Tourtellotte) CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske is introduced to members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. The commissioner spoke concerning CBP's budget priorities for fiscal year 2015. (Photo by Josh Denmark) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske makes a point at the 2014 Trade Symposium. Kerlikowske stopped by the CBP symposium on his first day on the job March 7. (photo by Donna Burton) From left, acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan, Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher and Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez at dedication of vessel in memory of deceased Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry. (photo by Donna Burton) Border Patrol Chief Michael J. Fisher testifies before Congress. (photo by James Tourtellotte) Randolph D. "Tex" Alles, assistant commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine, testifies at a Congressional hearing. (photo by James Tourtellotte) Customs and Border Protection has the capability to check and evaluate hazardous materials. Cars line up at the CBP inspection station at San Ysidro, Calif., thought to be the busiest land port in the world. (photo by Josh Denmark) A car passes through an inspection booth and hi-tech scanners at the San Ysidro, Calif. port of entry. (photo by Josh Denmark) Pedestrians line up for CBP processing at the Calexico, Calif. port of entry. (photo by Josh Denmark) CBP officers use advanced X-ray technology to inspect incoming food at New York entry. (photo by Josh Denmark) This CBP officer uses a high tech device to "peek" inside a drum for contraband. A CBP Officer displays a large bag of seized currency. Caricaturist & Customs Examiner Patrick Devine draws caricaturist & Boarding Officer Victor Lindquist working on a caricature of editor & Customs Examiner Earl Morris. Though this cartoon comically portrays southern efforts to court English support, the Union was concerned about potential British assistance to From the Union perspective, the blockade was a success, heralded in lyrics like the following: "The rebels now stand trembling, they see their game's play'd out, They thought that France and England, would join them in the South But to their great disaster, John Bull's too much afraid, From the southern point of view, it was imperative that the Confederacy succeed in the war, break the blockade, and once again trade its most valuable commodity. The lyrics in part read: "By the blockade he is bound, In our Southern regions found; Let him hear the gladsome sound, Of your warlike chorus round. Great King Cotton. "Let him once again be free To help the nations over the sea; For your wealth he holds the key To give you joy or misery. Great King Cotton." (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress [cw 200950]) Two CBP marine interceptor vessels patrol the waters off of the U.S. A CBP officer checks a passenger's documentation after arrival into the U.S. A mobile surveillance tower near Nogales, Ariz. helps patrol the U.S.-Mexico border area. (photo by Josh Denmark) CBP Border Patrol agent conducts a pat down of a female Mexican being placed in a holding facility. Border Patrol officers makes use of All Terrain Vehicles to patrol along the rugged border with Mexico. Cargo is removed from an incoming ship newly arrived at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach. This is the largest and busiest port in the U.S., handling about 45 percent of all containers incoming into Customs and Border Protection. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents prepare to carry a ceremonial flag in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring their fallen comrades. Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard members stand ready before a memorial service held in Washington D.C. to honor fallen CBP officers and agents. Physical fitness is a high priority at the Academy; CBP officers need to be in top shape before entering the academy. CBP officers from the Miami Field Office assist Haitian earthquake survivors as they arrive at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida on January 16. Arriving Haitian passengers wait to be processed by CBP. With highly sophisticated testing equiptment CBP Laboratory personnel can analyze minute traces of material imported to the U.S. This metal will be tested to insure it meets all standards it purports to meet before being allowed to enter the country. Officers and agents gather before beginning training to support the security effort for Super Bowl XLV. The Pilatus PC-12, multirole enforcement aircraft can deploy rapidly and operate safely in remote areas. It provides mission versatility, including air interdiction and aerial surveillance to the fleet of A&M aircraft. An 1894 photograph shows the southeast view of Monument No. 258, also known as Old Monument No. 1, after renovation and the erection of a protective fence. Del Rio Border Patrol Inspectors on road block near Del Rio, Texas in 1925. Patrol Inspectors include (left to right) Home E. Watkins, D.L. Kight, Loy C. Henry, Wesley Stiles, and F.L. Centilli. Damaged bollard fence Robert Smalls' contract with the Union as Master of the Planter. T.J. Cacanindin, USCS talks with Diana Knittle, USCS John Hill, USCS, giving an update on the WCO. A CBP officer checks an individual's documents as they enter the United States. Peggy Rutledge, Hapag-Lloyd Line, has a question for the panel. John Considine, Customs, discusses e-Release Functionality for Trucks and FAST (Free and Secure Trade) One Nation Under God, This is a Blessed Country, short title One Nation, approx. 1976. Trucks bring products into the U.S. through the Otay Mesa border crossing where CBP Agriculture Specialists inspect their cargo. Patrol Road in Yuma Sector Map of Jamaica with an engraving of a sugar mill, dated 1851. Bottle containing the tea Thomas Melvill found in his boots after the Boston Tea Party in 1773. The Tea Party participants went to great lengths to ensure no one kept any of the precious tea. When Melvill returned to his home he discovered there were tea leaves in his boots, and so he placed the leaves in a vial and surreptitiously held them for the remainder of his life. Handed down in the Melvill family, the leaves were donated to Boston's Old State House Museum in 1899 by a descendent, Miss Mary Melvill. Deputy Commissioner Doug Browning, Assistant Commissioner Woody Hall and CBPMO Executive Director Charlie Armstrong presented members of the trade community with Plank Awards. Here are the attending representatives of the initial 41 accounts participating in the deployment of the ACE Secure Data Portal. U.S. Customs Service news release from July 8, 1968 discussing that London Bridge was declared an antique. CBP Historical Collections. U.S. Custom-house World Trade Center Building #6 in aftermath of a terrorist attack. The frontispiece of the book. Depicting the then four-year-old custom house in San Francisco. A CBP air interdiction agent patrols the sky in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. (photo by Josh Denmark) The P-3 Long Range Tracker Aircraft detects and tracks multiple targets and the accompanying aircraft intercepts, identifies and tracks those suspect targets. A CBP Officer examines the last bit of cargo to be off loaded from an aircraft. Border Patrol agent inspects a water drainage tunnel that spans from Nogales, Ariz. into Mexcio. (photo by Josh Denmark) Border Patrol agent stationed near Sweet Grass Montana conducts a search of an abandon house just over the US/Canadian border. This puppy is part of the CBP breeding program. Import Specialist at the Port of Long Beach inspects a childs' toy to see that it meets the requirements for lawful entry into the United States. Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard members at a memorial service during National Police Week honoring fallen agents and officers. Members of the Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard with a ceremonial flag in Washington D.C. at a CBP memorial service honoring fallen agents and officers. CBP officer trainee qualifying at one of many firing ranges. Passengers arriving from Haiti are transported by bus to the CBP processing area on Homestead Air Force Base. Loading the DHC-8 aircraft in Puerto Rico for humanitarian support. Using an electron microscope allows technicians to examine the most miniscule elements of any item. This CBP technician examines thin slices of a material to insure its quality. Snow on Face A CBP Cessna C-550 Citation patrolling the seas. President Dwight D. Eisenhower greeting (left to right) Chief Border Patrol Inspector Edwin Dorn, Border Patrol Special Detail Officer Glenn L. Weatherman, and Texas Department of Public Safety Major Spiers on his visit to Del Rio, Texas, Oct. 24, 1960. Del Rio Border Patrol Inspectors gathered near vehicles in 1925. Patrol Inspectors include (left to right) F.L. Centilli, Tom Hulsey, D.F. Kight, Homer E. Watkins, Loy C. Henry, Wesley Stiles, and Quincy Binum. Standing near vehicles is Patrol Inspector Paul White. Example of Normandy vehicle fence in El Centro Sector Illustrations from Harper's Weekly that accompanied the article on Smalls and the commandeering of the Planter. Roger West and M.J. Fiocco Gerry Horner, Census; talks with TSN members representing Expeditors International of Washington. CBP K-9 officer runs a car selected for secondary exam. Tom Futtner, International Trade Administration Wendy Frankel, International Trade Administration Tillinghast, Anna C. M. Equal Suffrage. Beverly, Mass.: The Beverly Beacon - A Women's Newspaper; November 1, 1913; p. 11. CBP Agriculture Specialist finds a pest potentially dangerous to American crops. The second J. Morse line store when under the proprietorship of J.M. Hill, Jr. The store, which gave the hamlet the name Morses Line, straddled the international boundary. Boundary marker no. 621 is positioned in-between the two sets of steps, while the store sign overhead indicates the "Canada" side and "U. S. A." side of the building. This postcard view is from "A History of Franklin, 1789-1989," p.108 (photograph provided by Wilfred Rainville, of Morses Line.) Illustration of the Bates saccharimeter, 1912. The saccharimeter is a version of the polariscope calibrated to use solely for sugar analysis. Source: Handbook of Sugar Analysis, 1912. Herman Melville (1819-1891)1885 portrait by Rockwood, 17 Union Square (West), New York; George Gardner, photographer. This photograph shows Herman Melville at the time of his retirement as a customs inspector at the Port of New York. These Plank Awards were presented to the TSN Committee Trade Co-chairs. London Bridge across the Thames River in England on its first opening day, August 1, 1831. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Photo of a U.S. Customs Blackhawk provides air security around Washington D.C. following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. Thomas C. Eagar, Admeasurer of ships by caricaturist and Customs Examiner Patrick B. Devine. A CBP Black Hawk helicopter conducts a familiarization flight near New York CIty a few days prior to this year's Super Bowl. A CBP UH-60 Black Hawk flies over the northern border near the Washington-Canada border. A member of the CBP Beagle Brigade looks for prohibited agricultural products and meats brought in by arriving passengers. "Dragging" wipes away any footprints or other signs that people are crossing a border road. Later the Border patrol will check for signs that people have crossed the road illegally heading into the U.S. High tech equipment that is mobile is used to see illegal immigrants attempting to cross into the U.S. giving Border Patrol agents an advantage in apprehending violaters. This dog is learning to search on a moving belt with packages similar to those at mail facilities. A CBP Officer directs a truck with a seaport container to an inspection area at a port. Field Operations Assistant Commissioner Thomas C. Winkowski places a white rose in the Valor Memorial Wreath to honor fallen CBP officers and agents. Empty boots, helmets and hats signify those lost in the line of duty in service of Customs and Border Protection at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. during National Police Week. CBP officers have to be in top physical shape to undergo the rigorous training they face while at the academy. Haitian refugees are escorted off an arriving C-17 at Orlando Sanford International Airport on Saturday, January 23. Passengers arriving from Haiti are transported by bus to the CBP processing area on Homestead Air Force Base. Chinese walnuts undergo scrutiny as they enter the U.S. CBP Laboratory personnel use liquid nitrogen to supercool testing equiptment. CBP vehicles are offloaded Jan. 30 just outside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A CBP UH-60 Blackhawk pilot flies over the southern border looking for people entering the United States illegally. High lookout point overlooking the Rio Grande River, June 29, 1961. [Location is still used to overlook Rio Grande River.] Aerial view of Del Rio Sector Headquarters located at 201 East 2nd Street, Del Rio, Texas - 1946. Long view of fence in Tucson Sector Robert Smalls' reappointment is announced in the Cleveland Gazette. Jim Phillips, General Motors; Conrad Henry, USCS Janet Pence, TSN Coordinator. Whether it is a passenger or commercial trucking crossing, CBP officers are there to protect our nation's borders. Rick McManus and Jeff Laxague, both of Customs, give the plenary session a Legal/Policy Update. All of the TSN Committee meetings were well attended. 1925 photograph of the East Boston Immigration Station, located at 287 Marginal Street. Officially opened on April 20, 1920; the station was closed down in 1954. Gladiolus rust, Uromyces transversalis, on the leaves of cut Gladiolus flowers. Construction in San Diego sector, Smuggler’s Gulch. Patent for a type of half shade polariscope used by the U.S. Customs Service. Light passes-through a tube containing sugar solution-into the eye piece, which was rotated to reveal a fully circular clear image. The degree of rotation of the eyepiece corresponds to the level of sucrose, which in turn marks the quality of the sugar product. The Custom House at Salem, Mass.Nathaniel Hawthorne served as customs surveyor for the Port of Salem in this customhouse from 1846-1849. The Surveyor's office was located on the first floor, to the left of the main entrance, with large windows overlooking Derby Wharf, where Hawthorne would gaze in anticipation of a ship's arrival. TSN Coordinator Janet Pence closed out the Conference. The next Conference is scheduled for January 27 - 29, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. Two views of the rebuilt London Bridge at Lake Havasu City in Arizona. The bridge was not reassembled exactly as it was before. The façades were sliced from the stone blocks and adhered to a cement structural support-so it looked like the old bridge, but was sturdier and somewhat smaller. Images from Record Group 412, National Archives and Records Administration. Cleanup at WTC 1940's photograph of the U.S. border inspection station at Morses Line, Vt. The border station was built in 1935 on the west side of Morses Line Road (State Route 235.) A small office for the Customs and Immigration inspectors stationed at the port is accessed from door opening off the canopied driveway. Residential quarters for the officers and their families consisted of living rooms and kitchens at the rear of the first floor, which were accessed by enclosed private entrances on both sides of the building; bedrooms and bathrooms were located on the second floor An identical size border inspection station was constructed in Alburgh Springs, Vt. in 1937, and it too is still in operation today. A CBP surveillance plane readies for takeoff. (photo by Josh Denmark) CBP marine interdiction agent patrol the waters off San Diego. A CBP canine officer screens airport passengers luggage for unlawful or dangerous items. CBP Border Patrol Marine units face toward Mexico to provide cover for other agents on the U.S. side of the river conducting an investigation. CBP Border Patrol agent monitors US/Canadian border near Sweet Grass Montana. Every dog is taken care of by a U.S. Army Veterinarian assigned to the school. Childrens products that are counterfiet are seized as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) violations CBP Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Michael Kostelnik and Field Operations Assistant Commissioner Thomas Winkowski standby to place roses on a wreath honoring fallen CBP officers and agents. A Border Patrol agent holds his trumpet after playing Taps in Washington D.C. at a memorial service during National Police Week. Officers attending the CBP academy participate in role playing scenarios to sharpen their search ability and questioning of passengers and luggage. CBP Flower Inspection N802MR airborne from Isla Grande Airport, Puerto Rico to provide airlift of medical supplies and first aid supplies into San Isidro AFB, Dominican Republic. CBP officers assist a child arriving from Haiti at Homestead Air Force Base. CBP laboratories are capable of identifying oil from specific wells in specific countries. A lab technician tests the integrity of steel pipe as it enters the country. Two CBP Marine