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Blogs from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Saturday marked the second anniversary of the signing of landmark trade legislation – the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA). For CBP, the new law required reorganization: new programs, offices, regulations, trainings, and...
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I am proud to announce that on Saturday, February 24, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) completed the final major step in automating the import and export process within the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This is a monumental...
Monday, February 12, 2018
For some of us, the excitement surrounding Valentine’s Day makes our hearts beat faster. This is certainly true for CBP agriculture specialists Department of Homeland Security DeputySecretary Elaine Duke (center) examines abunch of imported...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
The holiday shopping season is about to begin and retailers everywhere will roll out bargains online and in stores. For CBP, this annual spike in commercial activity means that we are busier than ever at our 328 land, air, and sea ports of entry...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Last week I traveled to visit CBP operations and personnel in Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The magnitude of the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria is devastating. Border Patrol agents and CBP officershelp clear debris...
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
When imported merchandise is sold in the United States at a less than fair value, that’s called “dumping,” and it can have severe impacts on domestic producers and manufacturers. To prevent dumping, duty rates are assigned by the...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
A graphic of an AMO rescue, FieldOperations rescue and U.S. BorderPatrol rescue during Hurricane Harvey The impact Hurricane Harvey has had on Texas and Louisiana is devastating—lives have been lost, entire communities were under water,...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
I can’t think of a more meaningful and fulfilling career than keeping our nation safe and secure for our friends, families, and future generations. Our mission touches everyone who lives in America and you can be a part of that mission. That...
Friday, July 7, 2017
When people talk about U.S. Customs and Border Protection, they are usually talking about our visible frontline mission: our CBP officers who conduct inspections of people and cargo at our ports of entry and international mail facilities; our Border...
Friday, May 26, 2017
May 28 marks the 93rd anniversary of the founding of the United States Border Patrol. Congress created the Border Patrol in 1924 as part of the Department of Labor’s Immigration Bureau. Members of the Border Patrol HorsePatrol guard our...

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