unit Midnight Express boats patrol the waters off of Florida's shores. The P-3 Long Range Tracker Aircraft often fly in tandem with the P-3 AEW. Used in this manner, the AEW detects and tracks multiple targets and the accompanying P-3 LRT, intercepts, identifies and tracks those suspect targets. Border Patrol Inspector observing sign of possible illegal border crossers encountered while on Jeep patrol duty near Del Rio, Texas - March 9, 1956. The establishment of a port of entry in Derby Line, Vt., is the result of the relocation of the Customs officer from the town of Derby northward to the international border - quite similar to the movement of the port of entry from the town of Franklin to Morses Line. In this postcard photo, Customs Inspector Ray Phelps (right) stands on the U.S. side of the boundary marker and his Canadian counterpart stands on the Rock Island, P.Q. side. In the background is the famous Haskell Free Library and Opera House that was specifically built straddling the line in order to promote cross-border friendship and community between the Vermonters and Quebecers. Fence breach in Tucson Sector Post-on-rail vehicle fence connecting to Normandy vehicle fence in El Paso Sector Howard Hughes in the doorway of his plane, surrounded by press and well-wishers, shortly after setting the round-the-world record. Plenary session members eCustoms Partnership panel members Gail Raper, Paul Nicolaisen, and Dan Mariottini. One face at the border is the motto for Customs and Border Protection. The Plenary sessions were well attended, there was barely an empty seat in the house. Assistant Commissioner Jayson Ahern talks with Sandi Villeneuve, Central Trucking Inc. Boston's Long Wharf immigrant station (second floor) & freight shed, circa 1904. The roofline of the Custom House Block is visible at the right end of the station. This Beagle finds an illegal food product that may contain pests harmful to U.S. agriculture. Joint Levee-Wall project with Hidalgo County, Texas. Philadelphia laboratory, circa 1948. Chief Chemist William C. Beard on the left, and Charles Curtis on the right, are shown dividing raw sugar for sampling. Janet Pence, TSN Coordinator, opens the conference with a welcome to the membership. Charlie Armstrong, Executive Director, CBP Modernization Office, welcomes attendees to the September 2003 TSN Conference Plenary Session. The McCulloch family, a "London Beefeater," and C.V. Wood watch as a granite block is unloaded in Arizona. Courtesy of Lake Havasu Museum of History. An aerial view of the NYC Custom-house and surrounding area. Though construction began in 1848, the New Orleans customhouse was still a building-in-progress when the U.S. Customs Service moved into the first floor in 1856. Confederate forces, and later the Union Army, occupied the unfinished structure during the Civil War. Construction resumed in 1871. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the customhouse was renovated and reopened in 2011. (CBP History reference collections) A CBP Bell Huey II readies for takeoff. (photo by Josh Denmark) A CBP Air unit Citation Jet patrols the waters off of a National Park of the United States. CBP Officers conduct a routine interview with the pilot of a small commercial aircraft after a flight. A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S. Sometimes the United States Border Patrol utilizes horses in difficult terrain to insure the safety of the nation's border. Seized illegal drugs are used to create training aids for the dogs. A CBP Officer inspects a Truck at a Port for Radioactive Material. A Customs and Border Protection officer stands guard in Washington D.C. at a memorial service during National Police Week. A U.S. Flag is presented to the CBP Honor Guard to be displayed in honor of all of CBP's fallen officers and agents. All CBP trainees have to go through rigorous baton training. A CBP officer stands by as EMTs assist an arriving Haitian passenger requiring medical assistance at the Orlando Sanford International Airport. A CBP officer waits with one of the 79 orphans arriving from Haiti in Sanford, Fla. on January 23. Even shoes are dissected and recorded. CBP Laboratory personnel apply ultraviolet light to see things not ordinarily visible to the naked eye. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with tactical agents demonstrating fast-rope techniques. A CBP UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington. Group photograph of Del Rio Sector officers taken in front of Del Rio Sector Headquarters - 1950. Example of landing mat fence in El Centro Sector Example of a bollard fence in El Centro Sector Hughes' plane landing at Floyd Bennett Field on its final touchdown for the round the world record, with the crowds on either side of the runway. Adi and Gil. Former Commissioner of Customs, George Weise, a member of the TSN. CBP officer uses a Marihuana test kit at the southern port of entry in Hidalgo TX. Both TSN Committee meetings and Cross-Committee meetings were held. The Transition Committee learned about the role of the ACE Ambassador. East Boston Immigration Station. 1922 view from Boston Harbor, before second story was added and the landing pier relocated. A long-horned beetle, Rhytidodera bowringii, discovered in a container of granite counter tops. Pedestrian fence under construction in Eagle Pass, Del Rio sector. Chief Chemist Walter L. Howell analyzing sugar at the New Orleans laboratory, 1906. The flasks on the left contained sugar in solution, while the ones on the right incorporated a small amount of lead acetate to determine impurities. Other members attended the Release 3 User Interface Presentation for Carriers. Conference participants attended the ACE Release 3 User Interface Presentation in group broken out by trade sector. Vintage postcard - franked in 1909 - shows the U.S. Custom House on Main Street in Franklin, Vt., with Customs Deputy Collector and Inspector Adolphus Dewing Whitney and the U.S. Customs Service flag displayed. Picture of the clearing process. The customhouse was still under construction when the Civil War began. In addition to deterioration from its unfinished state, the building was damaged by shelling. Construction resumed in 1870. (Library of Congress image [LC-DIG-pga-01103]) Two CBP Marine unit Midnight Express boats patrol the waters off of Florida's shores. Two CBP Air unit UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters patrol the southwest border region. If you commit a crime involving CBP you are likely to be processed on criminal charges immediately. A Border Patrol Agent gets ready to begin a day of work with his horse along the Southwest Border. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas process illegal immigrants who attempted to enter the U.S. CBP officers listen as they receive advice from the director of the Canine Enforcement Training Center, Lee Titus. With a mobile truck x-ray a seaport container is checked for contraband. A CBP officer carries roses in which key officials from the Office's of Air and Marine, Field Operations and Border Patrol will place in the wreath to honor the fallen CBP officers and agents. A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent stands at attention during the Valor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony in Washington, D.C. Officers undergoing weapons retention class at the Federal Law Enforcement training Center. A CBP officer waits in the processing area with one of the orphans arriving from Haiti. A CBP officer takes a headcount of the Haitian orphans that arrived to Orlando Sanford International Airport on Saturday, January 23. CBP Laboratory personnel check textiles imported into the U.S. A CBP lab technician makes pseudo drugs intended to assist canine officers train their dogs. A CBP Air unit Citation Jet patrols the waters off of a National Park of the United States. The Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 is a multirole patrol aircraft equipped with multimode radar and electro-optical/infrared sensors that can detect and track maritime and surface targets. Patrol Inspector Albert Blakeway on horse patrol of border near Indio, Texas - 1942. Example of expanded metal mesh fence in Yuma Sector Example of a bollard vehicle fence in El Paso Sector Manifest No. 152 was issued on July 9, 1938 for Howard Hughes, whose signature appears as Master. The full name of the plane was "New York World's Fair 1939." Grover Whalen, president of the Fair, backed the trip as a way to invite other nations to participate. Rumors of the flight hit the newspapers over a week before, with reports that the Department of Commerce granted Hughes a permit from New York to Paris. Jim Phillips, General Motors, Trade CO-Chair - Revenue Committee Panel member M.J. Fiocco, Department of Transportation A train is positioned prior to being x-rayed by a high tech full train x-ray. Participating Government Agency (PGA) Panel members (left to right): Andrew Rylyk, International Trade Commission; M.J. Fiocco, Department of Transportation; Richard Baldwin, Food and Drug Administration. Outside formal committee meetings work continues. Here, members of the TSN Revenue Committee meet informally. 1934 aerial view of East Boston and Boston Harbor (with immigration station highlighted.) This view shows the second story of the station that was added after 1929 and the fenced rooftop recreation area for the use of the immigrants detained at the station, which was added sometime between 1925 and 1931. Agriculture Specialists check inside cherry tomatoes coming into the Port of Long Beach for potential pests. Vehicle fence in El Paso sector, New Mexico. The U.S. Customs Service used optical instruments like this half shade polariscope, patented in 1907, for at least sixty years in sugar analysis. Accuracy was critical. Small degrees of difference in the samples translated to substantial overall duties assessed across a whole shipment. Janet Shearn, UPS, provided the perspective of a large carrier on the Release 4 Truck Manifest Status Update panel. The TSN Transition Committee meeting is in full swing. View of WTC from above. A U.S. Customs Agent surveys the damage inside the Customhouse in NYC following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. When he heard of plans to run the blockade with a shipment of bacon intended for the rebellion, U.S. Consul George Abbot wrote from England to In this cartoon illustration, Union military cats, atop bales of cotton, kill "Southern rats" at the blockaded port. (Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society [nhnycw/aj aj08022]) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with tactical agents demonstrating fast-rope techniques. A CBP AW-139 helicopter lands in a remote area. Port of New York shoreline. (CBP historical collections, 1949) The U.S. Mexican border, U.S. is on the left side of the photo. Border Patrol agents conduct pat downs of migrants caught crossing the border illegally in the Imperial Valley Sector. At the end of a successful training cycle the rigorous process of training a dog is worth all of the effort. Seaport containers are removed from a ship for further inspection. CBP Honor Guard and Bagpipe and Drum Corps members stand at the ready to start this years Valor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony held in Washington D.C. Members of the Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard carry a folded ceremonial flag in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen officers and agents. CBP officers qualifying at the FLETC firing range. A multinational rescue team prepares for their flight in a CBP UH-60 helicopter. CBP officers wait by the flight lines at Homestead Air Force Base for C-130 aircrafts to land carrying Haitian refugees. CBP can use a mobile laboratory when needed at port of entries around the U.S. An exact kilo of drugs is weighed for processing. A CBP AS-350 A-Star helicopter conducts routine patrol in San Diego. Two CBP Air unit UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters patrol the southwest border region. Carrizo Springs Border Patrol Station - 1949. Example of post-on-rail vehicle fence in El Paso Sector Example of a bollard fence in El Centro Sector Floyd Bennett Field on Long Island, New York, was a site where one record after another was set and broken in rapid succession during the golden era of aviation between the two world wars. In this photograph, Hughes and his crew prepare to set out for Paris from the Field on the first leg of their tour. Their 91-hour adventure generated publicity for the World's Fair, set to open the following year -- and made Howard Hughes an international celebrity. Maria Navarrete talking with Allison Suliveras. Rick Rodman, eCP; Chuck Woods, Census Specialized x-ray equipment looks through a van for contraband that may be hidden inside. And there was lots of discussion on the breaks. Left to right: Tim Van Oost, BP America; Art Litman, FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc.; and Millie Gleason, Customs. Michael Crowe, Federal Communications Commission 19th century stereoscopic view of Long Wharf in Boston Harbor. The large stone building last on the left is the Custom House Block, which still stands today. At the very end of the wharf, there is a single storey freight shed, similar to the sheds in the foreground. An immigrant station was constructed on top of this of this shed (see next photo) that would serve as the Boston immigrant station until 1920 Hot Peppers recently unloaded from trucks crossing into the U.S. await inspection by CBP Agriculture Specialists. Sunrise near Monument 8, vehicle fence at the Santa Teresa, New Mexico Station located in the El Paso sector. Excerpt from a transcript of James A. Garfield's speech before the United States House of Representatives on the sugar tariff, 1879. Garfield became the 20th president of the United States. Barry O'Brien, Hasbro, makes up the other half of the trade team presenting Entry Transactions Via the Web Portal. Plenary session presenters encourage audience participation. Here, Ken Bargteil, representing the NCBFAA, makes a point. A cross blessed by clergy in ceremony held outside building 6. American Flag out of an office window. Though this cartoon comically portrays southern efforts to court English support, the Union was concerned about potential British assistance to the Confederacy. (Library of Congress image [LC-USZ62-113737]) A pair of CBP's unmanned aircraft in Sierra Vista, Ariz. The P-3 Airborne Early Warning Aircraft is utilized primarily for long-range patrols along the entire U.S. border, and in source and transit zone countries, throughout Central and South America. Salvatore Sollazzo, 45, and his wife Jeanne, 28, Feb 26, 1951. Border Patrol agent uses All Terrain Vehicle to conduct routine patrols near the US/Canadian border near Sweet Grass Montana. Illegal migrants are placed in holding facilities before they are returned to Mexico. The leash between a handler and a dog does not represent a relationship of Master and Slave; it connects the two and makes them one. A CBP officer watches a monitor as he operates a mobile truck x-ray over a seaport container. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Jayson Ahern places his hand over his heart while CBP officers and agents offer a final salute in Washington D.C. at a memorial service during National Police Week. A U.S. Flag is folded during a ceremony held to honor all of Customs and Border Protections fallen officers and agents. Officer trainees participating in their final physical training test. Airborne photos of the U.S. Embassy in Haiti. A Creole speaking CBP officer talks to an injured Haitian family entering the U.S. aboard a flight arriving to Homestead Air Force Base. CBP Laboratory personnel prepare samples for testing. CBP Laboratory personnel grind samples of marble material imported to the U.S. for testing. A CBP Marine officer sets off to patrol along the coast of Puerto Rico. A CBP AW-139 helicopter lands in a remote area. Border Patrol Inspector concealed in brush prepared to apprehend illegal Mexican entrants on trail leading from river crossing near Del Rio, Texas, March 12, 1956. Example of a “legacy” bollard fence with cantilever in San Diego Sector Repaired landing mat fence in El Paso Sector Advance planning was necessary to pass over or land on foreign soil. In a race for a world record, prior arrangements for food, fuel and any needed repairs were essential to minimize time on the ground at each stopover. Requests were made for stops in Canada that Hughes ended up bypassing in an effort to gain time. Entry Committee Members. eCustoms Partnership panel members Gail Raper, Paul Nicolaisen, and Rod MacDonald, USCS, enhances the discussion with information on deployment. A medallion marks the spot where the U.S. and Mexican border meet. Cropped view of map of Vermont in 1895, showing the location of "Morses Line" on the Vermont/Quebec international border, and the relationship of the hamlet to the town of Franklin. Rand McNally & Co. Atlas of the World (Vermont), 1895 Trade Panel member Leigh Schmid representing The Limited also addressed the plenary session. Vicki Hodziewich, former Director of Workforce Transition, Customs Modernization Office, presented the Mission and Vision of Customs Modernization. Campaigning for women's suffrage in 1913. Women would not win the right to vote until the passage of the 19th Amendment on Aug. 18, 1920 CBP agriculture specialist inspects cocoa beans. Pedestrian fence in El Centro sector, California. This sugar balance and trier (scoop) were used by U.S. Customs Service in preparing sugar for testing. They were manufactured to precise specifications to insure equality in sampling across all of Customs. Chip Bown, Fed Ex Trade Networks, and Jim Phillips, General Motors, participate on the panel for the Release 3 Status Update. This plaque was presented to Stuart P. Seidel after completing his study of and suggestions for the Vietnamese Customs Code. (Courtesy Stuart P. Seidel) Gods House written on the side of 6 WTC. U.S. Custom- house World Trade Center Building #6 in aftermath of a terrorist attack. The Richmond customhouse was newly built by the federal government in 1861, but served as the Confederate Treasury during the Civil War. (Library of Congress image [LC-DIG-ppmsca-08233]) A CBP AS-350 A-Star helicopter conducts routine patrol in San Diego. A CBP midnight express' in pursuit along the northern border region. Customs inspectors of the New York Cargo Division checking the Queen Elizabeth. (CBP historical collections, 1949) CBP Border Patrol Marine units patrol the waterways of our Nation's borders. A CBP Border Patrol bycycle unit on patrol in McAllen TX. At a nearby warehouse an explosive detection dog searches for explosives. A CBP Officer displays a large bag of seized counterfeit Viagra phamaceuticals. A CBP Border Patrol agent and the CBP Honor Guard await the start of the Valor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony during National Police Week in Washington, D.C. Deputy Commissioner Jayson Ahern takes a moment to reflect after he lays a wreath in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen officers and agents of CBP. CBP officer trainees take the step test. CBP Flower Inspection A CBP officer welcomes Haitian passengers to the U.S. at Homestead Air Force Base where humanitarian flights are arriving 24 hours a day carrying people misplaced in the earthquake. CBP officers from the Miami Field Office assist Haitian earthquake survivors as they arrive at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida on January 16. Counting goose feathers assures that the product that is described to the consumer is correct. A fake alligator head is just one of the unusual items that CBP labs must check. CBP planes patrol the airspace near the southwest border. The P-3 Airborne Early Warning Aircraft is utilized primarily for long-range patrols along the entire U.S. border, and in source and transit zone countries, throughout Central and South America. Patrol Inspector Albert Blakeway at U.S. Border Patrol horse patrol camp located near Indio, Texas - 1942. Fence damage in Yuma Sector Example of a bollard fence in Tucson Sector The "List of Stores" is not attached to the Hughes manifest, but we can speculate on what he carried based on his advance requests for the landing sites. Detailed in his flight operations manual, at Paris, Hughes asked for "15 gallons of Poland water in one or one half gallon bottles with unbroken seals, 12 quarts of pasteurized milk in one quart sealed bottles, 3 lbs. of fried chicken, 15 lbs. of dry ice, 5 gallons of hot coffee, ready to be poured in ship's thermos bottles, 5 hot dinners, individually packed, consisting of lamb chops, baked potatoes, and fresh string beans, and a container of coffee" along with oil, gasoline, and spare parts. Dave McCauley, Freightek, Inc; George Weise, Vastera Tom Anastasi, FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc., Trade CO-Chair - Release SubCommittee A CBP officer speaks with individuals as they enter the United States. A view of the Morses Line Hamlet Dale Dickerson, U.S. Census Bureau and a long line for those waiting to register. Anna C. M. Tillinghast is sworn-in for her second four year term as district commissioner of immigration for the port of Boston in February 1931. Judge Harold Williams administers the oath. In 1933, Tillinghast was removed from office after two years into her second appointment because Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt had been elected president. Crysanthemum white rust, Puccinia horiana ,on the upper leaf surface and stem of an infected Crysanthemum. Infected Crysanthemums are unmarketable resulting in large economic losses. Yuma sector pedestrian fence. Title page and excerpt from a pamphlet arguing against the sugar tariff, 1880. Sharon Mazur, Acting Executive Director, Customs and Border Protection Modernization Office, speaks to the plenary session at the January 2004 Trade Support Network conference. As an attorney in the Chief Counsel's office at Customs headquarters in Washington, Stuart P. Seidel was invited to Saigon in 1972 to review the draft customs code of the Republic of Vietnam. He worked with Officer Nguyen Tan Thanh to study the laws and suggest modifications. Most of the recommendations in his final 56-page report were adopted in the new Vietnamese Customs Code. This image is from a photocopy of Mr. Seidel's Vietnam identification card; the original was turned in when he left the country. (Courtesy Stuart P. Seidel) Customs agents review the damage from inside the NYC Customhouse after the terrorist attack. American Flag flying outside building 6. Though this cartoon comically portrays southern efforts to court English support, the Union was concerned about potential British assistance to From the Union perspective, the blockade was a success, heralded in lyrics like the following: "The rebels now stand trembling, they see their game's play'd out, They thought that France and England, would join them in the South But to their great disaster, John Bull's too much afraid, He only put his horns out, and roar'd at the blockade." (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress [cw 103060]) A CBP marine interdiction agent on patrol along the coast of Puerto Rico. An arriving passenger at Newark [N.J.] Liberty International Airport uses a Global Entry kiosk to enter the U.S. (photo by Josh Denmark) RMS Queen Elizabeth approaching New York Harbor. (CBP historical collections, 1949) CBP Marine units patrol the southern most portion of the Rio Grande river in Texas. A CBP Border Patrol Agent investigates a potential landing area for illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande River in Texas. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Mayorkas addresses 2014 Trade Symposium. Port of Long Beach CA. A Border Patrol bagpiper plays at a memorial ceremony held in Washington D.C. during National Police Week. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Jayson Ahern lays a wreath in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen agents and officers of CBP. Physical fitness is a high priority at the Academy; CBP officers need to be in top shape before entering the academy. One of two CBP UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters flying three missions a day from San Isidro Air Force Base in the Dominican Republic. CBP officers from the Miami Field Office assist Haitian earthquake survivors as they arrive at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida on January 16. CBP Laboratory personnel check the genetic markers of imported food products. Laboratory technicians perform highly skilled analysis of many types of needs. A group of CBP UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters on patrol in the Caribbean. A Customs and Border Protection UH-60 Black Hawk patrols along the northwest border of the U.S. Traffic Check Highway 277 north of Del Rio in late 1950s. Example of fence in Tucson Sector Example of steel mesh fence in El Paso Sector Cartoon: Treasury Hen Michele Brown registering David Katzman, C.H. Powell. U. S. Customs Service panel members Anne Lombardi, Millie Gleason and John Dura. CBP officer inspects the cab of a truck at the northern border port of Sweetgrass Montana. Morses Line today - looking from the U.S. border inspection station northward on Morses Line Road (Vt. Route 235.) The one-story white building on the right side of the road with blue sign on the roof is the Morses Line, Province Québec border inspection station, constructed in 1952. The farm complex on the near right side of Morses Line Road, the border station, and the Rainville farm survive. There is little else left of the once thriving hamlet of Morses Line - except the name. Another question from Art Litman, Fed Ex Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc. A panel of representatives from the Trade gave a recap of the Account Functional Workshops. From left to right: Andee Kirk, Philip Morris USA; Kelly Ausherman, Boyds Collection Ltd.; Josie Duran, UPS Freight Services; and Jim Casler, Customs. A CBP officer inspects a huge shipment of peppers arriving from Mexico through El Paso, Texas. CBP agriculture specialist at work at Miami International Airport. Pedestrian Fence construction in Eagle Pass, Del Rio sector. View of the U.S. Custom House (at left) on Main Street in Franklin, Vermont, with Customs flag flying and Deputy Collector & Inspector Adolphus Dewing Whitney standing on the town scale. Mr. Whitney and his family lived in the house standing next to the general store on the right. Vintage postcard photo franked in 1909. An 'Electronic Meeting' format allowed members to type in their questions and comments during the Release 3 User Interface Presentation for Brokers and Vendors. USAID/Customs men at a reunion. Front row: George Roberts, Saigon; Arthur E. Ouellette, Laos. Back row: Walter J. Pardaen, Senior Customs Representative, Paris-on special assignment in Saigon; William Shaw, James Foster and Ernest Bennet, all Laos. (Customs Today, May 1966) Cleanup at WTC A close aerial view of building six of the WTC, the NYC Custom-house. When he heard of plans to run the blockade with a shipment of bacon intended for the rebellion, U.S. Consul George Abbot wrote from England to Assistant Secretary of State F. William Seward in the United States, hoping to intercept the illicit cargo. (CBP History reference collections) CBP planes patrol the airspace near the southwest border. A cruise boat arrives from the Caribbean into New York City, where CBP officers will process passengers. (photo by Josh Denmark) New York Customs officers removing gold bars found concealed in the fender of Saul Chabot's vehicle. (CBP historical collections, 1951) Often Border Patrol agents will patrol remote areas alone. Border Patrol BORSTAR team members effect a difficult rescue in the extreme conditions of a Texas desert. A cargo container is removed from a ship and unoading at the Red Hook, N.Y. port of entry. A CBP officer prioritizes arriving cargo. A Border Patrol agent who is a member of the Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard lays a wreath in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen officers and agents of CBP. CBP personnel render a salute at the beginning of the Valor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony during National Police Week in Washington, D.C. Luggage coming into the U.S. from Haiti is inspected in the CBP processing area on Homestead Air Force Base. CBP officers wait plane side to offload Haitian refugees and assist them to the processing area. CBP Laboratory personnel check foriegn shrimp imported into the U.S. Grains are tested before being allowed into the U.S. A CBP Air unit UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter intimidates two vehicles on a remote air strip in America's southwest border region. Images of monuments 2 on the U.S.-Mexico border. Border Patrol Officers guarding President Dwight D. Eisenhower's route of travel at Border Patrol Sector Headquarters in Del Rio Texas, Oct. 24, 1960. Close-up of aesthetic fence in El Centro Sector Long view of landing mat fence in El Centro Sector Cartoon: Inquisition Kathy Hansen of CNF Transportation registering. Janet Pence A CBP officer checks an individual's luggage after being x-rayed. Mobile Station Lee Sandler, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA. talks with Assistant Commissioner Jayson Ahern, Customs Office of Field Operations. John Peterson, C.H. Powell, representing the NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America) A CBP officer inspects a shipment of peppers upon arrival at Red Hook, N.Y. (photo by Josh Denmark) An agriculture specialist at Miami International Airport inspects flowers. Cerrudo Services construction workers assemble fence in El Paso. The Boston Custom House on Custom House Street, between Broad and India Streets. Constructed in 1810, this building served as the customhouse until 1849. At the time Maj. Thomas Melvill and Nathaniel Hawthorne worked here the building consisted of only two stories topped by a similar pediment displaying the American eagle. Melvill served as customs surveyor (1810-1814) and then customs naval officer (1814-1830) in this building during the last 20 years of his career with the U.S. Customs Service.Nathaniel Hawthorne served as a customs measurer of coal and salt in this building from Jan. 21, 1839 until Jan. 1, 1841. Rob Rattray, representing Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency, has a question for the presenters. Denise Crawford of the U.S. Customs Service holds a Vietnamese refugee. Between April 26 and May 30, 1975, military customs inspectors-under the supervision of U.S. Customs advisors-processed more than 60,000 U.S.-bound Vietnamese refugees at Guam and Subic Bay, the Philippines. (Update '75, U.S. Treasury) Crosses found in the rubble. In his letter to President Lincoln, Gideon Wells seeks to clarify the legal underpinnings of the blockade of southern ports. A partial transcription reads: "If the interdiction is to be by Blockade, then the rules and principles of inter-national law must govern-the Confederate States must be considered and treated as a distinct nationality-their collectors, revenue officers, clearance, registers &c are to be recognized as legitimate. But, if the interdiction is to be by the closing of the ports, which is a legal, municipal enactment of our own government, asserting, and carrying into effect its own authority within our own jurisdiction, then the collectors of the Confederate States, are to be regarded as nullitys, their registries and clearances of no account, and those who disregard our authority and laws, do so at their peril." (Library of Congress, American Memory Collection, Abraham Lincoln Papers) Historical Society [nhnycw/aj aj78002]) A CBP UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies over an island in Puerto Rico searching for people seeking asylum in the U.S. Bicyclist prepares to enter the dedicated SENTRI lane for frequent crossers at San Ysidro, Calif. port of entry. (photo by Josh Denmark) Diamonds concealed in a hollowed out broom handle, discovered by Customs inspectors on board the Queen Elizabeth. (CBP historical collections, 1949) Border Patrol agent places a Mexican National under arrest for transporting drugs into the U.S. CBP agent scans Imperial Valley area for signs of illegal crossings. Cargo containers arrive at U.S. seaport and await CBP processing. Checking cargo coming into the U.S. by ship requires good organization and planning. A CBP officer and an Air and Marine agent play bagpipes in Washington D.C at a memorial service honoring fallen officers and agents during National Police Week. A U.S. Flag is folded during a ceremony held to honor all of Customs and Border Protection's fallen agents and officers. CBP Flower Inspection CBP Flower Inspection A CBP officer talks to a family arriving from Haiti. Unloading medical supplies at San Isidro Air Force Base, Dominican Republic. Precise amounts of drugs are measured before testing. CBP officer and Border Patrol agent A CBP UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flies over an island in Puerto Rico searching for people seeking asylum in the US. International Monument No. 163, located in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona. Border Patrol Inspector following sign leading to hiding place of illegal Mexican entants shortly after they had effected illegal entry into the United States by wading the Rio Grande River near Del Rio, Texas, March 12, 1956. Example of a bollard secondary fence in San Diego Sector Home of Robert Smalls in Beaufort, SC, that had belonged to his former master.Smalls' purchase of the house was contested in court and was decided in his favor by the U.S. Supreme Court. Page from Register of Employees Gene Rosengarden, ITC, Chairman - ITDS Board of Directors, and Max Castillo, FDA, panel moderator Chuck Woods CBP officer checks finger prints of an individual entering the U.S. Baton Rouge Station Betsy Durant, Executive Director, Trade Compliance and Facilitation, discusses Transactions via the Internet. Larry Rosenzweig was introduced as the Customs Modernization Office Business Executive. A CBP officer inspects food cargo within a truck at Red Hook in Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo by Josh Denmark) Patrol Road in El Paso Sector U.S. Border Patrol Agent Martin Hernandez stands at the 18-foot tall pedestrian fence at the Santa Teresa port of entry in New Mexico. New York Custom House at 55 Wall Street.The offices of the collectors of customs were located in this building during the period Herman Melville worked as a customs inspector. Melville spent his working days as an inspector on the "outside" on various of the wharves that lined the North River (now the Hudson River). He and his partner(s) were responsible for renting their own "office" space to accommodate themselves and their equipment. When asked how he had managed to retain his job through many changes of administration, Melvill replied that he seldom made an appearance at the Wall Street customhouse -- in other words, the politicians forgot about the quiet, withdrawn older man toiling dutifully under adverse conditions that eventually broke his health and mental stability. Conference attendees register for the January 2004 Trade Support Network Plenary Session held in Torrance, California. In Saigon, Nguyen Van Loc, director general of the Vietnamese Customs Directorate, leans upon one of 14 fast river patrol boats supplied to Vietnamese Customs by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Donald G. MacDonald, USAID director to Vietnam; Tran Van Kien, minister of finance; Alexander R. Honoré, U.S. Customs advisor; Le Xuan Long, captain of the customs service boat fleet and an unidentified USAID advisor look on. (Customs Today, January 1967) Photo of a U.S. Customs Air Interdiction unit from Tucson Az make their way to Washington D.C. after being unloaded from C5A aircraft at Dover AFB to support enforcement actions following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack. James Longstreet had a notable career with the U.S. Army before resigning his position and becoming a Confederate Brigadier General for the south in 1861. After the war, his old friend and newly-elected United States President Ulysses S. Grant helped him regain his U.S. citizenship under federal amnesty. Longstreet served as Surveyor of Customs for the Port of New Orleans from 1869-1873, the first of several distinguished positions with the U.S. government. (CBP History reference collections.) Customs and Border Protection works side by side with interagency partners at the Caribbean Air and Marine Operations Center. A CBP officer checks a passenger's luggage and documents. Fender compartment concealing 270 pounds of gold bullion wrapped in small packages. (CBP historical collections, 1951) CBP Border Patrol agent does a pat down of a Mexican being returned to Mexico. CBP Border Patrol agents use horses in the most severe enviroments that regular vehicles cannot negotiate. An aerial view of the port of Newark, N.J. (photo by Josh Denmark) The Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach is the largest and busiest port in the U.S., handling about 45 percent of all containers incoming into Customs and Border Protection. A Customs and Border Protection officer carries a ceremonial flag in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen officers and agents during National Police Week. CBP officer negotiates an arrest after being sprayed with OC. TSA assists an injured Haitian going through the CBP Passport Primary section of Orlando Sanford International Airport. CBP Laboratory personnel pour liquid into testing equipment. CBP Laboratory personnel prepare to analyze materials imported into the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano provides an overview of public safety and transportation plans for the week. Two CBP Air Interdiction officers stop a suspicious small two engine plane on a runway. Monument No. 210 is located a few miles east of Gordon's Well, Imperial County, California. Courtesy David Taylor, "Border Monument No. 210, N 32° 42.352' W 114° 54.596, 2009." Ground crews working with Del Rio Sector aircraft in search for illegal immigrants in early 1960s. Example of a wire mesh fence in El Centro Sector The Planter before it was retrofitted as a gunboat. Bill to Resolve Accounts Laurie Dempsey, USCS, discusses the Account Portal Federal Register Notice. Conference attendess enjoying a coffee break CBP officer checks documents at the Sweetgrass MT point of entry New Orleans Station Susan Hassett, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Peter Max's vibrant designs once greeted visitors entering the U.S. through land crossings. Spectrum of America featuring colorful cloud-like The artist Peter Max displaying his signature style of cosmic characters in New York City, 1970. Copyright Bettmann/CORBIS An agriculture specialists looks for results of a test given to imported flowers. Patrol road in Tucson Sector A Border Patrol Jeep drives alongside a secondary border fence at the border between San Diego sector and Tijuana. Map of lower Manhattan showing locations where Herman Melville was born, lived and worked throughout his life. Bob DeCamp, A.N. Deringer Inc, is one half of the trade team presenting Entry Transactions Via the Web Portal. Shipments of bridge blocks from London to the port at Long Beach were made via Scandinavian freighters, including the Fossum out of Norway and container ships of Sweden's Johnson Line. Image from The Reading Eagle, July 5, 1968. The NYC Customhouse, building six of the WTC, from directly overhead. Bales of southern cotton are loaded onto carts headed into Mexico. Though the Union blockade of seaports and inland waterways was relatively successful, cutting off trade on the southern border with Mexico was not feasible. (Library of Congress image [LC-USZ62-119594]) Two CBP marine unit Midnight Express boats patrol the waters off Miami. A CBP Officer uses new technologies to process passengers. Salvatore Sollazzo leaving Federal Court, Mar 7, 1951. Border Patrol agent sits next to an improvised fence to protect them against rocks that are thrown from the Mexican side of the border. CBP Marine units patrol the Rio Grande River. Trucks carry cargo containers away from the Newark, N.J. port of entry after clearing CBP processing. (photo by Josh Denmark) Ribbons with the names of fallen Border Patrol agents fly alongside the Border Patrol flag at a memorial service in Washington D.C. CBP Honor Guard members march in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen agents and officers. CBP officers are thought how to defend themselves with OC spray. A U.S. Army interpreter helps take care of one of the Haitian orphans arriving at Orlando Sanford International Airport on January 23. CBP officers at Orlando Sanford International Airport welcomed passengers on the first arriving U.S. Air Force evacuation flight from Haiti on January 16. CBP Laboratory personnel prepare samples of metal to be analyzed. CBP labs process a wide variety of items under very exacting conditions. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano provides an overview of public safety and transportation plans for the week. A Customs and Border Protection Safe Boat Marine Unit patrol the waters near Bellingham, Washington. Monument No. 258, situated between the western boundaries of the U.S. and Mexico. Linewatch duty along the Rio Grande River near Del Rio, Texas, in mid-1960s. Example of bollard fence repair in Tucson Sector Robert Smalls' contract with the Union as Master of the Planter. Cartoon: The Sub-Treasurers' Meeting Camara Allen, USCS. Vicki Hodziewich, USCS; Chuck Woods, Census; Peter Slutsky, Flagship Customs Service Dave McCauley, Freightek, Inc., has a question for the presenter. Kathy Hansen, CNF Transportation, Inc., poses a question to one of the presenters. Peter Max's One Nation, seen on the right, once featured at the Whitetail, Mont., port of entry. Courtesy U.S. DOT Volpe Center. Chipping away at wood pallets that bring products into the U.S. an Agriculture Specialist looks for wood boring pests. Example of a patrol road Fence on sand dunes in Yuma sector, California. Maj. Thomas Melvill (1751-1832) The Conference opened with Committee Meetings. Here the TSN ITDS Committee kicks off their meeting. The first shipment of granite in its cargo containers at the Surrey docks in England. All 10,276 pieces of stone were methodically numbered so that the bridge could be reassembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle. Courtesy of Lake Havasu Museum of History. A view of the debris field from the collapsed Twin Towers. Cropped view of Franklin County, Vt. map in 1871, showing location of "store J. Morse" on the Vermont/Quebec international border and the relationship of the line store to the town of Franklin. Credit: F.W. Beers & Co. Atlas of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, Vermont, 1871. New York, N.Y. A cheerful blockade runner holds the reigns of a cargo-laden alligator bound for the New Orleans market. (Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society [nhnycw/aj aj78002]) The Pilatus PC-12, multirole enforcement aircraft can deploy rapidly and operate safely in remote areas. It provides mission versatility, including air interdiction and aerial surveillance to the fleet of A&M aircraft. A member of the CBP Beagle Brigade stops to investigate an arriving passenger's luggage looking for prohibited agricultural products or meats. Beebe Plain, Vt. and Beebe Plain, Que. are unique in that the international border runs down the center of Canusa St. separating American residents on the south side of the street from their Canadian neighbors across the street on the north side. In the above postcard photo, the American and Canadian postmasters stand outside their respective post offices. The boundary marker stands to the right of the center steps leading to the U.S. post office - a similar situation found in the Morses Line store, where the marker was in the center of the two sets of entry steps. Border Patrol agents reads the Miranda rights to a Mexican national arrested for transporting drugs. The Air Support unit provides invaluable assistance to Border Patrol Officers on the ground for both operations and rescue. A CBP officer inspects a battery included in a child's toy vehicle. Border Patrol agents salute their fallen comrades at a memorial service in Washington, D.C. during National Police Week. CBP Honor Guard members carry the U.S. Flag at the beginning of the Valor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony in Washington, D.C. CBP officer trainees have to undergo strict OC training, including being sprayed them self. Unloading medical supplies at San Isidro Air Force Base, Dominican Republic. U.S. Army interpreters and Red Cross volunteers assist CBP at Orlando Sanford International airport which received 79 Haitian orphans on January 23. To protect consumers and businesses this vase, indicated as granite, will be analyzed to see if it is in fact as described. Counterfeiting CD's is violation of Intellectual Property. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano provides an overview of public safety and transportation plans for the week. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine officers work side by side with Army and Air force National Guard members in Puerto Rico. Images of monuments 185 on the U.S.-Mexico border. Patrol Inspectors gathered near Del Rio, Texas in 1925. Inspectors include (left to right) Homer E. Watkins, F. L. Centilli, Tom Hulsey, Wesley Stiles, D.L. Kight, Loy C. Henry, and Quincy Binum. On the hill is Patrol Inspector Paul White. Example of Normandy vehicle fence in El Paso Sector Smalls Himself Illustration: The Times Entry Committee Members. CBP point of entry in Hidalgo TX Customs Modernization Office, Executive Director Charlie Armstrong presented information on Modernization Governance. The biggest turn out ever for The Trade Support Network led to a hectic registration.................. Peter Max's vibrant designs once greeted visitors entering the U.S. through land crossings. Spectrum of America featuring colorful cloud-like silhouettes is one of seven designs Max created for GSA's border mural project. San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry, approx. 1980. CBP agriculture specialist examines flower stems. Washed out construction road in Tucson Sector Chart from 1897 atlas showing sugar and molasses import and consumption values. Henry A. Smythe, collector of customs for the Port of New York 1866-1869Herman Melville met Henry Smythe in Switzerland, which proved to be the means by which Melville finally managed to acquire a federal job in the New York Custom House. Smythe was appointed collector of customs for the collection district of New York on May 10, 1866. In lieu of obtaining the usual political endorsements, Melville applied for a job directly to Smythe, and he was rewarded with an appointment as a customs inspector in the surveyor's office on Dec. 5, 1866. Accused of corruption, Smythe barely managed to hold on to his collectorship and was forced out of office after four years, whereas Melville toiled on the piers for 19 years until his retirement in 1885. Uwe Sartori, FASTRAX, poses a question. In Arizona, the granite was stored in a fenced-off area until needed during reconstruction. Courtesy of Lake Havasu Museum of History. A view of the damage from the side of the NYC Customhouse, building six of the WTC. Caricaturist & Customs Examiner Patrick Devine draws Dr. Hazen H. Hicks, veterinary inspector with the USDA's Bureau of Animal Industry. Though this cartoon comically portrays southern efforts to court English support, the Union was concerned about potential British assistance to From the Union perspective, the blockade was a success, heralded in lyrics like the following: "The rebels now stand trembling, they see their game's play'd out, They thought that France and England, would join them in the South But to their great disaster, John Bull's too much afraid, From the southern point of view, it was imperative that the Confederacy succeed in the war, break the blockade, and once again trade its most valuable commodity. The lyrics in part read: "By the blockade he is bound, In our Southern regions found; Let him hear the gladsome sound, Of your warlike chorus round. Great King Cotton. "Let him once again be free To help the nations over the sea; For your wealth he holds the key To As the Union gained victories in the south and captured key coastal cities, it reopened blockaded ports for trade with northern states as well as foreign nations. (Library of Congress image [LC-USZ62-116353]) A CBP Cessna C-550 Citation patrolling the seas. A CBP Officer verifies Proper documentation on a small commercial aircraft. A Border Patrol agent inspects a man-made tunnel near Nogales, Ariz. Such tunnels are used to transport drugs under the U.S. border. (photo by Josh Denmark) Border Patrol Bycycle units patrol the city of Brownsville Texas looking for illegal Immigrants. Illegal migrants are placed in holding facilities before they are returned to Mexico. Cargo arrives at a seaport by truck to be loaded onto outbound ships. Members of the Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard carry a ceremonial flag in Washington D.C. at a memorial service honoring fallen agents and officers. CBP Border Patrol agent plays Taps at the end of this year Valor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony. CBP officer trainee receives instruction on the proper use of the baton. A CBP UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter arrives in Haiti with humanitarian personnel and aid. A Red Cross volunteer assists CBP officers in taking care of one of the arriving Haitian orphans. CBP Laboratory personnel remove items from x-ray testing equipment. A CBP scientist runs extensive tests on a metal sample to determine its' origin. Truck Scanning Two CBP Marine unit Midnight Express boats patrol the waters off of Miami, Florida's shores. Old Monument No. 16, looking east, was built in the early 1850's to mark the U.S. - Mexico border. Courtesy National Archives (76-OM-1-144) Traffic Check on Highway 277 north of Del Rio in late 1950s. [1955 plate on car] Example of a bollard fence in El Paso Sector Robert Smalls' contract with the Union as Master of the Planter. Baiamonte, eCP; Don Luther, GETA; Maritza Castro, eCP. Sam Banks, eCustoms Partnership, and Rod MacDonald, U.S. Customs, moderate the discussion. Marihuana Seizure at the Hidalgo port of entry Panel members discussed their agency's role in the development of ACE.Roger West, U. S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Customs Commissioner Robert Bonner enjoys lunch before beginning his speech. Seated to the Commissioner's left is Janet Pence, TSN Coordinator. Our Flyers in the Stars, America in Space, short title Stars, approx. 1976. A CBP Agriculture Specialist checks to see what her partner, Tyco, has detected in a traveler's carry-on bag at the San Francisco International Airport. Damaged road in Tucson Sector Max F. Lieberls of the Savannah laboratory using a half shade polariscope to examine a sugar sample, 1968. The cylindrical apparatus on the right is the light source. Polarisopes were replaced by automatic polarimeters in the 1970s. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)1904 engraving from an oil portrait by Osgood shows Hawthorne at age 36, during the period he was employed as a customs measurer of coal and salt in the Boston Custom House from 1839 to 1841. Carriers had the opportunity to participate in a workshop designed to elicit feedback on Release 4 functionality. Traffic across London Bridge, c.1910-1915. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. U.S. Customhouse is seen in the lower left corner of this photo showing the devastation of the attack on the WTC in New York Sept. 11.